[London, UK, March 2021] London Staffing Solutions, an independent recruitment agency, has introduced a unique way to support the hospitality industry as it reopens with a shared flexible workforce.
The business, which started operating amid the Covid-19 pandemic, has foreseen two pressing issues facing the industry upon reopening. The first is managing the cost and complexities around fluctuating staffing levels. The second is a severe shortage of staff due to the nationwide shutdowns and the impact of Brexit.
London Staffing Solutions has set up a shared flexible workforce for hospitality businesses to access as and when they need staff, allowing them to increase and reduce their team’s size on demand for just one monthly fee.
The staff sharing system is designed to save hospitality businesses time and money whilst tackling staff shortages head-on by providing vetted employees of all levels and disciplines to work across all participating venues.
For workers, it provides an opportunity to fit their career around their life. Members of the flexible workforce will be able to choose to build a full-time roster for themselves, work part-time, or top-up hours they are getting in their current workplaces, all while receiving one monthly salary.
“We’re incredibly excited to see the hospitality industry in London reopen this Summer, but we’re also aware that this has been an exceptionally tough year for both employers and employees in the industry”, says John Wolfe, Managing Director of London Staffing Solutions. “We know that there is a worrying shortage of staff to fill the hospitality business in London at present, and we think that a flexible workforce will not only help businesses survive through the industry’s reopening but also encourage many of the workforce to return to the UK, ready to fill vacant positions.”
Hospitality has been arguably one of the hardest-hit sectors in the UK throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with revenue falling by 54% and a loss of £200 million a day in 2020.
Now, the industry faces severe staff shortages. 40% of hospitality businesses do not expect to have enough suitably trained or experienced staff when their business is fully able to reopen. Due to the nationwide shut-down of the hospitality industry in the UK, along with the reality of Brexit, The Office for National Statistics has reported that many EU workers have returned to their home countries over the past year.
London Staffing Solutions aims to help the industry tackle both these issues with its shared flexible workforce.
London Staffing Solutions is an independent recruitment agency providing permanent, temporary and flexible staff to London-based businesses. Find out more about their flexible workforce or register to become a member at www.londonstaffingsolutions.com.
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