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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 …

Photo by Szabolcs: photo of typewriter to symbolise switching from brand ambassador to manager photo of typewriter to symbolise switching from brand ambassador to manager

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 …

Job Applications Rock

When booking a person on to a shift you need to ascertain their availability, their suitability & their interest in the job.  Without your own job market you achieve this filtering by sending SMS to staff or calling them to see if all three factors coincide with the details of your job.  This is time consuming and costs money.  It’s …

No Notes, No Knowledge

The ability to simply create a note on a staffers profile is fundamental in building better awareness about the key skills, attributes and working behaviours of your staff.  This knowledge facilitates the booking of the best staff for the job and segment for more accurate profiling and booking.  Create notes after phone calls, email conversations, feedback after jobs or any …

Recruiting Staffers

Some of our customers are new to the promotional staffing arena and need help with recruiting brand ambassadors.   Here’s our little guide on getting your brand out there:   1. Start a facebook fan page – Post interesting articles about your business, news from the office and regular job updates.  Seed your fan page by placing a link on …

Happy Customers

Kim Levine, a director of Hels Angels, an excellent promotional staffing agency, recently sat with us to discuss the impact of watu on her business.  The purpose of our chat was to give some insight into the type of customers we work with, both in terms of industry and size, as well as get some feedback on the value that watu is adding to …

Watu makes staff managers jobs easier

Yesterday I ran a training session with one of our early customers, StaffWarehouse, a staffing agency in the promotional staffing industry in the UK.  Up until the introduction of Watu, StaffWarehouse had been using a recruitment industry software, a software that cost £4000 to set up and hundreds of pounds per month to subscribe to. I asked Hailey how she …

Searching Staffer Profiles

A quick example of how you can easily search WITHIN a staffers profile.  We’ve logged in on the manager side of Watu as Steven Spielberg.  We’re going to search for Michael Duncan as we’re shooting a movie about Ben&Jerrys and we’ve heard he loves ice cream.  This is how his profile appears; Now we want to search within Michaels profile to …