Whether we like it or not, the hospitality industry has been turned upside down. We are all eager to return to the way it was. Employees want great permanent jobs; companies need more business to enable them to hire back up again and recruitment agencies would love permanent deals and retained business.
For now, it simply isn’t going to happen. Vey gradually things are starting to pick up. But we are talking fractional and it will be a very long road.
This is the reality. But, this is not meant to be a negative post, far from it. A jolt to realise we have to change with the current times. How? Well, in many ways.
From a staffing point of view, companies will not take many risks on people in such an uncertain climate. Yet, they still need to sell, operate, market, strategize etc.
The simple answer is that firms in the hospitality industry have to get more on board with freelancing. That doesn’t mean permanent staff aren’t needed. On the contrary, it would be great if the economy allowed this to happen once more.
Traditionally, some sectors and part of the industry are used to working in this way. Such as onsite event staff or housekeepers in hotels. But, this will be much more pervasive from now on, including all departments and senior managers within businesses, such as hotels and venues etc.
In the meantime, hiring freelancers (or temps) is a cost effective way to tap into an amazing pool of talent for a fixed period of time. No strings attached.
From a candidate point of view, it is a way of working for different clients. It will be exciting and help you grow in different ways. You are also not committing your future to a company which might not be right and could put you in a vulnerable position later on.
There are many ways you can do this and many people are looking for roles. But this is not quite as straight forward as it seems. The recruitment, vetting and administration of this process is difficult and requires expertise.
Worldy People have been working with clients partly in this way since our inception in 2014. We are now ramping up to adapt to new market conditions. We are from the industry, add value at all times and believe this is a great way to get our staffing up and moving again. Plus, we manage the process adding our years of experience and creativity to support freelancers in their work.
Please get in contact with us if you want to talk further about this and learn how this will be the new way forward for many in our industry.