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Temping up for Christmas?

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If you haven’t started already, now is the time to not only start thinking about your seasonal recruitment but the time to make those all important recruiting decisions. How much do you need to ramp up the scale of your labour to ensure you meet those crucial Christmas targets and deadlines? Christmas represents the busiest recruitment drive of the year as companies, particularly in industries such as Manufacturing, Retail, Industrial and Logistics look to dramatically increase their workforce to deal with seasonal variations. But how is your business going to do this?

Back in October, Retailer John Lewis was already advertising for a huge 3,500 temporary staff, whilst online marketplace giant Amazon began their recruitment drive in their announcement to create 20,000 temporary jobs to handle their Christmas rush. Many of these blue-chip organisations use their own in-house recruitment teams to identify, screen and recruit their labour – whereas other businesses will use a market leading, renowned recruitment agency to manage their accounts. But what if you are a much smaller scale SME organisation, looking to outsource the hassle of temporary Christmas recruitment? Specialist Industrial recruitment agencies like Start People bring a team of trained and driven Recruitment Consultant’s who have over ten years experience recruiting for large scale industrial operations. From Pickers, Packers, FLT drivers to Warehouse and Production Operatives, we have a structured industrial division that operates a 24/7 on call service. 

Already working with some major Manufacturing brands this year, our industrial team have a pool of candidates already interviewed and prepared to land their new role. Operating mainly across the North West of England, we work with factories and warehouses who are struggling to fill high volume labour within strict time frames, removing their workload so their teams can ensure they get their own jobs done without worrying about handling the ups and downs of temporary workers. We can provide businesses with a bespoke service unique to their individual needs; because we know what works for one of our clients doesn’t necessarily work for the next. Whether it’s implementing an interactive pre-employment test or supplying additional, branded uniform – we are on hand to listen to what you require.

During this busy time, it is also majorly important to remain vigilant regarding worker compliance and rights to work. With the festive period fast approaching, some employers will deal with fluctuations in demand by asking part time employees such as students, to work additional hours. In the Christmas rush, employers should not forget about immigration compliance matters which are brought into focus by recruiting large numbers of temporary staff or by increasing hours at short notice. Right to work checks must be carried out for all potential employees before they start work however, businesses that use employment agencies to recruit their staff do not have to carry out Right to Work checks if they do not act as the employer of the individual. Therefore, we will do this for you to remove the excess stress and ensure that any worker on your site in the run up to Christmas is legally permitted to be there, working for you.

Furthermore, our team will work with you to handle, manage and backfill absences because we know just how crucial these can be at this time of year – every person has a job to do. We will always ensure we are supporting managers to plan shift patterns around staff availability, maintaining staffing levels. If you are an industrial business looking for a quick, hassle-free recruitment solution then Get Started with us today. 

Contact Mike Rogers on 0161 713 0252
Mike.rogers@startpeopleltd.co.uk

 

By Nina Yeulett on 12 Nov 2018

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