After almost a year of closures and disruptions, hospitality organisations can now plan to reopen, and with the benefit of pent-up demand for eating out in the UK at an all-time high, consideration should be given to employing temporary staff.
The pandemic has caused massive shockwaves across the industry, and we are now in a period of recovery. While there is a feeling of optimism in the air, business owners must now get down to the job of assembling their teams for 2021.
As a manager, you may have concerns over your team’s staffing, such as whether you have the right number of employees, can afford to pay them and have the best team members in place in line with the future vision of your business.
At KSB Recruitment, we work with temporary employees for catering or hospitality companies. We have been providing establishments with these contracts for over 28 years – but this year is different.
Employing temporary staff is indispensable right now, as companies figure out new ways of working – today we look at how vital temporary staff will be for your organisation this year.
Ease Your Payroll Worries
If you‘re thinking about the reopening stage of your business and haven‘t got a crystal ball to predict what‘s going to happen, the best way to ease payroll worries is by employing temporary staff – for now.
We have worked with temp hospitality staff for years, and we understand that the flexibility of these roles is a two-way street. The temp staff benefit from not being tied down to a permanent position, but as the employer, you benefit from the flux that you need right now until things settle down and you start to rebuild your permanent team.
Talk to us today about your staffing situation – we can provide the temp employees you need as and when you require them.
Meeting an All-Time High Demand
Boutique Hotelier recently published some extremely positive news about how busy UK establishments can expect to be this year. Farncombe Estate chief executive Andrew Grahame revealed that their bookings have increased by 450%, with similar pictures emerging across the UK.
The fact remains that there will be higher demand than ever on hospitality and catering establishments this year; even places that have never had to take on temporary staff before will need to consider it.
Temporary workers will help you meet your business’s fluctuating needs as you figure out your broader business strategy for the ‘new normal‘.
If you have never gone down the route of taking on temporary employees before and would like to know more about the process, we have created a guide to help. Click here to download the free guide, which explains everything you need to know.
Reinventing Your Team
So much has changed in the last year; there is a good chance that your hospitality team is now missing some of the key players you had before Covid.
There may be gaps in your team now, as some hospitality candidates have spent recent months searching for and taking new employment in the gaps that opened up elsewhere in the economy.
At the beginning of lockdown, job boards were linking up newly furloughed or sadly redundant hospitality staff positions in other sectors. If the employees you had in place before lockdown are now disjointed, now could be the perfect time to reinvent your team in line with a new direction for your business.
Again, temporary employees are a great way to do this as you are not tied into longer contracts; you can use this to your advantage as you figure out what works and what doesn‘t for your post-Covid business strategy.
Take Advantage of the Range of Candidates
Finally, the number of candidates that are looking for opportunities is at an all-time high. No hospitality business owner wants to see any employees made redundant. Unfortunately, this might be the case for individuals who pre-lockdown, were working for establishments that have since closed.
As a responsible employer, giving talented and hardworking individuals a shot at becoming part of your permanent team is a win-win for both you and the candidates currently looking for employment.
Speak to us today about the vision you have for your team and your establishment going forwards, and we will find you the individuals you are looking for.
We specialise in providing excellent temporary catering and hospitality staff to organisations and supporting businesses for over 28 years.
As the hospitality sectors look to open up again over the coming months, we understand that having the best team in place is going to be essential in getting you through to the other side.
If you need temporary hospitality employees at short notice to reopen your business, get in contact with us today on 0121 314 9365 to find out how we can help.
About KSB Recruitment
We are expert recruiters in the catering and hospitality industry with over 30 years in business, placing the best candidates in their perfect roles with an obsessive attention to detail.
KSB is proud to be a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) member, accredited investors in people, and both Data Protection and Home Office Compliance registered.
We specialise in roles in Birmingham, Staffordshire, the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and Northamptonshire.