Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th March 2023 Issue no. 1058
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Redwigwam waives fees so cleaning and FM businesses can hire flexible workers in run-up to Christmas
The UK's biggest flexible working community is waiving its fees to help businesses in the cleaning and facilities management sector recruit the workers they need to meet the demands of the new surge in Coronavirus cases and facilitate business continuity and resourcing in the crucial Christmas period.
Redwigwam is allowing companies to use its AI-powered online platform to find the workers they require and they will only have to pay the workers for the jobs they hire them for.
The spike in Covid-19 cases has increased the pressures on companies in the sector to keep pace with customer demands.
Redwigwam has over 130,000 people on its database looking for flexible work. The number has increased by over 20,000 since the start of lockdown in March and continues to grow as the Government's furlough scheme winds down during October.
"Coronavirus has had a huge impact on all businesses and the cleaning and facilities management sector has been on the frontline,” notes Lorna Davidson, CEO of Liverpool-based Redwigwam. "A second wave of Covid-19 cases is going to stretch the industry to its limits.
"The need for huge numbers of flexible, temporary workers is going to be high, partly to meet the increased demands of customers but also to combat the challenge of existing workers having to isolate at home.
"Having access to a pool of talented flexible workers gives companies the scope to turn on and off their hiring to meet the changing needs of the business."
Redwigwam ran a similar initiative at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Lorna adds: "We are changing work for good and a big part of this is our responsibility to support employers and workers during times of crisis.
"Our workers cover a breadth of ages and experiences and possess the full range of skills that can be utilised by a business with a short-term requirement."
Redwigwam's offer to waive its hiring fees finishes tomorrow.
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