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Some Free Help For When You Need To Open Fully And Recruit Again

We all know that the Events & Hospitality sector has taken a battering with the pandemic and now is not the time to be touting recruitment services. Businesses, large and small, have had to furlough staff and make redundancies. 

However, this situation isnt going to last forever (even if it seems like it will some days) and being able to act quickly when restrictions are lifted will mean the difference between thriving, surviving, or worse.

So, I have an offer of help for any businesses operating in this sector.

It doesnt matter whether youre part of a large chain of hotels, own a small restaurant or caf, run a B&B, or operate in event management. When you do need to hire again, its likely that you will be inundated with applications from the many poor souls that have lost work during this time. While thats great in some ways, it will come along at a time when you probably barely have time to catch your breath, let alone sift and screen people properly. Many of our clients (especially smaller independent businesses or larger clients with an inhouse recruitment team) choose to use our advertising only services for budgetary reasons. If you are a smaller business, you will lack the resource to handle the recruitment properly while running the business sound familiar? 

Now, Im not trying to sell you the higher priced recruitment solutions offered by my full service recruitment agency. 

Recruit Direct provides advertising only services, giving you cheaper access to a spread of more job boards and resources, at recruiter rates. My team will provide a full day of additional screening and sifting of candidates, free of charge (worth 450), with any advertising package purchased. The most popular one is just 189. There are no placement fees, no matter how many people you employ. 

Why am I doing this? Youve been hit hard. I like a drink, to travel, a live concert, art and culture and LOVE FOOD! Youll probably be recruiting on a tight budget and, if we can take some of the time-consuming tasks off you so you can get up and running again, we all benefit. 

Luckily, it hasnt all been gloom and doom for some. My other business, Recruit Recruit, has been able to place over sixteen people in a start up business that has been providing Covid 19 testing solutions to the film and media sector. We targeted people with an events and hospitality background as they would possess the traits we needed and would be immediately available. Their new jobs mean anti-social, and sometimes long, hours while often dealing with very demanding clients from the movie industry. Theyre used to this and, as many of them had not worked since March, are thankful for the jobs. They have been engaged on permanent contracts and the salaries are really good. We have placed people that have worked in event management for the Royal Opera House and high profile trade events and music tours, some from a cruise ship and theme park background, and many from the hotel and venue sector. 

To be honest with you, securing this contract kept the wolf from the door as wed had no vacancies in for several months. The revenue from this has given us some breathing space and I think its right that we try to help you have the same. 

If you have any questions, or want some help now, please call Liz on 01902 763006 or email liz@myrecruitdirect.co.uk.