Judith Broughton, Recruitment Partner at Peterborough-based Anne Corder said engaging temporary staff at this time has taken on new set of benefits for employers and their current workforce.

She said: “We know that millions of people are now working from home – and a significant number of those are parents who are trying their best to home school their children. In a household where there is a single parent or both parents work, this can be even more challenging.

“Company bosses are now in a position to not only keep their productivity to a maximum during this period of uncertainty but to also offer welcomed contracts to many people who may otherwise be unable to put their skills to good use in the current climate.”

Judith added: “The key advantage of temporary staff is flexibility. Temps can be utilised to cover a wide range of roles for anything from a few hours to several months – not to mention the benefits of bringing fresh ideas, new perspectives, strategic influence and an appropriately in these current times, an extra resource.

“We ensure our temps undergo rigorous interviews and testing to make sure they can deliver the correct skill set to carefully match individual skills with business requirements. This means businesses are always getting exactly what they need to fulfil a certain role.

“Temps are generally charged at an hourly or daily rate which will vary depending upon experience and the nature of the client’s needs. This can help when managing a tight payroll budget.”