Coronavirus update - Think Specialist Recruitment
12th March 2020

Coronavirus update - Think Specialist Recruitment

At present and as per UK Government advice, the team at Think Specialist Recruitment are currently working from our offices and we are very much in a position to provide continued support to both clients and candidates.

Until advised otherwise, we plan to remain in the office but our staff are also ready to work remotely fully armed with laptop, mobile phone and our fully cloud-based systems. Whatever the working location, we are in a position to ensure full business continuity!

How can we support clients?

We have already put various measures in place for candidates interviewing or due to commence temporary assignments, including checking travel/holiday destinations visited in recent times and whether they have any symptoms of Coronavirus.  We are setting up an increasing number of Skype interviews and fully ready to adapt to client requests. Please do let us know if you have any special measures you would like us to incorporate.

With some permanent roles being put on hold in the short-term, we are expecting an increase in the demand for temporary workers. Along with investing a vast amount of our resource into candidate generation for when hiring begins to pick up, we will be generating a greatly increased pool of immediately available and fully referenced candidates who are ready to commence assignments ASAP.  Whether it is an increase in call volumes, a need to increase your credit control team to collect outstanding debt and improve cashflow, or the need for candidates to cover high levels of staff absence, we are ready to supply temporary staff across the local area!

Whilst some non-urgent recruitment is put on hold, we would also be pleased to support our clients with any other projects such a salary benchmarking, passing on business continuity plans from other local businesses and discussing or provide advice on the local market.  

To contact us about any of the above, please call 01442 600100 (Hertfordshire) or 01895 379100 (Uxbridge).


How can we support candidates?

We are expecting to see the temporary market pick up across some sectors and job roles.  If a candidate’s situation has changed and you find yourself available for temporary roles, please do let your Consultant(s) know and we can do our best to place you in an immediate assignment.

Whilst some recruitment is placed on hold, other clients are continuing to recruit and we will do our best to generate suitable opportunities and support our candidates as much as we can.  Candidates with the ability to interview via platforms such as Skype will hopefully increase their chances of entering into a recruitment process whilst the current situation progresses.

We would welcome the chance to provide help, support and guidance to any candidates looking for reassurance or just a sounding board on how the market is progressing. Please do contact any of the team on 01442 600100 (Hertfordshire) or 01895 379100 (Uxbridge) and we will be pleased to help!



Are you an existing Think Specialist Recruitment temp?

All current temporary workers have received communication from us including advice around health and working arrangements.  We remain ready to deal with any enquiries, process all online timesheets and ensure our temporary workforce are fully paid and supported over the coming weeks.  Temps will have their Consultant’s mobile numbers to contact in the event of emergency and the main phone number will be manned across working hours Monday to Friday – 01442 600100 (Hertfordshire) or 01895 379100 (Uxbridge).


I would please ask for anybody with any urgent enquiries or seeking advice to contact us ASAP. We very much hope that the current situation becomes more manageable quickly and we’re here to support anybody that requires our help.


Kind regards


Chris Jones
Managing Director          
Think Specialist Recruitment / 07960 561642