With lockdown restrictions easing yet further and many businesses returning to a new form of normality, decisions on staffing levels must be taken. This is where employing temporary workers could help.
Across all sectors, demand may be unpredictable. Take the hospitality sector: pubs and restaurants will be opening next weekend, but how will customers react? Will there be a rush followed by sustained activity? Will there be a rush, then an immediate fall off? Indeed, people may prefer to stay away, while the spread of Covid remains a risk.
Using temps could provide your business with a degree of flexibility. If you need to increase your staff numbers quickly, then potentially decrease again in response to fluctuations in demand, temporary staff present an affordable solution. Using a temp means you avoid taking on permanent staff until you are certain your business can sustain them.
With the government’s work retention scheme in place until the end of October, many of our clients here at 24-7 Staffing are also protecting their employees by leaving them on furlough and bringing in occasional temporary workers to meet demand. This option could work for your business too.
In the meantime, the national picture is looking more positive, with business confidence returning. While still low, research by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) showed a 17% improvement in confident in May and June, representing an upward trend from the record lows of spring. Employers’ hiring intentions are growing, with more planning to expand their workforce than reduce it, over the next three months.
At 24-7 Staffing, we supply our clients with staff on a temporary basis, specialising in the driving, commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors. We also offer temporary with a view to permanent, and permanent staff. We are proud to offer a 100% PAYE service to all our candidates, along with the highest levels of compliance to meet all the latest legislative requirements, including right to work and professional qualification checks.
We would be delighted to talk to you about how we can help your business, as we emerge from lockdown. Why not get in touch to see how we can help.