Sad news this Coronavirus, but part of our client base is essential industries and they need to be sure we are as vigilant as ever and we are.
There are many people who have been laid off, but that does not mean they are available for work. Many have children or vulnerable partners to look after; many have underlying medical conditions and are therefore at risk themselves; many are at least getting Furlough Worker’s Scheme rights, which is great, but they are not available.
We are hearing horror stories of agencies skyping to interview and original documents not being seen, of screening not taking place even the basic enquiries regarding health and well being as agencies put profit in front of care. We are not and we promise not to increase our rates during this very difficult time. We are doing our utmost to keep our staff and candidates safe; our in-depth compliance and onboarding means our temps can be trusted to work remotely should you need the support, many are DBS’d and those based in manufacturing services are still being met under the strict guidelines of social distancing – how can we not if they are going into your site and could infect others?
Things change on a daily basis and we endeavour to meet these changes. We have gone through many things with our candidates and clients over the past 30 years, but this pandemic is something else; far worse than anything seen or experienced before. We are here to help and to keep everyone safe; when we can no longer do this, we’ll let you know.