Grafter provides a very simple and cost effective way to find, book and pay temporary staff. Follow these 6 simple steps to use the service effectively:
1. Set-up a job
To set-up a new job you enter a few basic details. This should only take a few minutes. You can start the process here: https://app.grafternow.com/#/create-job-now.
Make sure you 'sell' the job to the grafters with the best information about the job. This will mean you get the best selection of grafters to choose from. Offering a good day rate is also key to getting a good response, we recommend over £100.
You can always update details later if they change by clicking EDIT in the job menu.
2. View grafter profiles
As grafters reply to confirm they are available for your job, they will be added to the list of potential grafters for a job in the 'My Jobs' section.
If you don't get the people you need, try running the search again with more information, or a higher pay rate to make the job more appealing to more grafters.
3. Using Chat
You can view their profiles (click on their name to see a full profile) and contact them through the CHAT service, to discuss details and make sure they are the right people for the job.
If you find someone you like, you can pay (or use a Credit) to get their contact details. You now have the option to use the platform to book, manage and pay the worker securely at no extra cost.
The rest of this article is if you choose to use the platform to manage people...
4. Book a worker
When you have found the right grafter for the job, you can 'MAKE OFFER' to offer them the work. This will give you a chance to update the job details that will go into the contract if you have agreed anything different with the grafter.
Once offered, the grafter will receive the job offer in their dashboard. If they ACCEPT the offer they are now formally booked for the job.
5. Complete the work
The work can now be undertaken safe in the knowledge that both sides have agreed to the terms in the standard Work Agreement and that all details are recorded for future reference.
6. When to pay the grafter
You define when payments will be made as part of the job details. The worker submits an online invoice to you as defined in the job description. You should then pay this within the agreed payment terms, also as defined in the job details.
7. Making a payment
The process to make a payment is as follows:
The workers Request Payment according to the job details.
This will raise an invoice which will be sent to you electronically.
If you wish, you can forward this to someone else to pay. They will not need a Grafter account to make the payment.
Or, you can pay easily yourself using our online bank transfer, or directly by cash or from your bank, using the workers bank details on the invoice.
If you don't use the online payment, remember to mark the invoice paid to confirm payment has been completed.
8. Close the Contract
The END CONTRACT button allows you to close the job. You can also review the worker for the job.
Reviewing the grafter is important as it rewards hard workers as it helps them find more work. It also helps to keep the grafters keen on your job, as they know you will have the opportunity to review them later.
All grafters on the service have signed up as self-employed. They are therefore responsible for managing their own tax affairs.
You will receive an invoice for your payment to the worker. These can be found in the 'My Payments' section.
Any questions we will be happy to help, just click the blue button on the bottom right of the screen...