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Published on 05 November 2018

At Berry Recruitment, we know how demanding the festive period can be. Christmas is a time for family and celebration, but that doesn’t always mean it’s without some stress and pressure. In 2017, the Bank of England revealed that households tend to spend an extra £500 in December over the festive period, which for some households is at least 25% more than their average monthly spend.

This festive period, take advantage of the increasing number of spenders and instead, consider temporary work to start earning! The temporary workforce is in high demand throughout December, and employers are always on the lookout for workers to help them manage increased sales during the busy festive period. 

Not only will an income from temping help you deal with the pressure to spend that is created around Christmas, it is also a flexible and rewarding form of employment. Often people feel as though their current commitments would never allow them to consider a job. However, a temporary position could be the perfect solution as it allows you to work hours specifically suited to your availability. This includes the right to say ‘no’ to a shift if you are unable to work those particular hours. Unlike the strict demands of permanent roles, temporary positions place you in complete control of your own hours. 

Temporary work can also prevent conflicting priorities when trying to create work-life balance. Employees in permanent roles may feel demotivated during the festive season due to the underlying pressure or desire to be spending time with their family. Additionally, employees risk rejection if they request shortened working hours or an employment break.

During the festive period, many employees feel as though they have no option other than to pick between either work or family, without considering the benefits of a temporary role. Temporary work prevents workers from fear of not being re-hired after an employment gap, with less pressure to work strict hours.

Another huge advantage of temporary work is that it opens doors for potentially exploring a role in a new industry. With the New Year fast approaching after Christmas, it may be the perfect time for a fresh new position or career change. Temporary work helps you meet new people, challenge yourself and learn from more experience. Additionally, temping can potentially assist you to advance in future roles through having additional experience in a given industry.

As a leading recruitment agency throughout the UK, we understand that the needs of job seekers constantly evolve depending on each individual’s situation and commitments. Our consultants are trained to work with you to find a role that is perfectly suited to your unique circumstance.  

So, why not browse our current range of opportunities or contact your local Berry team today?

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Make seasonal temping work for you.