Sector staff strain

Employers in the retail industry need to adapt to a rapidly changing workforce if they are to win the ‘frantic’ battle for workers

redwigwam, the UK’s largest flexible worker company, says that only by adopting new approaches can businesses expect to overcome staffing shortages that are at a ‘critical juncture’.

In order to assist employers, redwigwam has produced a white paper entitled ‘Surviving Staffing Shortages: How businesses can overcome the perfect storm generated by Brexit and the Covid pandemic’. According to the white paper, sectors under the most severe strain are retail along with hospitality, cleaning, transport and warehousing and food production and manufacturing. It says that workers now have a range of demands when considering job opportunities including improved pay and rewards and the need for greater flexibility.

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