Across the UK temporary event staff help to ensure that events and festivals across the UK run smoothly. A little known fact is that many of the staff involved have other jobs and often switch between companies to get to the most events . Through this article we will explore the world of the temporary event staff industry and find out more about this area overall.
What Are Temporary Event Staff?
These are staff that work at events and are typically employed by event agencies. Normally agencies work at multiple events and have a wide base of workers in order to meet demand for events. There are several different types of event staff. Each of the different areas of event staff have their own advantages and disadvantages. For example security is one area where mistakes can and do happen. However if this happens at high profile events the results could be catastrophic. One prominent example of mistakes in the security sector was G4S contract for the 2012 London Olympic games. G4S essentially underestimated the manpower that would be needed to manage the event and ultimately it was left to the UK government with the help of the army to manage the event.
How Can Event Staff Benefit Events?
There a number of different ways in which temporary staff can help to benefit an event overall. One of the main ways in which this is done is that normally event staff have skills and expertise from previous events that they can use at the current one. However having said this is in many cases temporary event staff may be under trained as they have just started. This may mean that they could have little to no training. Generally speaking if this is the case other staff will do their best to ensure that the new starts receive adequate training and help to show them how to perform well in their role.
What Impact Do Event Staff Have On An Event?
Overall temporary staff can make or break an event. Events such as music festival like Leeds festival or Glastonbury rely on volunteers as well as temporary staff to ensure that the event tuns smoothly overall. The impact event staff can have varies depending on how well established the agency is that is employing them as well as the training that they provide to staff. Staff from agencies that pay their staff well and ensure that they are looked after are likely to outperform those who do not have very good management and support.
Overall Conclusions And Findings
Overall there are a number of different conclusions that can be drawn from the use of temporary staff at events. It would appear that temporary staff can bring skills and expertise to other events that can benefit the overall delivery of the event. Ultimately , it is often the employment agencies themselves that are responsible for the level of skills and/or training that staff have. To conclude temporary staff can have a very positive impact on an event given that right training and support is provided.