February 24, 2020

Udrafter Version 2 is Live!

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Feb 25, 2020

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by. The Udrafter team has been hard at work over the last 6 months as we continue to build and improve the platform for our users. 


Below is a brief update on the enhancements we have made. 


Rebrand

You may have noticed some fresh new colours, font and logo changes. As Udrafter has grown and evolved we thought it was right to do the same with the overall look and feel of the platform. 


As some of you may or may not be aware, Udrafters longer meaning comes from the University Draft system in American sporting culture – whereby talented college athletes are ‘drafted’ into the professional teams. Udrafter mirrors this concept by drafting skilled students and graduates into thriving businesses. 


The Udrafter hand symbolises the American foam finger and sports ethic ‘pick me’. Throughout the site we have utilised different styles of hands to represent the dynamic nature of skill sets on the platform, its simplicity to use and the enthusiastic energy we embody. 


The team has invested a lot of time gathering feedback from our business and student users on what they liked and disliked about the functionality and visual representation of the site and app. Udrafter Version 2 brings a new flow, easier navigation and a slicker interface to the overall user experience which we hope you will love!



Functionality 

PAYROLL: Udrafter now supports end to end payroll for all students and graduates on the platform making it easier than ever before to engage students in projects and find the best talent, without having to deal with the heavy admin. 


Communication is key to any successful working relationship. Students are now able to track their hours via the online timesheet while giving progress updates of the work they have completed. Businesses can keep up to date with the progress of the project and students can receive vital feedback as they develop. 


As a business, you still maintain full control over the rate of pay and hours allocated. Students burn these hours down each week and once approved by the business, the automated charge process begins. 


All students receive weekly payslips and pay-outs for the hours they track, a week in arrears on Udrafter. Remember to track your hours or you do not get paid. 


Udrafter is lightning fast, but don’t take our word for it. Hiretech, an engineering services company, posted a job for a mechanical engineer student on a Thursday afternoon and had multiple applications within a few hours. He met an applicant the next day and that student started on the following Monday. Here is what he had to say in this short clip:


SUBSCRIPTIONS: Businesses can now choose from 4 different subscription tiers to best suit their needs based on how many live projects they require at one time. 1 live project per student. 


These include Starter (1 live project/month) , Growth (5 live projects/month) , Scale (10 live projects/month), and Enterprise packages (bespoke). 


The projects are reusable and extendable. This means if a project ends 2 weeks into the month, that project becomes free again allowing you to post a new project for a new or previously hired student. Alternatively, you can extend the hours of the existing project to keep working with the same student. 


Udrafter aims to level the playing field for all businesses and students. That is why the platform will continue to be free for students to use, but “what about businesses?” I hear you say.


Now businesses can get started right away with our Starter package for FREE*! This gives you 1 live project a month (worth £768) to use how you like. The best part is there is no free trial time period, crazy right? Make the most of it while you can, we can’t promise it will be free forever. 


Pricing can found here.


*Please note that there is still a cost of student payment. 


ADDED VALUE: Udrafter now provides right to work & education checks, as well as public liability and professional indemnity insurance for all Udrafter students. 


We believe in not only speeding up the hiring process but giving our customers peace of mind. Version 2 makes it even faster to get a student or graduate into your organisation, staying compliant and with none of the administrative burden. 



Thank you for all of your support! 


Luke & Daryll  


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