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The need for speed… why businesses are embracing the recruitment revolution

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The recruitment industry is experiencing a seismic shift in how it operates, for the benefit of both businesses and workers throughout the UK. Short-term recruitment specialist RedWigWam is leading the way in the market’s transformation by revolutionising how employers and staff find each other.

Lorna Davidson, CEO of RedWigWam, says: “Traditionally, the temporary and flexible work market has been managed via job boards and agencies, all doing the same thing, with no added value. For many years the market had a bad reputation, with staff failing to turn up, and when they did show up, not being dressed correctly or having the right skills or attitude.

“We knew things had to change – recruitment needed to be done better, and faster.”

Across the UK, businesses spend £28.7bn on temps, and the changes in the marketplace mean this is going to increase. Lorna said: “There are 7m people in the UK who work in temporary jobs, and 5m of them aren’t looking for a full-time job. Temporary, part-time and flexible work suits them because it fits in with their lifestyle.

“Temporary staff are now being seen as an asset to businesses, not a hindrance.

“They are a way for employers to quickly fill gaps in their workforce at certain times of the year, during busy periods or when they need specialist expertise for a particular project.

“When businesses require temporary staff, they’re likely to need them as soon as possible. A busy employer can’t afford to wait for days or even weeks for an urgent role to be filled – or worse, for that position to go unfilled.”

RedWigWam can help firms grow and succeed by matching them to the right staff – at the right time. It has 57,000 workers ready to be matched to jobs – and fulfils 98 per cent of roles within four hours.

Lorna said: “We’re open and available 24/7, which means we can provide staff when employers need them – whatever time of the day or night. After all, we know that today’s businesses aren’t necessarily tied to traditional 9-5 hours – and that includes us!

“Whether it’s a short-term task, part-time or ad-hoc work, employers simply post a job for free on RedWigWam’s online platform. We’ll then match it to fully-vetted and validated workers who have the correct skills and time to take on the role.

RedWigWam is able to provide a wide range of staff, including professionals from the medical, legal and accountancy sector who want to keep their skills up-to-date, and students who are looking for work to fit around their studies.

This shift in the way people recruit on a short-term basis is now evolving at a rate of knots as businesses such as; Carlsberg, Subway and Tesco join the revolution and reap the benefits – along with the employees who are working the hours that fit it with their lives…

 

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After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, in January 2018, I became the inaugural editor of Business Merseyside. Business Merseyside is a good news, Merseyside focused, business website and daily newsletter. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Merseyside.