The UK economy may have fallen into recession for the first time in eleven years, but one positive-thinking recruitment agency has vowed to provide an employment lifeline to the people of the South West and beyond – and has reassured businesses that they can still gain access to the best talent in the region.

Dorset-based Frontline Recruitment has remained fully operational throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, with business picking up by 100 percent, and the leading agency is now looking to ramp up its permanent staff offering by providing a “one-stop-shop” recruitment solution to regional businesses. The agency, which has 34 years’ experience in the local marketplace, is set to reduce its permanent staff fees to 10 percent and will offer a comprehensive refund and replacement guarantee to local employers alongside a full package of advisory services for job-seekers and business owners.

Mindful of Covid-19 restrictions, Frontline says it will deliver the comprehensive package via a combination of socially-distanced on-site meetings and online consultations via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Group workshops and one-on-one consultations, tips on CV writing and interview skills, and advice for employees on managing everything from job boards to universal credit all form part of its value added free of charge service.

The experienced firm has a strong track record of taking the lead during times of crisis and has been supplying a local medical supplies company with warehouse staff throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Karen Wisbey, Business Manager at Frontline Recruitment in Weymouth, said: “We have seen our business thrive during the Covid-19 pandemic, and this coupled with our extensive experience in the field means we are very well-placed to help local businesses and job candidates navigate their way through this recession. Despite the doom and gloom, business in the region is picking up, with holiday parks, restaurants and the wider tourist industry getting back on its feet in recent weeks. This is having a positive knock-on effect on other local organisations.

“Therefore our message to companies and job-seekers in the Dorset area is simply, ‘don’t worry.’ If a company needs a permanent member of staff or a last-minute temporary worker, we can cover it all, and if you happen to be looking for a job we can offer expert advice on how best to secure one. As well as an extensive package of advisory services, covering everything from presentation skills to universal credit, we can also provide leads to organisations who are looking for staff exclusively via their own websites.

“We work with companies across a wide variety of sectors – from local housing associations to medical suppliers – and I’m happy to say the region is blessed with an excellent pool of talent. With nearly 35 years’ experience in the sector Frontline Recruitment is ideally positioned to sort the good from the bad. With our new ‘one-stop-shop’ solution, local businesses and job-seekers can rest assured that there is a lifeline available to them.”

Frontline Recruitment provides businesses from across a wide variety of sectors with the best permanent and temporary staff. The company has offices across the UK in Weymouth, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Mansfield and Hull.