Get temp staff ready this October

For many organisations in a variety of sectors, the Christmas period sees a raise in the amount of orders placed for products and services. More sales means more pressure on existing staff members, that’s why businesses who see their orders peak at this time of the year are being urged to get temp staff ready this October.

Retail giants such as John Lewis annually take on as many as 3,500 temp staff in the run up to Christmas, but it’s not just the shop floor that gets busier at this time of the year. An increase in business affects all company functions, including sales, customer service and order processing to name a few.

But it’s not just students who are looking for temp staff opportunities. Temping has seen a huge rise in popularity over the last three years, with many jobseekers enjoying the flexibility that temporary contracts offer. Working parents and those re-joining the labour market are amongst those who actively seek out this type of opportunity and bring a wealth of skills and experience to employers.

Getting prepared for the Christmas rush is never easy, therefore you’ll need to start the recruitment process for temp staff early if you want to be in the running for the best candidates and have them all in place well before the festive season begins.

Temporary opportunities vary in length and can be tailored to suit the individual requirements of any business. Contracts can last from just a few days to several years if needed and offer a whole host of benefits to both employees and employers whose workload is subject to seasonal variations.

As an added incentive to our clients, Appointments offer the first four hours free on all temp staff bookings over 39 hours that allows employers to show their new temp the ropes. This twinned with full management of the temp’s wages, holiday pay and right to work checks makes temp staff an excellent option for any business who need to source an extra pair of hands.

For more information on the benefits of engaging temp staff for your business, speak to a member of the Appointments team today on 01782 338787 or email

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