Why You Need A Flexible Workforce For Your Warehouse

Over the last year, eCommerce has exploded. The inaccessibility of the high street and other restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to a drastic increase in online retail sales. And as more people fill their virtual baskets with products, the demand for warehouse staff to help fulfil those orders is on the rise. 

Unfortunately, warehouses across the country are struggling to fill these roles fast enough. Here, we discuss how a flexible workforce can help you keep up with demand. 

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The impact on deadlines, sales and business goals

With lockdown restrictions gradually easing and non-essential retail businesses slowly reopening, the number of high-street shoppers is expected to increase dramatically. While we don’t yet know whether the spike in eCommerce sales will sustain or plummet once restrictions are lifted, one thing is clear: businesses need to keep up with the latest trends and quickly adapt to fluctuations in demand. A flexible workforce can help you do just that. 

Warehouses rely on punctuality to get the job done. But without the appropriate number of qualified staff on hand as and when they’re needed, deadlines won’t be met, deliveries will be missed, and sales simply won’t be made. If you’re struggling to keep up with the increase in demand caused by COVID-19, traditional hiring methods won’t do. You need to consider alternative staffing solutions to keep your business moving forward.  

By hiring flexible talent for your warehouse, you can continue to meet strict project deadlines without committing to a permanent member of staff. You can also skip the onboarding and training process, giving you more time to focus on your important projects, processes and goals – all while managing the effects of demand. 

The hap approach to flexible working

At hap, we provide flexible and scalable workforce solutions for warehouses like yours. Whether you need 5 or 50 staff members, we can quickly supply them to you, anywhere in the UK. From warehouse operatives and drivers to pickers and packers, our qualified candidates are capable of quickly embracing your way of working so that you can better meet the needs of your customers. 

Our solution is also ideal when you need to scale up or down during busy periods – which is especially important during a time when many businesses don’t know how many workers they need at any given moment. 

With us by your side, you’ll be able to gain a competitive advantage by avoiding the need for resource-intensive onboarding and training too. Before supplying new talent, we ensure that everyone on-site is fully briefed so that they can get on with the job from day one. We handle everything in-house, leaving you more able to concentrate on the growth of your business. 

Choose us for your staffing needs

With experts predicting a surge for the high street, as well as claiming that consumers are optimistic and looking to spend their disposable income (online or otherwise), warehouses need to act now. We’re so confident that you’ll benefit from our solution that we’re offering your first 50 hours free when you choose hap for your warehouse needs! 

Interested in learning more about our solutions? Contact us today. We’d be more than happy to help you fill your warehouse with experienced, agile talent. 

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