Demand for Employees around Christmas Increases
Christmas time is a particularly busy time in terms of staff recruitment. Many companies seek to employ further workers during the festive period to cope with extra demand. In the service industry this is often in terms of serving additional customers in pubs and restaurants, for example at work Christmas parties and special events. Many shops also employ extra staff to cope with increases in activity as people carry out their Christmas shopping.
The number of deliveries made during the holiday period also tend to increase. With more shopping being done online and lots of Christmas cards to be sent, this means more people are needed. Indeed, Royal Mail has already started to recruit seasonal workers for this traditionally busy period with the company looking to employ 20,000 temporary staff from the end of October 2017 to the beginning of January 2018. This is across mail, distribution, and data centres within England, as well as drivers and parcel sorters.
Sue Whalley, Royal Mail’s Chief Operations Officer, has spoken about the recent recruitment drive stating that “Christmas continues to be our busiest time of year. We plan all year round to help ensure we deliver the best possible service for UK consumers and businesses at Christmas. We are continuing to make a substantial commitment in additional resources including the recruitment of thousands of temporary workers to handle the festive mailbag and the growing market of online Christmas shopping.”
This is just one example of the increase in demand for employees in the Logistics industry. Here at Juice, we have over 50 years combined experience in the Logistics industry and understand the pressure employers are under during this busy time.
If you are looking for extra staff during the Christmas period it’s best to start advertising roles now, and with Logistics being one of our specialisms, we are here to help. To find out more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01924 377 500 or email us at [email protected]
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