In the UK alone, the CIPD reported that in 2018 almost half of employers experienced greater difficulty in recruitment, while a third found it harder to retain staff. When we look at the hospitality space, if you talk to any HR manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Head Chef and the like, one of the biggest burdens to their daily working life is in hiring.
Recently, artificial intelligence created by an Oxford University spin-out could soon be used by UK firms to predict if employees are about to resign. This is because figures suggest it costs companies more than £105,000 when they lose an employee, based on factors such as hiring costs and productivity losses. It’s no wonder many are questioning their hiring strategy and looking for new ways to break through these barriers to keep business thriving.
It used to be the norm to stay in the one workplace for 30 plus years before retiring, but we’re now seeing a fluid movement of workers emerge, where people chop and change jobs between not only roles but entirely different sectors. The Deloitte Global Millennial Survey 2019 reported that ‘49% would, if they had a choice, quit their current jobs within the next two years.’ Rapid social and technological advancements are harnessing more modern attitudes towards work life balance, and this is shaping how we work, and how we hire. That makes it very difficult to retain talent, and if you’re spending so much money on hiring you would want to. So, what’s the way around it?
We do our banking and our shopping online, it’s only natural this is the way people now want to work, and hire. Digital recruitment is quickly diminishing the place for traditional hiring methods because of the mutual benefits it’s offering to both the employer and the employee.
Save yourself a hiring overhaul. It’s becoming even more competitive to get in front of the talent you want to with the integration of social media and other digital methods transforming the way people are reached. You may have to invest a lot to evolve with this, or you could use a digital staffing agency like Rota, where we’ve already attracted, assessed and hired your flexible workforce, with thousands of vetted and engaged Members that you can tap into, just when you need.
Hiring just when you need allows you to optimise your overheads and significantly lower costs. During busy periods, or when your regular staff call in sick, last minute shifts need to be filled, and we know increasing agency fees are one of the biggest issues when dealing with recruiters. Additionally, your regular staff may have to work overtime incurring additional costs, and perhaps added risk that these employees could be overworked and end up needing time off when you need them most. Conversely, when demand dies down staff are under-utilised and the business incurs additional costs again.
Your time is precious, there’s no need to spend hours back and forth on the phone to agencies anymore. Our unique algorithm works around the clock to match your business needs with the right people, based on our scrutinous skills assessment to onboard Members to our platform, and then continual tracking of their progress through a rating system. At the click of a button, they could be yours, for one shift or many. You can even create your own bespoke pools of talent, making it even more simple to request your favourite people back.
Are you done with the multitudes of paperwork? From employee contracts, to checking and scanning Right to Work documents and Health and Safety certificates, not to mention timesheets. Don’t worry, we do all of this for you, and it’s all stored online saving you (and the planet) tons of paper! When your temps turn up, they clock in and out at the tap of a button, it’s automatically sent to us where we then also handle payroll.
Don’t shy off thinking you’re moving to a tech, personality dead approach to staffing. Our business is built from people who have been in your shoes. That means, they always have your back. When you use Rota, you have your very own dedicated Account Manager at your disposal to help you with whatever you need. We also have a team of Operators and enthusiastic hospitality professionals who vet and onboard our thousands of candidates to Rota. Above all, they engage with each person, to ensure that every Member loves the work that they do.