Feature Proposal: Faster, easier payroll

Payroll is a fantastic feature of Watu, allowing agencies to have the confidence they are always paying staff, and never double-paying shifts, but we realise it’s a bit disjointed at the moment. Currently, agencies do the following: Run exports for PAYE staff wages Run exports for PAYE staff expenses Log invoices for Self-employed staff Export payroll batches for Self-employed staff …

Autofill Job Locations

The other day, Elizabeth from Tidy Models wrote to us and asked why Watu’s autofill was only offering her one address option. A problem that we would have loved to solve, if we actually offered autofill in the first place. It was a fantastic idea and I started to add it to the to-do list…but hold on, hello brilliance! If …

Feature Release: Holiday Pay | How to opt in

We’re so pleased to be presenting to you the much anticipated holiday pay feature for UK clients! It’s been in the making for some time and offers the opportunity to bring your agency in line with HMRC requirements. In case you would like a refresher, here is the basis behind creating the feature. Whether or not you plan to opt-in, …

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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 …