UK Election: Your hiring strategy during a post election period

Worrying about your business during a post election period? The good news is you can still thrive and grow admits all the uncertainty.

Learn how to adapt your hiring strategy during a post election period with an interim focused hiring strategy.

General Election uncertainty

As the UK goes to the polls for a general election, many people might be apprehensive about what exactly the future holds. Economic instability, changes in regulations, and shifts in government policies can create an environment of uncertainty that impacts business decisions significantly.

While you might be cautious about hiring during this period, there’s no need to pause your plans for business growth and development – it’s just time to adapt your hiring strategy!

Shifting to an interim recruitment-focused strategy can be a great way to keep things running smoothly amidst uncertainty.

What are the benefits of using an Interim recruitment strategy?


Interim recruitment allows businesses to scale their workforce up or down based on immediate needs.

This helps to reduce the long-term financial commitments that businesses experience when hiring permanent employees.

Due to the short notice periods from either party, interim recruitment can make it easier for businesses to manage budgets and scale their employee levels up or down depending on their circumstances.

Interim recruitment not only helps reduce long-term financial commitments, but also enables companies to respond swiftly to market demands or sudden changes in workload. For example, a company that experiences seasonal demand for its products or services might increase its interim staff during these periods.

Hiring Speed:

If you have an immediate need, interim recruitment offers a much faster hiring process compared to permanent roles due to their ability to be available immediately, as opposed to a permanent candidate who often needs to work a notice period before undertaking new employment. So, hiring interim workers is a great solution for moments where you need to ensure critical positions are filled quickly.

Within our interim recruitment division, we have an engaged pool of candidates, which significantly cuts down the time usually spent on advertising, screening, and interviewing for permanent positions. This speed is crucial during urgent projects or sudden employee departures, where an immediate replacement is necessary.

Adapt fast

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Interim employees bring a wealth of experience from various sectors, making them highly adaptable and versatile. Their ability to quickly integrate into different team dynamics and contribute immediately is invaluable, especially in high-stakes situations where every day counts.

Subject Matter Experts

Not only are interim workers highly adaptable, but they’re also classed as Subject Matter Experts in their profession. Hiring an interim is often a great idea if you need to resolve short-term technical or business issues, particularly if this is something you might not typically have in-house expertise or resources to solve.

Risk Mitigation

Ultimately, interim recruitment strategies are a great way to reduce cash flow pressures by reducing the need for long-term hires during unstable economic periods.

By hiring interim staff, businesses can maintain operational continuity without the financial burden of permanent hires, which is especially useful during periods of market volatility.

This doesn’t mean you can’t hire permanent employees too – but offering interim positions to begin with provides your business with a trial period to evaluate potential candidates for permanent positions.

While hiring an interim to fill a gap while you look for a permanent replacement is a great idea, many interim’s might be willing to switch to becoming a permanent employee for the right company.


While the day rate for interim employees might be higher when you consider the daily average pay of a permanent employee, the overall cost savings can be significant when you factor in the absence of benefits such as health insurance, pensions, benefits packages, or redundancy costs.

Additionally, interim hires can bring a fresh perspective and specialised skills that might otherwise require expensive training programs for permanent staff.

When to hire interim's?

Let’s take the upcoming general election as an example, a business might be nervous about hiring permanent employees during the current period of uncertainty surrounding any potential new government, what they might prioritise, what future legislation could come into play, and how all of this affects a business and the industry it operates within.

This might lead to businesses becoming cautious about hiring permanent employees due to the commitment to ongoing employment, as well as the financial burden of providing benefits, and potentially redundancy pay if the company’s situation were to change down the line.

However, let’s say this business is in the middle of some crucial operational changes and needs additional staff to help oversee this period of change – rather than hire permanent staff, the company might want to seek to employ some interim Project Managers for a short-term period while the project takes place.

This provides the business with an idea of how long these interim employees will be working for the company, how much these employees are going to cost, and what they are going to achieve while they are with the business. This makes it much easier for a business to plan and budget, as well as providing them the flexibility to scale their employees up or down depending on what the future holds.

Interim strategies

So, whilst the future of the UK might be uncertain, businesses can still thrive by adapting their recruitment strategies.

If your business is still looking to level up, consider interim recruitment as a practical, flexible, and strategic approach to navigating uncertainty.

By utilising interim staff, businesses can remain agile and responsive to market changes. This organisational agility can be a competitive advantage, enabling companies to pivot quickly and efficiently in response to new opportunities or threats

Explore interim recruitment solutions with T2M to keep your business resilient and prepared for any political or economic changes.