What a strange time we find ourselves in and first and foremost we hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well. In these moments, we just wanted to reach out to give you an update and to check in.
As you will be very well aware the COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably had a big effect on the local job market and we have of course seen a number of our roles put on hold with companies halting their recruitment activities (for now). Many of our clients are still busy with some saying that client activity has even increased, and they assure us that job roles are available, but the recruitment process is simply on hold whilst we get through lockdown.
The current jobs we are advertising; both on our website and in our weekly newsletters are active, we are keeping these updated on a regular basis to ensure we are being as transparent as possible.
We are still seeing some clients operating their recruitment “business as usual” with Interviews being held virtually and we have had job offers and new starters begin their roles remotely.
We're here to help
We just wanted to let you know that we are still here to help. We are adapting and updating our approach daily; we are listening to our clients and candidates as well as the official advice from the Government to ensure that we are working in the best interests of everyone involved. Candidates are still looking for work, local businesses are still recruiting, and our temporary workers are still being paid as normal.
We are in extremely challenging times for individuals and businesses alike and we will continue to do whatever we can to maintain contact and support as much as possible. We know that this is an unfamiliar situation for everyone – including us – and whilst you won’t be coming into the office and greeting us with a handshake for a while, we are still here to share a coffee over a Teams call or speak over the phone as usual. Isn’t the new challenge getting out of our active wear/pyjamas to spruce up for teams and zoom calls?
A new world of work
We still maintain that there will be longer term benefits from this situation to contribute to the new world of work…….with home and flexible working being proven to work there is a greater chance for a more flexible approach to continue.
We cannot wait to get back into the office and you can rest assured we will be doing our utmost to ensure we get people back into the workplace swiftly.
In the meantime, please do get in touch if you are seeking a new role, have been thinking of making a move for a while or just want some general advice; we WANT to talk. Navigating the new virtual world can be a challenge; we are here to help!