How Temporary Staff and Home-Workers could help support your business to plan for Covid-19
Coronavirus is likely to affect all businesses in one way or another. Although it is still business as usual at the moment, this may change quickly over the coming days and weeks. All companies need to start thinking about how they can best prepare to ensure continuity in their operations and avoid any disruptions to their services.
Businesses are advised to follow the updates (daily at 2pm) provided by the Government and Public Health England (PHE) for employers and businesses. There is also useful information provided by ACAS and a range of planning tools available from the Business Growth Hub.
What are we doing to prepare for Coronavirus?
In the event of any disruption or change in conditions, Grassroots’ services will continue as normal.
We use a cloud-based hosted IT service that allows our team to work from anywhere with the highest-level data privacy and security. All our systems, including our telephone system and recruitment CRM tools, are web-based which means that we can access them securely to carry on providing services to you and your business. All our data is backed up on a regular basis and automatically sent off-site so it doesn’t rely on someone to be in the office to protect our data.
We also have a comprehensive Home-Working Policy in place which ensures critical resource projects are managed whilst staff work flexibly around their family or personal commitments. All our team are provided with laptops, mobile phones and additional software licensing so they can deliver quality candidates to your business as needed.
How can we support your business in minimising disruption from Covid-19?
We’ve already had a number of customers contact us who are also preparing plans for any impact to their business. Whether you’re looking for short-term sick cover or an extra pair of hands, we can help support your business and minimise disruption.
Flexible, Temporary Recruitment
For those businesses who need to ensure staff levels are maintained to deliver vital services (from call operators to IT support, payroll specialists to warehouse and transport staff), we are able to provide access to flexible workers to be based in the office, work from home or operate remotely.
We supply short-term, flexible temporary staff to support your business and minimise disruption. We give you access to qualified, experienced and reference-checked candidates at all levels. With no minimum contract (we fill jobs from 1 day to 12 weeks or longer), our agile response is available 24/7 to fill jobs at short notice and ensure you have the cover you need.
Reliable Contingency Workforce
We make sure the candidates have the skills and experience you need, complete all reference checks and prove their right to work in the UK. We employ all of our agency workers directly, which means we carry all responsibility for their liability, their insurance, their national insurance, holiday pay and pension contributions. We sort out payments to the worker directly, so you don’t have to worry and we invoice you at the end of each week for the hours they’ve completed.
As your dedicated recruitment partner, we ensure business continuity and help to ensure vital services are delivered without compromise. Our consultants are ‘always-on’ and ready to respond; they have a bank of pre-screened, qualified and reference-checked candidates ready to start working on your urgent requirements today.
Remote & Home-Working Support
We also have a team of remote workers with the IT infrastructure and security checks in place to allow them to work from home and provide a seamless response to your customers. From IT helpdesk to outbound telesales, from standard hours to 24/7 support, we ensure stability and consistency so you can focus on your core business.
We can advise on home-working policies and procedures from existing staff, providing one-to-one consultancy and ongoing advice. Working with our dedicated IT partner, we can also help you provide the cloud-based remote working technologies to support your urgent requirements and longer-term business needs.
If you’d like to discuss your business planning for Coronavirus or broader temporary recruitment needs, please contact the team at Grassroots to tell us about your urgent requirements.