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20 August 2021

Has your business been affected by the 'Pingdemic'?

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Has your business been affected by the 'Pingdemic'?

Have you been affected by the 'Pingdemic'? As covid-19 cases are still working their way across the uk, the NHS test & trace app has been flexing its muscles. Businesses are growing increasingly concerned about staff shortages, following a rise in people self-isolating after being ‘pinged’ by the app.

According to a new study from the CIPD, nearly six out of ten (57%) HR professionals, stated they had staffing shortages in the last month as a result of the NHS Test and Trace app.

Hope for the future

As of Monday 16th August 2021, double jabbed individuals no longer have to self-isolate if a contact tests positive for Covid. This is a positive change for employees, with the hope staff can stay at work happy and healthy.

Summer is generally a difficult time for companies, with many employees on holidays. It's critical that they have systems in place to manage and monitor employees so that they can plan their workforce and arrange for extra cover when needed. With more vacancies that candidates available, employees are seeking additional support from software and agencies.

One option is absence management software where corporations with an abundance of staff, can make a big difference. It provides complete real-time visibility into the whereabouts of the workforce, allowing managers to see if employees are working from home, self-isolating, sick, or on holiday. This means they can prepare ahead and keep things running smoothly, even if people have to isolate themselves at home. However, this option doesn't fill the deficit the region is seeing in the labour market.

What we can do to help!

For many businesses employees’ who are self-isolating can still work remotely, and where that’s not possible employers could call on staff members from other locations to come into the workplace to cover absent staff or organise alternative cover from an outside agency. That's where we come in....

As a multi sector agency we offer employability support across temporary, permanent and contract positions. Perfect for tackling the isolation period of your staff, our team are here to find you that perfect fit for you company, finding quality candidates fast!

Providing recruitment solutions across:

Accounts & Finance

Commercial & Office

Health & Social Care

Technical & Engineering

IT & Digital


We're here to keep business going, for us, for the economy, and for you. Don't let the 'pingdemic' effect your business, hire with confidence.

Get in touch today on 01376 502999