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It’s here! Welcome to the Pole Position launch of our new website!

We are delighted to share with you our newly designed website, with a bold, vibrant new look and enhanced navigation experience. We have worked closely with Froot design to completely rebrand, refresh and revolutionise Pole Position Personnel.

To start, we’ve streamlined our menus to give you quick access to the area you’re looking for. We’ve consolidated information on our organization, our work and commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

A few of our goals with the new website were to make it faster, easier to navigate for users, and easier for us to manage/update. Most of all, we wanted to help our clients get to know us better. If you take a look around the site I think you’ll get a pretty good idea of who we are and what we do as a company.

Why not give us your feedback on the new website by posting a comment on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/thesmartrecruiters

We invite you to start exploring…

 

 

September 3rd, 2014 by Jason Cope

National minimum wage set to rise October 2014

The National Minimum Wage rates are changing on 1 October 2014 which will affect all businesses, regardless of company size. So whether you have only a handful of employees or several hundred, you are urged to prepare by taking steps to work out how much your workers are owed and making sure their payroll is updated.

The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour workers are entitled to by law. Different minimum wage rates apply depending on the circumstances of the worker. Factors such as they employee’s age, the provision of accommodation, travel time and uniform hire can all affect how much a worker is owed and must be taken into account.

Paying workers correctly and in compliance with the law is crucial. If you are unsure about what you should be paying, you can call the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or visit www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage for free advice and information.

Employers who fail to pay workers the right amount will be publicly named and shamed, face a financial penalty of up to £20,000 per employee, and may even be prosecuted.

National Minimum Wage rates
The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

Year 21 and over 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice*
2014 (from 1 October) £6.50 £5.13 £3.79 £2.73
2013 (current rate) £6.31 £5.03 £3.72 £2.68
2012 £6.19 £4.98 £3.68 £2.65
2011 £6.08 £4.98 £3.68 £2.60
2010 £5.93 £4.92 £3.64 £2.50

*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age.

September 2nd, 2014 by Jason Cope

Award winning drivers from Pole Position

Pole Position are proud to announce that one of our drivers has received the prestigious DRIVER OF THE MONTH award from global giant NESTLE. This is the FIRST time that has been awarded to an agency driver.

Pictured above David Clarke Transport Manager, Jason Cope Partner Smart Solutions, Chris Tinley award winning driver.

He was rewarded for exceptional service and diligence that saved the company time and money. We work hard to recruit outstanding staff and this has certainly been worth it.

 

 

 

September 1st, 2014 by Jason Cope

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