It’s Monday morning…
…the alarm didn’t go off, one of the kids spilt their breakfast down their school uniform, the dog escaped again, you got stuck in traffic with precisely minus-12 minutes to go until your presentation and then you finally got to the office to discover the receptionist is off with the ‘flu.
Or maybe you can’t supply a massive delivery because nobody realised until now that three of your warehouse team had simultaneous annual leave accidentally authorized when the new holiday booking system crashed a couple of months ago.
Staff shortages and unexpected absences are inevitable. We’re only humans, after all. But that doesn’t make these predicaments any less stressful to sort out, does it? Not having your staff where you need them, when you need them, can have a serious knock-on effect on delivering business as usual to your clients and customers.
You only need one influential but angry customer to publicly complain about a late delivery, or to see a growing crowd of disgruntled VIP visitors awkwardly congregating around and un-manned office lobby, to be reminded of that.
Temps to the rescue
No need to panic, there are plenty of temporary candidates out there who are ready and able to help you out of a pickle at short notice. Temps used to get a bad rap; often thought of as expensive, or as people who can’t hold down a permanent job, or don’t really have a specialist skill.
The truth is, in today’s world, all sorts of highly-skilled candidates end up in the temporary job market. Family life, part-time study, the unfortunate yet ubiquitous trend for restructuring and redundancy; all these are circumstances that contribute to the growing skills pool of enthusiastic temporary candidates available.
It takes a special kind of adaptable and confident person to walk into a company, pick up a job, do it to the best of their ability. Look at a locum doctors, pharmacists, supply teachers – they’re all perfect examples of temporary staff who keep the world turning when it all seems to come crashing down around our ears.
If you need temporary cover for roles in your company, either short-term or for a longer period, we’d love to match one of our talented temps with you. Just give us a call! 01256 799127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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