Staff Heroes Blog - Month: October 2016

Trick or treat – Scared who you’ll get this Halloween when booking temporary staff?

Halloween temp staff agency

Witching hour is upon us, maybe you should hire a Hero?

At Staff Heroes we don’t play tricks, we just give treats! This Halloween we are giving you the chance to hire some of London’s best talent, to deliver world class service at your upcoming events.

We offer you full transparency and free access to our extensive and diverse portfolio of experienced Heroes. You can hire your favourites on an individual or recurring basis, the choice is all yours!

With Staff Heroes, we ensure you always have the right people based on their work skills, work experience and references – we vet, we interview, we take care of payroll and admin so you can sit back and relax!

It’s coming to the end of our first year and we have signed some fantastic deals, together with an influx of brand new talent. Despite these cold, dark months things are still looking bright for Staff Heroes!

Sign in, take a sneak peek and pick your favourites!

Christmas Temp Jobs London – what’s hot

Christmas Temp Jobs London – what’s hot

Christmas Temp Jobs London – what’s hot

With Christmas Temp Jobs London trending on Google and with much talk about Christmas temp jobs 2016 specifically on the BBC and other news outlets the count down has officially started.

Google trends is showing significant around the Christmas temp job topic, here’s what has been trending this week in terms of web searches a pretty good indication of what’s going on:

1. christmas temp jobs 2016 +500%

2. royal mail christmas jobs +500%

3. new look jobs +140%

4. boots christmas temp jobs +120%

5. christmas jobs london +100%

6. royal mail temp jobs +80%

7. argos christmas jobs +70%

8. post office christmas jobs +70%

9. marks and spencer jobs +60%

10. morrisons jobs +50%

It looks like royal mail jobs are proving popular with 3 of the ten christmas temp job london related queries being Royal Mail related. However results could be influenced by media covered, especially with the BBC Breakfasts’ Steph Davis covering the issue in the run up to Christmas

Also interesting to see that in Google Trends related topics Minimum wage is also starting to trend with a 60% increase in interest week on week.

1.6m people who do temporary work in the UK each choosing this type of work for different reasons including:
– Using temporary work as a stop gap between jobs
– Students who want to make a bit of money during their studies or to help fund their studies
– Being able to work flexibly, important for care workers or mothers
– Having a better work life balance, choosing when/where to work

But how many people will use temporary work as a stepping stone into permanent work and indeed how many want this. It will be interesting to see the numbers coming out of Q4.

In the meantime if you are looking for temp work Staff Heroes has over 70 different temporary work roles in hospitality, bars, restaurants, hotels, retail, business administration and promotions.

Not sure what kind of temp work you fancy? Sign up here and take your pick from the offers you’ll receive. Pick where and when you work and get paid weekly, including holiday pay!

Need to hire staff over the festive period? We have a wide range of vetted workers ready to work, sign up here

Sharing Economy UK Grows As It Accepts Staff Heroes As New Member

Sharing Economy UK - Gig Economy

Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) Accepts Staff Heroes As New Member

Staff Heroes is please to have been accepted as one of the newest sharing economy members. Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) provides a vital role:

By working closely with Government and representing the sharing economy community. Also by lobbying for changes to protect consumers and sharing economy businesses.

All Sharing Economy members are required to sign up to a central code of conduct, setting out standards for staff training, safety and complaints procedures. 
Sharing Economy UK (SEUK) was created in March 2015 following am independent review commissioned by Government, entitled ‘Unlocking the UK’s Sharing Economy’. This report was authored by Debbie Wosskow, the founder of Love Home Swap, in November 2014.


Sharing Economy has three key objectives:

  • Advocate - To Make the UK a global centre for the sharing economy
  • Set standards - Establish a trustmark for responsible sharing practices
  • Find answers - Respond to the shared challenges of our members


Staff Heroes is looking forward to contributing to sharing economy and into ‘gig’ and ‘on-demand work’ research that SEUK is doing in conjunction with research partners and the government to create a balanced ecosystem for all platforms operating in the shared/gig economy.