The end of the second lockdown signals a new chapter for hospitality businesses fighting for survival in 2020.

While those of us operating in Tiers One and Two are being allowed to reopen (albeit under tight restrictions), the situation remains complex and challenging. None of us can predict how events might evolve over the next few weeks and the opening months of 2021. As an industry, all we can do is stay proactive and adaptive until conditions improve. When the government announced the new lockdown rules, Matthew Fell, UK policy director of The Confederation of British Industry, warned, “For many businesses in England, going into toughened tiers while waiting for a vaccine will feel like suspended animation.”

Here, at Prime Agency Recruitment, we don’t want your business to be trapped in suspended animation. We want your business to survive and thrive, and we have a vast pool of talented permanent and temporary candidates with the dedication, professionalism, and expertise to help you do just that.

In fact, according to a report published by our governing body, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), a lot of employers are currently seeking the support of temporary staff. That’s because employers’ confidence in their ability to make hiring and investment decisions has fallen sharply over the last three months, so an increasing proportion of firms are hiring temporary workers to provide assistance and manage uncertainty. As a result, temporary staff are proving invaluable to many businesses trying to navigate a safe course through this time of transition and change, and short-term and medium-term demand for agency workers has risen several percentage points since the previous quarter.

So, how could a Prime Agency temp help you?

The benefits of hiring a Prime Agency temp

Faster & easier hiring process: your temporary candidate(s) will be with you as soon as you need them, as long as you need them, and the hiring process is far quicker than for permanent staff. Just give us a call, tell us your requirements, and we’ll do the rest.

Immediate impact: because you’re looking for someone who has to be effective as soon as they walk through your door, we’ll only send you candidates we’re confident will meet your exact requirements. Our temporary staff are used to ‘parachuting’ in to save the day, so their impact will be immediate, and they’ll smoothly integrate into your existing team and work culture.

Highly skilled: we have an extensive database of temporary and permanent candidates, and we only recruit the very best. Hospitality is a diverse industry requiring a varied range of talents, so you can be assured that the temp(s) we send you will have everything you’re looking for, including versatility and a positive can-do attitude.

Flexible and cost-effective: Our temporary candidates are incredibly flexible and adaptable, and they’re used to meeting the demands of a challenging workplace. Hiring temps can also be much more cost-effective than hiring permanent staff because they’ll only work on the days and hours you’re confident you need them, and they’ll be happy to take the ‘awkward shifts’ (i.e. evenings, weekends, national holidays) you might find hardest to fill. An added plus is that you won’t be paying them a fixed annual salary or many of the additional costs associated with a permanent employee.

An outsider’s point-of-view: because most of our temps have experience in many different areas (not just the hospitality sector) they can bring new energy to your business, and offer a fresh perspective that can be hugely helpful during times of change.

Gives you the freedom of temp to perm: even though employers hire temporary staff on a temporary basis to support them through challenging periods, they’re often so impressed by the quality of our candidates that – when circumstances change – they eventually offer them permanent positions. When this happens, it’s the ideal fit for everybody; the candidate will already be familiar with your organisation and the role you’re offering, and you’ll already know the quality of their work, and have seen first-hand how well they fit into your workplace.

Hopefully, a COVID-19 vaccine isn’t too far away, and, within the next few months, we’ll all be able to return to something approximating ‘normal’. However, until that happens, temporary workers are going to be more vital than ever. We are perfectly placed to help you, with a full roster of outstanding temporary candidates who will be an asset to your business during these daunting next few months.

We can provide staff to all sectors that require first-class staffing solutions for temp, medium, or long-term cover. To find out more, give our friendly team a call on 020 7580 4398 or email

Stay safe, and please remember we’re always here whenever you need us.

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