National Temporary Workers Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate the commitment and hard work of temporary workers across the UK. This year it takes place between June 1st and June 5th and to mark the occasion, Actionline Recruitment, Warwick's leading independent recruiters are proud to announce its Temp of the Year 09.
It was a very difficult task for the Actionline team to single out one person from all the talented temps who have helped Actionline meet the challenges of the last 12 months but it was unanimously agreed that the award should go to Linda Bridge. As an Administrator and Receptionist Linda has displayed an exceptional ability to fit in fast to any team and has brought her positive attitude and flexible approach to all assignments, essential qualities in today's changing jobs market.
Linda has temped on and off for Actionline since 2006. In September of last year she was offered the chance to cover for the Receptionist at Geberit UK's brand new offices in Tournament Fields Warwick and has been asked back on a regular basis ever since. While on site at Geberit, Linda was delighted to receive news of her award from Camilla Ballinger of Geberit's HR Department and Linda Robinson, Actionline Temps Consultant, who also presented her with a bottle of champagne.
During her varied career, Linda has worked as a Recruitment Consultant which means she brings to all her temporary assignments a particular appreciation of what's needed to make a successful partnership between temp, agency and client company.
Having now sat on both sides of the fence in recruitment, placing temps and as a temp, I recognise an outstanding recruitment agency when I see one and Actionline certainly has the right ethos whilst retaining a friendly and professional approach& I count myself blessed to be so welcomed into the team at Geberit, a highly successful, international company with prestigious offices in Warwick. I am always made so welcome. Believe me...it means a lot
Linda is a great ambassador for Actionline and the contribution she makes to the smooth running of the Geberit head quarters in Warwick is just one example of the way in which temporary workers cover key roles in every sector of business across Warwickshire.
Each week, recruitment agencies all over the country place around 1.2 million workers in temporary assignments and the temporary market contributes £24bn a year to the UK economy.
Actionline is at the forefront of providing temporary staff to major local employers and public sector organisations in Warwick, Leamington, Stratford and surrounding areas. Linda Robinson who runs Actionline s busy Temporary Desk has found that the current tough times and news of redundancies across the region means attitudes are changing. We have some very high calibre people registering for work who might have once thought that temping was not for them but are now happy to consider short term assignments. That can be great for employers.
For some Actionline candidates temping is a lifestyle choice that fits around other commitments but for others it has become a way to survive the credit crunch. There are now great candidates available who can bring their expertise in management, finance, engineering, sales and business development, human resources, marketing and more to short term work or contracts.
Actionline clients who may have a freeze on permanent recruitment can top up their workforce on a temporary basis and employ highly skilled and experienced people when needed without the commitment and cost of a permanent member of staff.
The last word has to go to Actionline's Temp of the Year 2009, & this award should give so many people who are out of work the encouragement to try temporary assignments during this difficult economic market, because temping can be full of lovely surprises"
Call Actionline Recruitment Agency of Warwick on 01926 411 211 or visit them in Market Place, Warwick.
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