Why a temporary role should be our new permanent solution

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impactful effect on people’s everyday lives as well as their work lives. However, these impacts are far from negative. During the Coronavirus pandemic candidate availability has been soaring which is fantastic news for recruiters and businesses who are looking to employ candidates. The need for temporary workers is also rising rapidly with Temp billing rising for the third month in a row in Scotland. From these statistics being a ‘temp’ is the ideal job during these difficult times.

Job Sectors with the highest amount of Temp vacancies:

IT and Computing

Engineering and Construction

Blue Collar- labourer roles/warehouse roles etc.

Accounting and Financial

Secretarial and Clerical

Job Sectors with the highest amount of permanent vacancies:

Blue collar – labourer/warehouse roles etc.

Nursing, medical and Care

IT and Computing

Pros of working a temporary role:

The experience gained from temporary roles is fantastic. By working with a multitude of different companies in different sectors you are learning lots of new skills that will make your cv stand out from the crowd and gaining lots of new skills that can be helpful in all types of roles and shows you are able to work successfully in multiple different roles and sectors.

Temporary roles are often very flexible and are ideal for people who want a change in career every so often. They are also ideal for people who like to travel or have a busy life outside of work.

By working in various workplaces, you are building up connections with people and employers which is ideal if looking for another job in the future a little helping hand could help you gain a future role – it’s all about who you know!

Temporary roles are also ideal for everyone and not something to be dismissed as many can lead to a permanent role. If you impress and show that you are indispensable and a great asset to the team you never know what could happen…


Defying the odds during coronavirus

We at Aspirare Recruitment are feeling proud to be involved in the NHS supply chain during this current climate and are overjoyed to announce that business has been fantastic with our contract numbers quadrupling within the last 4-6 weeks. This is fantastic news for us and all those unemployed members of the public who have been able to fill these roles and find employment. With the key market sectors changing and the need for more warehouse, logistics and distribution services during the coronavirus pandemic we have a lot to offer the local community and are keen to  continue helping the local economy and support local businesses. At the moment the demand for temporary roles during the difficult time has been rising but we are pleased to let you know that there will be more and more permanent roles becoming available in the first quarter of the new year and some fantastic opportunities that are something to definitely get excited about.

The Local Economy and our community:

We believe in supporting the local economy and with this we plan on helping with the expansion of employment and filling jobs with those who are in need in the local community. We want to make a difference with helping it reach the best of its ability. We want to see all our candidates thrive and start a role that they enjoy and try to curb unemployment during this pandemic.

Key Market Sectors during Coronavirus:

Things are changing and coronavirus is having a big impact on the key markets and industries. We can see many people taking a change in career and diving into a new role. With Warehouse roles and jobs within the logistics and distribution sector in high demand and offering lots of positions that we recruit for why not try your hand at one of these. These sectors are also very flexible and great for all sorts of shifts and temporary, permanent or contract roles.

High Achievers:

Here at Aspirare we always strive to do our best and follow the motto “Be the best you can be” We want nothing more than to find our candidates the perfect role and to continue to provide our clients with a very high standard and good quality of candidates to work for them. With our contract numbers quadrupling and those numbers continuing to rise even more week by week our success here is something we are all delighted to be a part of and would love to share with those who are looking for a new opportunity or a change in role.


Recruitment and the pandemic

How has the recruitment Industry changed due to Covid? Is this the future for the recruitment Industry? Is Covid here for the long run?

What Industries have been hit the hardest during the pandemic?

The Coronavirus has had a negative impact on most industries, some big and successful companies we all know are no longer in business, whereas on the other hand some companies have taken full advantage of the pandemic and business has sky rocketed in sales some of these industries include the IT industry, online shopping apps and websites, supermarkets meaning more people have been needed to join such industries to take on the demanding increase of workload this has came in useful for Recruitment companies in these sectors.

What does this mean for Recruiters?

Covid has come as a challenge for recruiters along with other industries and putting forward candidates for roles as they cannot get to know the candidates as well as they would be able to do beforehand face to face, now they have to completely rely on video calling, emails, phone calls to be able to qualify candidates to the highest standards for their clients, meaning the standards may not be high which can come at a cost of reworking roles for a longer period.

Working Remotely

Although working from home may have some perks for some businesses, on the other hand there are companies who find working remotely more useful for their business – Not being in a team environment can sometimes make some employees lose motivation in their work and not work to the highest of standards. On the other hand, for companies working remotely has been more beneficial in terms of sales increase and growth in business, it means employees can be more flexible working from home as they are in the comforts of their own homes.

Unemployment in the UK

During the pandemic, there has been an increase in unemployment, there was a rising rate of 4.8% of unemployment in the UK meaning that 1.62 Million people were unemployed and searching for jobs – this was an advantage in a way for the Recruitment industry as people were looking for jobs and recruitment companies had jobs to offer to the public.

Covid has undeniably  pushed a lot of companies and the public to adapt to a new way of life in the way they handle business, especially the recruitment industry has had its own set of challenges.


A change in profession to cure the job hunt obsession

Throughout the course of the Coronavirus Pandemic the working world has changed drastically, a lot of people are struggling to find work within their chosen sector and less likely job sectors are coming into high demand and proving to be the best places to work at this difficult time. Statistics show that the average application-to-job ratio is rising by 84%. This shows that finding a job can be competitive. However, there are a lot of fantastic industries that are hiring larger amounts of staff than usual and hope for us all that employment is just around the corner and the chance to experience a new and exciting opportunity within a different field from our own.

The top 5 job sectors hiring during this time consist of:

  1. T and digital Technology – Is a Fantastic sector to get into at the moment and with the market changing and people working from home on their computers this is the highest in demand job and one you may even want to stick to long after the pandemic is over as digital skills are required in all industries and a good skill to use in all aspects of life.
  2. Warehouse staff, pickers and delivery drivers – With the lead up to Christmas and us all being stuck inside warehouse and delivery work is at an all time high. People are ordering more products online than ever before during this pandemic and Warehouse and Delivery companies are thriving during this time with Amazon creating over 15,000 new jobs for people in this industry. This is an ongoing market and one that will never die due to the high amounts of products people order and need delivered not only during the pandemic but also post pandemic.
  3. Supermarkets and Grocery Retail – Over 50,000 people in the UK have began working in retail/supermarkets during the Pandemic. Offering full time, temp and part time job opportunities this is the most flexible of all the job markets and has a role to suit everyone. With restaurants and pubs closed during this time or with newly arranged closing times people are eating in at home instead and the supermarkets are the busiest they have ever been making it a great sector to find a job in.
  4. Cleaners – Throughout the Pandemic Cleaners have been in high demand with over 10,000 cleaning roles being posted on indeed. Cleaners are needed for all kinds of places but especially in the healthcare and hospital sector as people want to see that things are being cleaned to a high standard while there is a virus. In a society of now disinfectant and cleaning conscious people due to Coronavirus, this is a fantastic job to get into with lots of work on offer.
  5. Lorry Drivers- This role is in very high demand as even before the Pandemic there was a shortage of up to 59,000 lorry drivers in the UK. With people getting more delivered to their homes and products getting moved about the country this is a great role for people everywhere and a job that will always be needed.