Have you considered temporary work? Here are some of the positives to take from doing temp work..

Have you considered temporary work? Here are some of the positives to take from doing temp work..

Temporary work adds value for so many people and employers. No matter what your personal circumstances are, you can make temporary work fit around you and your lifestyle as this way of working becomes more popular and provides more benefits and rights than many people commonly assume.

Could temping be for you?

New Skills – A temporary role may offer you the opportunity to learn new skills or gain experience in a career/job role that you want to explore further

Income – It may just be a stop gap between employment, but it provides an income stream whilst you look for your long-term opportunity

Flexibility – although it can be a bit nerve racking not having a fixed or permanent contract, but so can commitment. Perhaps you have been made redundant or let go from your job due to the pandemic? looking to change career paths? Want work to fit around other commitments? Looking for your first job after education? Then temporary work could be for you.

Networking – It can sometimes open the door up to a permanent job and/or allow you the opportunity to develop relationships within a company that may have been a struggle to be seen/heard for a permanent position. Networking is important and as the saying goes, sometimes “it’s not what you know. But who you know.”

Adapting to change – Carrying out temporary work can make you much better at dealing with change, and quickly!

A foot in the door – If you are looking to get into a competitive industry where many people are applying for the same job, a temporary job could really give you that very important foot in the door.

More rights than you might think – As a temporary worker you still have rights and are entitled to many of the same benefits as your permanent colleagues such as your working conditions and collective facilities. Not only this but after 12 weeks, in line with the Agency Workers Directive, you will have the right to equal treatment in a given job – this means receiving the same amount of pay as a permanent member of staff carrying out the same job as you, holiday entitlement to match the company’s standard holiday entitlement which may be more than the statutory you were receiving, pension auto-enrolment and more.

Are you or someone you know looking for work? Get in touch with your local Corr Recruitment team – you can discuss the types of assignments and opportunities that would best suit you from the vacancies we have available today and coming up in the near future.

Looking for work? We can help…

Looking for work? We can help…

The covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the world of work and is meaning that many are having to adjust to new norms, whether this be by working on the frontline, working from home, working in a new job/industry and for some, sadly, it may also mean looking for a new job.

The British Chamber of Commerce quarterly recruitment outlook has reported that 29%* of businesses are expecting to decrease the size of their businesses workforce by October, before the government announce the job retention scheme ends. Although this paints a bit of a gloomy picture, the report does state that some 12%* of companies are expecting to hire, and the Chancellor’s summer statement has outlined measures to help create new roles. We’re not saying it is going to be easy, but the positive news is that we at Corr Recruitment are certainly receiving an increase in requirements from our client base and we’re starting to see more jobs being added to the job boards every day.

*Source: The British Chambers of Commerce quarterly recruitment outlook.  In partnership with Totaljobs.  These stats are based on 7,400 responses from businesses across the UK

Are you looking for a new start? It’s not always easy looking for a new role and can feel overwhelming, especially at the moment. So if you want to find out more about the jobs we have available or would just like some advice, contact your local Corr Recruitment branch to discuss how we can support you with your job search for either the long term or just for the short term.

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In the meantime, here are a few tips on how to stay positive and proactive:

  • Engage your network – Even those organisations who aren’t recruiting right now, as they try to figure out how to navigate through these changing times, will start recruiting again so make sure to continue to relationship build ready for when they are.
  • Take on a temporary role – If you haven’t carried out temporary work before it can be a great way to meet new people and potentially open up the door for something longer term.
  • Practise for phone and video job interviews – these are quite different to the usual interview and take some practise. Your Recruitment Consultant can help with practise sessions or even ask friends or family to help.
  • Your transferable skills – Remember, even if you don’t meet all of the job qualifications it doesn’t mean you can’t get the job. Make sure you highlight your transferable skills.
Jobs Report – recruitment and employment update for July

Jobs Report – recruitment and employment update for July

Some interesting information shared in the REC Jobs Outlook this month regarding all things recruitment and employment.
Here are some of the key points identified in the survey (from a mixture of both private and public organisations);
Confidence in hiring: Confidence in making hiring and investment decisions rose from net: -9 in June to net: + 4 in early July. This is the first time that hiring has been in positive state since February.
Short-term demand for permanent staff improves and medium-term remains positive: Employers intentions to hire permanent staff in the short term (over the next 3 months) continued to improve. Rising from net: +6 in June to net: +14 in early July. Whilst intentions to hire in the medium term remained positive at the same levels as in early June.
Short term demand for temporary agency workers: The sort term demand for temporary agency workers returned to positive territory from April – June.
Employers reducing hours: The amount of employers that reduced hours in the year to April – June increased to 27%, which was up from just 12% in the year January – March.
Fewer businesses with little/no spare capacity: In early July approximately 66% of employers have reported having little or no surplus capacity in their workforce. This was down from 75% in early June.
More employers making redundancies: The percentage of employers who made redundancies in the year to July was 17%.
Source: *Information obtained from the REC
To find out more on the above or to discuss how we can support your business either now or into the future please get in contact.

Using your annual leave is still important even if you can’t go away.

Using your annual leave is still important even if you can’t go away.

It may feel like holidays are on hold at the moment with various restrictions and quarantines in place, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be using our holiday days.

Travel Supermarket has found that almost a quarter of Brits don’t use their full annual leave entitlement yet it is so important for our wellbeing. You’re certainly not doing your employer a favour by skipping those breaks – taking time off allows you to rest and improve your productivity for when you return.

What am I entitled to?

In the UK every employee has a basic entitlement of 5.6 weeks annual leave, which is 28 days for full time and pro rata for part time workers, however some employers offer more than the basic legal requirement. This applies to all with the exception of the genuinely self-employed. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.

Taking time off.

Taking holidays are good for our general health and if you are one of those who struggle to use up your holiday, here are a few tips on what you can do help your self take valuable time away from work to recharge the batteries;

  • Make sure you give your employer plenty of notice before taking any time off
  • Once the time is booked off, make plans and commit yourself so that you don’t have the chance to back out
  • Delegate work to your team or colleagues – ask for their help, they will be happy when you return the favour when it is their turn to take time away. This will help to ensure that you don’t return back to chaos.

If you are used to going abroad for your holidays and this year means that this won’t be happening, get creative. Remember your holiday days are a reward;

  • Explore your local area and visit places that you’ve not been before
  • Create a holiday at home – think deck chairs, cocktails and music
  • Try something new – why not give a virtual class a go? perhaps pilates, a new language or cooking? Or you could take advantage of some of the warm summer days and give paddle boarding, cycling or climbing a go, if you can. New experiences can be great for expanding our minds, overcome fear and help to stimulate creativity.

What ever you choose to do with your days off make sure to enjoy them and take the time to mentally rest and return to work energised.

IR35 – Get in touch to discuss solutions…

IR35 – Get in touch to discuss solutions…

It has been confirmed this month that changes to the off payroll working rules in the private sector, often referred to as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021. This is following MPs voting against an amendment to delay for a further two years.

It has been confirmed this month that changes to the off payroll working rules in the private sector, often referred to as IR35, will go ahead in April 2021. This is following MPs voting against an amendment to delay for a further two years.

The current rules that exist will continue until April 2021 rather than this year to allow businesses the opportunity to navigate their way through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fear not, we have the solution to make the changes much easier and simpler than you think it might be – read on to find out more…

What do the changes mean?

  • The main change will be that the responsibility of defining the status of the assignment along with reasoning, will be with the client (medium or large sized private sector companies) who receives the services rather than the individual’s Ltd company
  • Workers will be able to dispute the determination given to them if they disagree with the decision
  • All companies must take ‘reasonable care’ when making the assessment, which is why a blanket approach will not achieve this

The Solution

If you are a medium to large private sector business and wondering how to navigate these changes, speak to our experts to discuss the solutions we have for you to make sure your business is ready with plenty of time. Let us help you to take the stress away and put the smile back on your face!

Email samantha@corrrecruitment.com to arrange a call.