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Stafforce Bulletin

Winter Issue

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Time to embrace the Winter season!

Time to embrace the Winter season!

Welcome to the Winter issue of your Stafforce Bulletin.

In this issue of the Stafforce Bulletin, we will share updates, celebrate achievements, and keep you up to date with the support we offer.

In this issue of your Bulletin, you will find:-

  • Ways to save with NAvigate+
  • Looking after your well-being this Winter
  • NAvigate+ December benefits
  • National Living Wage Increase
  • Colleague of the Month Nominations
  • Meet our teams in Lincoln, Southampton & on-site at McCains
  • Our Shoebox Appeal
  • We want to hear from you
  • Your pay at Christmas
  • Local festive activities in December

Ways to save with NAvigate+

Ways to save with NAvigate+

Our NAvigate+ app is the ideal platform to discover discounts, vouchers, and savings. This time of year is perfect for planning festive outings and purchasing last-minute gifts for your loved ones. We want you to get the most out of our NAvigate+ app during the holidays by benefiting from as many savings as possible.

We have put together a cheat sheet on how to use the ‘Rewards’ section of our NAvigate+ app. Click ‘Find out More’ below to access the portal.

Remember, you need to be signed up to benefit from our NAvigate+ portal. If you haven’t signed in yet, click here to join NAvigate+. Feel free to reach out to your local Stafforce representative if you need any assistance in getting started.

Looking after your well-being with NAvigate+

Looking after your well-being with NAvigate+

If you didn’t know, our NAvigate+ app has a well-being section which can be accessed through clicking ‘Health’ on the homepage, then clicking ‘Wellbeing Centre’. This section aims to provide education, support and tools to help you live a healthier and happier life because your wellbeing matters!

This section offers advice on the topics of exercise, nutrition, financial well-being and mental health.

This is a great place to visit if you’re looking to find tips to improve your sleeping pattern, new delicious recipes, helpful articles from experts, free workout videos as well as tips on how to improve/manage your mental health.

Click Discover More below to check it out.

Latest NAvigate+ Rewards! (need to add Dec's when released)

Latest NAvigate+ Rewards! (need to add Dec's when released)

December brings dark mornings and nights, signalling the countdown to Christmas and New Year.

Discover what benefits are in store this month:

Save 7% on all in-store purchases at Marks & Spencer

Save 7% on all purchases instore at Iceland

…keep scrolling

Save 12.5% on all online purchases at Yankee Candle

Save 9% on purchases online and in-store at Lego

Earn 12% on purchases online at Levi’s

& many more benefits waiting for you!

>> Click here << to enter the NAvigate+ portal

You can also start the New Year financially fit with the NAvigate+ Budget Planner!

>> Start budget planning now <<

National Living Wage Increase

National Living Wage Increase

Following the Chancellor’s announcement regarding the pay increase for National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. We wanted to share the figures with you so you understand how you will benefit from this change moving into 2024.

You must be at least school-leaving age to receive National Minimum Wage and those aged 21 and over will now receive National Living Wage.

On 1st April 2024, the following changes will come into action:-

  • 21 years old and over will receive £11.44 per hour (increase from £10.18)
  • 18-20 years old will receive £8.60 per hour (increase from £7.49)
  • Under 18’s will receive £6.40 per hour (increase from £5.28)
  • Apprentice’s will receive £6.40 per hour (increase from £5.28). This rate is for Apprentice’s aged under 19 or over 19 in their first year of their apprenticeship

If you have any questions regarding your expected pay increase next year, reach out to your local Stafforce branch.


Colleague of the Month Nominations

At Stafforce, we value and appreciate your hard work and dedication. Every month, our teams throughout the UK nominate individuals who collaborate with our clients as our ‘Colleague of the Month’.

This recognition goes beyond exceptional work quality, encompassing individuals who embody positivity, reliability, and a genuine eagerness to help.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

You can view the rest of our Colleague of the Month Awards here

  • Dhiraj Rai - Tayto Dhiraj Rai - Tayto

    Dhiraj Rai - Tayto

    "Dhiraj is a dedicated and reliable member of our team who consistently goes above and beyond. He always shows good work ethics and a positive attitude."

  • Adam Sheldrick - Quorn Adam Sheldrick - Quorn

    Adam Sheldrick - Quorn

    "Adam has worked with us just over a month now and has exceeded all expectations by being a foundation stone, turning up every day and always being positive on any given task. A massive well done Adam!”

  • Sreevani Rendadi - Superfine Sreevani Rendadi - Superfine

    Sreevani Rendadi - Superfine

    "Czeslaw is a reliable and hardworking colleague who consistently goes above and beyond, especially during the busy Christmas season. He willingly takes on extra shifts to support his team and consistently exceeds expectations. Highly respected by both the Stafforce team and department managers."

Meet our Lincoln Team

Meet our Lincoln Team

Say hello to the friendly faces in our Lincoln branch!

Aimee Stokes, our Business Manager, manages the recruitment for clients in Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. Outside of work, she enjoys long walks with family.

Raminta Rybnikova, our Senior Recruitment Consultant, focuses on permanent job positions. She enjoys cooking and sharing meals with loved ones, as every dish is an opportunity for culinary exploration.

Harriet Petty is our Recruitment Consultant who handles permanent Industrial and Commercial jobs in the East and West Midlands. She enjoys hiking in the Peak District with her partner and Shih Tzu, Ziggy.

Ben Palmby, our Recruitment Consultant, handles all temporary jobs and enjoys playing in a band, trading cards, and walking his Dachshunds.

Maria Hill is our Recruitment Consultant who manages relationships with our temporary workers and enjoys dining out and spending time with her pets.

If you know someone looking for work in Lincoln or surrounding areas, please pass on this number >> 01522 785720 <<

Meet our on-site team at McCain's

Meet our on-site team at McCain's

Greet our on-site teams at McCain’s!

Meet Roxana Popovici, our Account Manager, and Trina Simpson, our Account Coordinator, at our on-site McCain office situated in Scarborough.

On a daily basis, they oversee a team of 120 members by dealing with routine issues, as well as handling more complex ones on behalf of McCains. They also manage current workers, train new team members, and conduct interviews.

Their passion lies in helping people find the right positions within the company, and they take pride in providing support to everyone they work with.

In their spare time, Roxana and Trina enjoy travelling and spending quality time with their families.

If you know someone who would be interested in an opportunity at McCains, please pass on this number >> 01723 580333 <<

Meet our team on Southampton Port

Meet our team on Southampton Port

Introducing our Southampton Port team!

Meet Rachel Syms our Senior Business Manager, Nikki Leggett our Service Delivery Manager and Jermein Halley our Ports Trainer, who work at our site on Southampton Docks.

Rachel is responsible for working with businesses around Southampton Docks, assisting with their requirements as well as managing relationships with our current clients. Outside of her working hours, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Nikki monitors the service quality we deliver, whilst managing relationships with current clients and workers. During her free time, she likes to unwind and imagine herself enjoying the warm summer weather.

Jermein provides training for our workforce as well our fulfilling our client’s training needs across Southampton Docks. Jermein’s main motivation is spending time with his family outside of work.

Examples of the roles they look after are; RoRo Drivers, Lashers, Post Delivery Inspectors, Tug Drivers, Cruise Valet Parking, Baggage Handlers, Cruise Parking Customer Service Call Centre. If you know anyone looking for these kind of opportunities on Southampton Docks, please pass on this number >> 02381 102014 <<

Your pay at Christmas

Your pay at Christmas

Your Stafforce representative may have already made you aware, but if they haven’t yet, see below your expected pay dates providing time-sheets are given to us by the deadline:-

Pay date before Christmas: 22nd December

Pay date for after Christmas: 29th December

Pay date for January: 5th January 2024

Holiday Pay: Please be aware, that you need to request any holidays for payment over the Christmas period, including the bank holidays by 21st December!

Office hours

All of our offices will be closed from Friday 22nd December and will re-open at 8:30am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

If you have any queries between these dates, your local branch will have an emergency out-of-hours number. Contact your Stafforce representative to enquire what their number is, if you do not already have it.

Our Shoebox Appeal

Our Shoebox Appeal

Join us in spreading Christmas cheer

Throughout December, we’re organising a shoe box appeal to collect small gifts and useful items for charities in need, to offer extra support. Collecting items such as:-

  • Toys – Soft toys, balls, yoyos, skipping ropes, building blocks, playing cards, jigsaws, musical instruments, toy cars, dolls, jewellery, balloons
  • Educational – pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, paper, colouring books, pencil cases, rulers, rubbers, stickers, calculators
  • Personal – toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, sanitary products, hairbrushes, combs, shower gel, soap, flannels
  • Other – socks, scarves, hats, sweets, torches, football shirts, shorts

Each of our teams has carefully selected a local cause to donate to and will be delivering the boxes before Christmas.

Please reach out to your local branch if you’d like to contribute to your local branch’s shoebox donation.

We want to hear from you

We want to hear from you

At Stafforce, we are committed to reviewing the quality of our service to guarantee we provide you with the best support possible. Your feedback plays a big part in this process, allowing us to enhance our support for you in the future.

We recently sent you an email inviting you to complete our ‘Colleague Satisfaction Survey’. If you haven’t had the chance to complete it yet or did not find it in your inbox, please find the link below to access the form.

>>> Please click here <<<

Your feedback is important to us, thank you for taking 10 minutes of your time to help us continuously improve.

Winter activities near you

Winter activities near you

We’ve collated some festive activities and events around your local area. Check them out below:-

Christmas By Candlelight – Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham – 22nd December

Christmas Party Nights – Orsett Hall, Essex – 1st Dec-23rd Dec

Immingham Town Council Christmas Party – Immingham Civic Centre – 9th Dec or 15th Dec

Enchanted North – Thornhurst Manner – 26th Nov-24th Dec

Winter Illuminations – Yorkshire Wildlife Park – 18th Nov-9th Jan

Elf Explorer – Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (Haworth) – 25th Nov-10th Dec or 21st Dec-24th Dec

Festive Afternoon Tea – Avenue Bar & Restaurant, Bradford – 1st Dec-24th Dec

Carlisle Christmas Market – Carlisle City Centre – 1st Dec-17th Dec

Christmas Family Crafts – Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery – 20th Dec-21st Dec

Reindeer Feeding  – Normandy Hall Country Park – 1st Dec onwards

Christmas Countdown – Pink Pig Farm, Scunthorpe – Every Sat/Sun in Dec

Christmas Crafts & Pudding Club – Abby’s Bistro, Grimsby – 11th & 18th Dec

Victorian Kitsch-mas Market – Hull Minster – 10th Dec

Lincoln Christmas Lights Trail – Lincoln – 23rd Nov-1st Jan

Meet Santa – Lincoln Waterside Shopping Centre – 25th Nov-24th Dec

Visit the Yellow Submarine – Albert Dock – December

A Light Before Christmas – Liverpool Cathedral – 2nd-9th Dec

Hogwarts in the Snow – Warner Bro’s Studio Tour London – December

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park – December

Festive Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea – One Aldwych – December

We hope you have a fantastic Christmas, enjoying the festivities. From us all at Stafforce, we’d like to thank you for your hard work through-out 2023 and we look forward to continuing supporting your employment in 2024!

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