UK businesses facing weekly staff shortages due to recruitment and absence challenges, with a staggering one-third finding themselves short-staffed on a weekly basis, according to recent research.

Key Findings:

  • A third of UK businesses (34%) experience staff shortages on a weekly basis, due to insufficient available workers, with an additional fifth (23%) facing this challenge on a monthly basis
  • The primary causes of these shortages include employee absences due to sickness (49%), difficulty recruiting enough staff (34%), and staff reluctance to work certain days or hours (31%)
  • Official data reveals 908,000 vacancies across the UK, contributing to a tight labour market and making recruitment increasingly challenging for businesses
  • Meanwhile, 24% of businesses found it hard to fill vacancies in the last year. A survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG this week (8 April) also found that more employers were looking to hire temporary staff than permanent staff in March 2024


How Can Connect Appointments Help?

At Connect Appointments, we understand the importance of maintaining a reliable workforce, which is why we’re here to offer our expertise in staffing recruitment to help your business thrive.

  • Access to a Diverse Pool of Talent: With our extensive network and database of candidates, we can connect you with skilled temporary workers who are ready to fill gaps in your staffing schedules at short notice
  • Flexible Recruitment Solutions: Our temporary staffing solutions offer flexibility, allowing you to scale your workforce up or down according to your business needs, reducing the impact of unexpected absences and vacancies
  • Expertise in Temporary Staffing: We specialise in temporary recruitment, providing you with access to experienced and reliable candidates who are well-suited to your industry and specific requirements
  • Streamlined Process: Our dedicated team of professionals will handle the entire recruitment process for you, from sourcing and screening candidates to onboarding and placement, saving you time and resources


Take Action Today!

Don’t let labour shortages hinder your business operations. Contact Connect Appointments today to learn more about how we can support your staffing needs and help you overcome recruitment challenges.

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