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Could sharing be caring in promotional staffing too?

The promotional staffing industry has a big elephant in the room and it’s trumpeting loud and clear, but we’re not really listening. Or maybe, we’re even trying to muffle it. Every agency says it has the best staff and indeed they often do. But these fantastic field staff are not unique to each agency. Rather, especially in a location as …

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Making the switch from brand ambassador to campaign manager

Whilst there are some who are perfectly content in their current roles, there will always be others who wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. Or maybe we should say, there some folk thinking of leaving the grassy fields of experiential staffing behind for the cosy interiors of the management office. Perhaps you’ve seen the managers swinging …

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Should you be paying staff for their travel time?

Note: This is applicable for UK agencies only and is not legal advice As we’ve discovered with issues like working hours per week and holiday pay, running an agency managing temporary staff can be like wading through a swamp. The information available is thick and murky, and you’re stuck in the middle of it. Not only do agencies have to …

The difference between American and British staffing agencies

There are some stark differences between the US and the UK – the meaning of the word fanny, tea with or without milk, and the ability to laugh at oneself – and, perhaps not as obviously, in the staffing industry as well. But from a country who broke away from the UK based on some disagreements, perhaps that should be …

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Recycling branded clothing in the promotional staffing industry

Campaigns often call for branded uniforms and what the client asks for, is what must be delivered. T-shirts, hats, trousers, jackets and more are churned out of factories and branded with the sole purpose of adorning field staff for, generally, one particular campaign. But come the end of the campaign road, what happens to this gear? Usually, it’s destined for …