Waiting and bar staff roles revealed as positions most-sought after among industry’s temporary workers.
In-depth analysis of over 10,000 temporary workers in the hospitality sector by recruitment app Adia, has identified waiting and bar staff positions to be those most sought-after by temporary workers in the industry.
Adia’s analysis reveals that as many as one in four (26 per cent) workers seeking employment in the sector are looking for work in waiting roles, while 15 per cent are actively seeking a role as a member of a bar team.
Other roles popular with candidates include catering staff (8 per cent), event (6 per cent), housekeeping (5 per cent) and chef (4 per cent).
Terry Payne, Head of Adia UK comments: “Our research indicates that bar and waiting positions are the roles that temporary workers find most attractive and employers should consider this when recruiting for these positions.
“There is a large pool of skilled, dependable candidates who can be accessed with our technology with relative ease, often at short notice for these roles, at a time when the hospitality industry is experiencing national staff shortages.”
The report also reveals that the 18-25 age group represents 65 per cent of those seeking temporary work in the sector and the 26-40 age group accounts for 28 per cent. The over 40s, many of whom will have had significant previous experience in the sector, account for seven per cent.
“It probably won’t come as a huge surprise to employers that most temporary workers in the sector are aged under 25 years-old. However, where we have noticed a shift in recent years is older, more experienced individuals wanting to work on a temporary basis.
“This could be a result of more experienced workers actively seeking opportunities in the ‘gig economy’, and working on a basis that suits their lifestyle,” Payne continues.
Built on leading edge technology, employers are using the Adia app to hire new staff, plan shifts, issue contracts and approve timesheets all from a single platform. Businesses can register in a matter of minutes, and can begin hiring staff as soon as their account is verified.
As part of the Adecco Group, the Adia app enables businesses to meet the growing demand for temporary and gig staff at a time when employment levels in the UK have reached record levels.