The Benefits of Using Temporary Staff to Fill Positions in an Uncertain Market

After three months with doors largely closed, hospitality organisations are now raring to go, with pent-up demand for eating out in the UK at an all-time high. 

Of course, with so many uncertainties right now and with new social distancing measures in place, exactly what the new normal in your organisation will look like remains to be seen. 

As a manager, you will have had concerns over the staffing of your team; if you have the right number of employees, if you can afford to pay them, and if you have the right team members in place in line with the future vision of your business. 

We work especially with temporary employees for catering or hospitality businesses and have been providing establishments with these types of contracts for years. Temp staff are indispensable right now, as companies figure out new ways of working – this article is all about the benefits of using temp staff in your organisation right now. 

 

1. Ease Your Payroll Worries 

The last few months have been an incredibly uncertain time for everyone in the hospitality industry. 

The best way to ease long-term staffing worries is to go temporary – 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.  

 

2. Meeting an All-Time High Demand  

People have noted that the closure of hospitality businesses was on a scale that we’ve never seen before. What we must remember is that the opening of these establishments will be similar – places are likely to struggle to meet demand. 

With no overseas holidays this year, there will be an unprecedented amount of UK residents looking to enjoy themselves in a limited number of places.  

Of course, with social distancing measure in place, there will be a smaller number of customers in your establishment at one time. Still, places that open on 4th July and later this summer are expecting to see a higher demand overall.  

Temporary workers will help you meet the fluctuating needs of your business as you figure out what the new normal in your establishment looks like.  

 

3. Reinventing Your Team 

So much has changed in the last three months, there is a good chance that going forwards, your hospitality team will look different from the one you left at the beginning of the year. 

If your business plan has changed, does your team need to change to reflect this? 

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 with positions in other sectors. If the full team that you had in place before lockdown is 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-lockdown business strategy.  

 

4. 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. Still, unfortunately, this might be the case for individuals who pre-lockdown were working for establishments that are going to struggle to open up again. 

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 that are 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.    

 

Next Steps 

We specialise in providing excellent temporary catering and hospitality staff to organisations and have been supporting businesses through the difficult times over the last few months. 

As the hospitality sectors look to open up again over the coming weeks, 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 for the reopening of your business, get in contact with us today to find out how we can help. 

 

Thanks, 

Dawn   

 

About KSB Recruitment 

We are expert recruiters in the catering and hospitality industry with over 28 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. 

Who is Paige Turbitt

Paige TurbittPaige Turbitt: Always striving to bring 100% to the work that I do, and my goal as a recruiter is to build strong long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with candidates and clients alike. Currently, I am continually searching for the best talent and attitudes in the UK who work within the Catering and Hospitality industry. I am seeking for individuals who are open to hearing about new career challenges and opportunities. I predominantly recruit for establishments who are working towards, or have achieved accolades. This is something I am passionate about as I understand and can appreciate the effort, dedication and talent needed to uphold/gain such achievements!

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