Finding Santa's Helpers doesn't have to be a Logistical Nightmare for Temporary Recruitment
Posted on 2016-02-23 02:03 pm

Way before the Christmas rush begins and people venture online or onto the High Street, logistics companies from the Royal Mail to UPS, DHL to Yodel are actively recruiting people to ensure Christmas presents - for us and for others – are delivered in time for the big day. For the busiest time of the year to run smoothly it's essential for logistics businesses to have a veritable army of skilled and compliant temporary workers. And that’s where tabs® can help with meeting demand.

tabs®, a globally award winning Dynamic People Assignment solution can save logistics businesses up 40% in time and cost. tabs® has been designed based on 100's of hours of customer insight to remove the burden of finding, assigning and paying the right people for logistics companies and provide shift flexibility for workers to ensure no-one's Christmas holiday is ruined.

The UK logistics industry is worth £74.45 billion to the UK economy and employs around 2.2 million people in over 196,000 companies. This equates to 1 in 12 working people in the UK being employed in Logistics (source: Office for National Statistics 2013). In 2014 the UK rose to 4th in the World Bank’s list of top logistics performers, a table led by Germany, with Netherlands and Belgium in second and third place. Freight logistics companies either manage their own distribution system as own account operators, or manage it on behalf of another as third-party logistics (3PL) or hauliers. Over 60% of UK freight is carried as 3PL.

Overall, the UK passenger transport and logistics industry is huge and comprises a small number of large employers together with many SMEs, sole traders and self-employed operators - 75% are full-time, while part-time & self-employed accounts for 1 in 8 jobs. There are approximately 126,000 people working in aviation, 159,000 in rail and 10,000 in transport planning undertaking delivery tasks in booking, sorting and shifting parcels at various points throughout the delivery chain. (source: And the industry is only set to grow with a recent logistics survey reporting that 588,000 additional logistics workers will be required between 2014 and 2020

Just as satellite navigation, bar code scanning and online retail as a whole has revolutionised and increased demand across logistics, tabs® will further revolutionise the sector.  A sector so thoroughly modern, at home with technology and already working remotely and globally by definition, logistics is the ideal industry to further trail-blaze by adopting the very latest, end-to-end recruitment and deployment technology – tabs®.

So we thank them for their forward planning and look forward to showing them how tabs® can make all their recruitment needs all year round run like clockwork 24/7. In the meantime we wish everyone working in logistics a very Happy Christmas - they truly are #BetterThanSanta.

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