Grafter is a new and easy digital solution for business to rapidly engage project, short term and seasonal workers. The concept was conceived by Tom Cape and co-founded with Richard Knight in June 2017.
Following a 156% overfunding raise in October 2017, Grafter has attracted over 10,000 registered users and this number is set to climb.
Through further research, it became apparent that many landscaping businesses required a faster route to find non-specialist workers. Coupled with flexible working growing in popularity – from millennials to the retired – the business was born.
Grafter is designed for businesses seeking project, short term or seasonal workers in construction, landscaping and self-employed workers seeking flexible or short-term work that doesn’t demand qualified skills or experience.
As Tom Cape explains, Grafter is fit for the demanding needs of business and workers both now and the future. “We recognise the way people want to work and the type of work available is changing rapidly. This is the first digital service that engages all types of flexible workers with local business in just a few steps – making the process of finding work and workers, swift, cost-effective and trustworthy too”.
Whether its labourers seeking their next building project, students looking for holiday income or older workers searching for gardening or driving work, Grafter offers a simple sign up process. ‘Grafters’ are able to upload their profiles detailing who they are, where they are located and what they are able to do.
In the case of businesses seeking workers – Grafter offers a managed service including additional value-add services such as tracked messaging, digital contracting, reminder emails and a cashless payment system. At the payment stage, Grafter charges the business a usage fee of 5% plus VAT.
In a fast-growing culture of flexible working, Grafter is committed to supporting good practice and fair work. The service only allows jobs to be posted and priced at or above the minimum wage.
The team is growing – focusing efforts on the brand and its global reach through digital marketing, PR, social media, events, partnerships and direct to market tactics.
As true digital disrupters of the traditional employment marketplace, Grafter plans to amplify its platform in the future making the website a destination for additional services such as tax administration, accounting and a platform for charities to find volunteer workers.
Grafter is available at www.Grafternow.com and the app is available on iOS and Google Play.