MPLOY are pleased to introduce their established Horticultural / Agricultural division. The division has been operating successfully for over 15 years offering a specific service to companies that have an annual requirement for seasonal workers, especially companies who have traditionally used the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS), through the likes of HOPS and Concordia, to arrange their seasonal staffing.
MPLOY’s Horticultural and Agricultural Division offers a local, flexible, reliable and cost effective service that will meet the needs of local companies whether they need crop pickers, food packers or horticultural workers.
From our office locations in Christchurch, Poole, Dorchester and Salisbury MPLOY have the capacity to supply small to large volumes of temporary agricultural / horticultural workers across the whole of the Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and New Forest regions.
MPLOY are already supplying staff to a wide range of horticultural, agricultural and food processing companies across the region and at peak times they can reach in excess of 500 staff per week. Our current client base includes Double H Nurseries, Dorset Plants, Emerald Supplies, Brockhill Nursery, Keith Spicer Ltd., Express Potatoes, Ford Farms, Thomas J Fudges, Nicholas & Harris, Just Natural, Vitacress, Dorset Cereals and House of Dorchester.
We were told by our new and existing customers that using HOPS and Concordia can be expensive and inflexible and we were surprised to realise that a lot of companies are not aware that there is a local, compliant and cost effective alternative. MPLOY have now become the first choice option for the supply of seasonal workers to companies involved in the local horticultural, agricultural and food processing sectors.
The Benefits of Using Mploy Staffing Solutions are:
Able to respond at short notice.
MPLOY can finish temporary workers at short notice – this means that businesses can stay more cost effective during quieter times of their season (i.e. not tied in to a fixed term commitment for seasonal staff).
Proven ability to supply quality staff on time and at a competitive price.
Adherence to all compliance and legislative standards – including those specific to the Horticultural, Agricultural and Food Processing sectors. This gives prospective agency users peace of mind to know that obligatory audit processes are passed on a regular basis.
MPLOY are members of and accredited to the following:
GLA – (Gangmaster Licensing Authority – Reg. No. MPLO0001)
ALP – (Association of Labour Providers – Reg. No. 8006)
ISO 9001 – (Certificate No. GB2002550)
IIP – (Investors in People – Silver Award)
Licensed Data Protection Holders – (Reg. No. Z8756245)
REC – (Recruitment and Employment Confederation – Reg. No. 10725)
Dorset Business – (Chamber of Commerce).
Registered Ethical Trading Partner
Attended a ‘Stronger Together’ workshop
All of the above go a long way to ensuring our customers receive the very highest standards of customer service and will give assurances that any staff supplied are done so in an ethical and professional manner.
MPLOY – GLA ACCREDITATION
MPLOY were the first Employment business in Dorset to receive accreditation by the GLA (Gangmasters Licensing Authority).
The minimum standards laid down by the GLA form compulsory legislation for all employment agencies in an effort to curb the exploitation of workers in the agriculture, horticulture, shellfish gathering and associated processing and packaging industries.
Since 1st October 2006 it has been illegal for a business to provide labour to the regulated sectors if they do not have a gangmasters licence.
As a result of an intensive independent audit MPLOY passed the stringent criteria laid down by the GLA. As from 26th July 2005 MPLOY was accredited with this standard thus demonstrating that MPLOY Staffing Solutions is an ethical and fair employer.
The audit focused on numerous areas most importantly:
Confirmation that all non UK workers are employed legally (Correct visas and identity checks)
Confirmation that all workers accrue and are paid holiday pay
Itemised pay slips.
Interviews with foreign national workers, in their mother tongue, to confirm that Mploy are an ethical employer.
All financial due diligence on the payment of Tax, VAT and NI.
The checking of employee contracts and Mploy terms of business.
Adherence to the minimum wage legislation.
Fast becoming an industry standard, many clients are using the GLA as a benchmark for ethical recruiting of temporary and seasonal contract labour.
MPLOY Staffing Solutions have proven over the last 15 years that they are able to supply an efficient, compliant, flexible and cost effective service to a variety of companies involved in the Horticultural, Agricultural and Food Processing Industries. MPLOY have supplied a variety of staff of differing skill bases and are able to respond to low and high volume requests for staff at short notice.
MPLOY have established themselves as a creditable alternative to traditional methods of recruitment for seasonal horticultural and agricultural workers and we know if given an opportunity to supply we won’t disappoint.