Coronavirus: Liverpool short-term recruitment firm waives its fees

Redwigwam which has more than 110,000 workers on its database, is scrapping fees until further notice to help its under-pressure business customers. Tony McDonough reports

Lorna Davidson
Lorna Davidson, founder of Liverpool digital recruitment firm RedWigWam

 

A Liverpool-based UK market leader in providing flexible workers is waiving its fees to help business affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Redwigwam which has more than 110,000 workers on its database, is scrapping fees until further notice.It means that companies can use the company’s online platform to find workers to carry out short-term and ad hoc jobs and only have to pay the workers for the jobs they hire them for.

Lorna Davidson, founder and chief executive of Redwigwam, said: “Coronavirus is already having a massive impact on businesses across the UK and the Government has made clear that the situation will get worse over the coming weeks.

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“We have an army of flexible workers across the country who are able to help meet the short-term requirements of companies whose staff have been affected by coronavirus. Our workers include school leavers, university students, mums and dads at home and older people who are keen to continue working after they have retired from their full-time jobs.

“Between them, they possess the full range of skills that can be utilised by a business with a short-term requirement. Any business that has business continuity or productivity issues caused by the Coronavirus outbreak can tap into our network – and for the foreseeable future we are waiving the fees we would normally charge hiring companies.

“The Government made the support of SMEs a major priority in last week’s Budget and it is vital that the business community as a whole works together to help each other get through these challenging times.”

Flexible working is becoming increasingly popular among Britons with recent figures from the Office for National Statistics highlighting that 4.9m people are becoming flexible workers.

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