The benefits of festive period employment

Nov 15, 2022

Hiding presents from your kids for several weeks; watching Elf and Miracle on 34th Street for the 65th time; carols singers; socks; forgetting to stock up on batteries; peeling the vegetables the night before; the annul purchasing of the Radio Times; the John Lewis advert; more socks; your least favourite relative drinking your special bottle of fizz; holding back the tears at the end of It’s a wonderful life; baffling instruction manuals; last minute presents from the petrol station, as it’s the only place still open – so you end up buying them de-icer, wine gums, and a litre of engine oi and getting so may deodorant sets that you end up smelling like an industrial accident a Lynx factory…..all Christmas traditions.

And here’s another couple – companies struggling to find staff during and beyond the festive period, and candidates looking for new or additional temporary work.

It’s a great time of the year for those looking for additional work, people in-between jobs or looking to enhance their CV, or students who want to earn some money. For many companies, the coming weeks are the busiest time of the year. Fortunately for those organisations looking for Warehousing & Logistics, Production, Manufacturing, and Engineering staff in Scotland, we are extremely adept at what we do and have over a decade of experience in industrial recruitment and have a deep knowledge and success in the sectors we provide roles for.

At MDH, we know that festive work can sometimes involve different hours, long hours, and potentially unsociable hours. After all, it’s a unique and busy period of the year. We also know that supplementary incomes can be attained during the festive period with companies looking for additional staff at weekends and nights, for example. We also know that these types of roles can also offer candidates excellent rates of pay, too.

So, it’s beneficial as a candidate looking for temporary work to partner with a recruitment company that boasts a number of long-term clients who we fill positions for.

There are other benefits of seasonal work for candidates, too. From experience, we know that there is a real possibility for them to change careers after working over the festive period, and we’ve often had feedback from them that they have enjoyed the chance to learn new skills and have new career experience too, after arriving from a different working and career background. Pay rates may be higher, too.

Candidates can develop valuable professional skills such as time management, customer service, communication, collaboration and team building plus experience some handy on-the-job training that can help them in both the present and the future. It’s also a great chance for candidates to extend their own working network and make new contacts through meeting a range of people.  As it’s Christmas and the New Year, many candidates see it as a really enjoyable period to work, and a source of motivation for future work, plus temporary festive period employment looks great on a CV for a number of reasons – not least giving you a possible edge when you eventually are applying for your perfect role.

Another possible benefit of seasonal temporary work is that candidates may be offered new positions or even permanent work by their new employers too. When we talk to candidates, many are extremely positive about the seasonal work that they have experienced, and let’s face it, many people don’t yet know the career path that they want to take. Seasonal work can open their eyes to new roles, new sectors, and new opportunities.

Candidates: whatever the reason for looking for festive period temporary employment, you really do need to contact us at MDH Recruitment, the go-to recruitment company for seasonal roles in Scotland.

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