As social distancing restrictions continue to ease and the hospitality industry gets back on its feet, business owners are attempting to navigate an unfamiliar post-lockdown world. Now, some are choosing to turn to flexible staffing to introduce staggered shift patterns, increase cleaning practices and remove the stress from recruitment at a time when there’s so much else to think about.
Here’s five ways limber can help you run your business, safely and efficiently as you begin to welcome back customers:
1. Adapt to the new normal
Over the past few months, we’ve all had to change the way we do things. Right now, it’s all about diversifying, that’s why we’ve added over 65 brand new work types to limber, such as cleaning, stewarding and marketing to cater to new ways of running your business. This means you can now go to limber to find staff for every area of your business – making it easier than ever to keep things running smoothly.
2. Manage varying demand
No one knows how the coming months are going to pan out and it’s difficult to predict the demand for staff, but with the chancellor’s recent announcements of a VAT cut for the hospitality industry and the introduction of the eat out to help out scheme, which is set to incentivise the public to dine at restaurant and pubs – it’s likely that businesses will start to notice a substantial increase in customers at times of week that are ordinarily quiet.
limber is a cost efficient way to connect with extra staff and ensure everything continues to run smoothly as demand increases, without being obliged to hire again or keep staff on if demand then decreases again.
3. Keep costs low
Understandably, businesses are keen to keep outgoings as low as possible while the industry is still getting back on its feet. That’s why limber is currently completely free – meaning there’s never been a better time to post a shift.
4. Take care of gaps in the workforce
With the government suggesting the staggering of work hours, or ‘pairing’ systems to reduce staff contact, limber is an effective way to access workers for changeable shift patterns, as and when they’re needed. While it’s great that many businesses have been able to retain staff due to the governments furlough scheme, some permanent members of the team may not be in a position to immediately return to work due to being considered high risk or reduced child care, but limber provides a quick and easy way to ensure you’re covered.
5. Keep staff and customers safe
While before, it may have been easier to deal with understaffing, or last minute drop outs – it’s now vital that businesses have enough people to keep themselves and customers safe. Cleaning efforts and health and safety practices have had to be increased, and many venues now need someone on the door to monitor capacity and queues – hiring from limber is a sure-fire way to ensure these roles are always taken care of, even if someone has to cancel last minute.
limbers reliability rating system, worker profiles and in-app messaging also means that when you’re looking to bring a new member of staff into your venue, in person contact is rarely necessary, and most safety checks and introductions can be done without needing to meet, helping to keep both you and your workforce safe.
How else can we support you and your business over the coming months? Let us know below.