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Why the client may choose a temporary worker

Following on from my previous blogs where I mentioned agility and flexibility in the current working environment, the following information is targeted at the hiring company.

Homeworking seems to be the flavour of current times and is proving worthwhile during lockdown but how long will this last?

We have noticed that the hiring market is showing increases in certain market sectors and if a hiring company is servicing projects on the continent the supply chain must find a way to deliver this is why the business will and must consider using contractors or temporary workers in the short term. This is happening now.

Some reasons for the use of temporary workers include: –

Cashflow

As every business knows cash is king and using a temporary worker and outsourced payroll solution via a recruitment agency allows you breathing space in the invoicing payment cycle, this may be just the solution you need to enhance cash flow and profitability, it may also save jobs in the long term

Flexibility

During this period of change you can increase or decrease temporary headcount, this is called flexible resourcing and once again manages cost, it also means that la the liabilities lie out with your business from an HR, liability and legal viewpoint, its worth a thought and mitigates risk!

Choice

Due to current market conditions, there is a more readily available talent pool meaning that you have a choice of quality to suit your needs and in most occasions at short notice

The worker

The worker has become educated in current needs and too is more flexible than before meaning that longevity, satisfaction and performance can be attained, people need to be working and the employment market is cautious about being unemployed, its now hirer’s market

At Aspire Recruitment we are experienced and experts in all areas of temporary and contract recruitment, why not give us a call to discuss the various options with you

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Be aware and be flexible in the job market

As the market recovers and unemployment moves closer to 1 million since lockdown it is important that if you are offered a job to remember these are not normal times and flexibility is the key at this moment in time.

Those who are not aware of this and want to wait for a job may be waiting a while, please be aware of this, it’s “needs must” just now I am afraid.

In many ways it will be the first past the post scenario, this is absolutely in harmony with the temp market, jobs will be filled quicker than they were before due to demand and number of the available job applicants.

Stats tell us that the increase of job applications has grown by over 1000-1500 % at least, you are battling with a multiple of at least 10-15 times the number of job applicants for the job you applied for!! You are literally amongst a sea of other applicants and it is not normal.

I was speaking with a recruitment supply chain company lately who said that they had experienced a 15% growth on contact each week the last 4 weeks across all sectors, whilst that is good news the competition is greater.

Other factors to consider is that if you have a perm job, it’s a privilege just now, hang on to it tightly!!!

Pay rises may not be on the table for quite some time too, so get planning and watch your spending folks.

I believe we will get through this with foresight planning and decision making.

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Unlock the lockdown, moving towards recovery

The Recruitment industry has enjoyed consistent steady growth since the financial crash of 2008, naturally this is the biggest challenge the employment industry and the recruitment industry has had since then

So, what are the experts and the market telling us just now?

There are now slower falls in both the perm and contract market since July, its slowly turning thankfully both clarified by KPMG and the REC in their own jobs report for July.

Of course, there are regional variations on all the stats however the trend is changing and HOW we do this may continue to alter such as home working therefore the worker ad the hiring company need to be agile, not all business can do this as their services maybe labour intensive and require a physical or “hands on approach” more than others

Although the whole picture has changed we will recover!!

Skills and demand will change and so will a re-focus on adaptable skills

As the demand for certain skills continues to change, and a focus on re-skilling continues to grow, recruiters need to take time to understand the changes and adapt their offerings to meet market needs.

Most hiring business are looking to either to strengthen their core business or to diversify into more attractive niche markets.

For those that don’t take the time to understand and adapt to the new environment and reassess their strategic priorities, opportunities for growth may be more elusive.

My Prediction is that the market will see a rise in temporary contact over perm recruitment until the economy is in a more solid place, temp to perm will be a reality, so therefore the job seeker needs to be more flexible than they have ever been or long term periods of no work

We all need to adjust and show agility and we will get through this