The merriest time of the year is just around the corner, and many businesses are gearing up to face upticks in demand. Here’s what you need to know if you are considering seasonal hiring this Christmas.
Considering Seasonal Hiring This Christmas? Keep These Tips in Mind
If your business is looking to hire seasonal workers for Christmas 2021, consider the following ideas.
As you may have heard, competition for talent is fierce these days. Additionally, a lot of people have changed careers or are in the process of doing so—not for nothing hiring experts are referring to this period as “The Great Resignation.” The bottom line is that job seekers want something different, so the best way to attract them is to stand out with unique benefits or perks.
Flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to attracting new hires, even seasonal ones. During the pandemic, a lot of people have discovered the benefits of a flexible workplace, and that’s exactly what they’re looking for. Incorporating flexibility into your operations doesn’t have to be expensive—it can be as easy as allowing shift swaps to accommodate your employees’ needs.
Consider a One-Two Punch Strategy
The “Great Resignation” means that labor will likely remain scarce over the next months. With that background in mind, it’s easy to see why you should at least consider turning seasonal workers into long-term hires. If you decide to move forward with this strategy, let candidates know that the seasonal position may lead to long-term employment. This will help you stand out, as suggested in the first point of this list.
Everything boils down to a simple guideline: if you are planning to hire seasonal workers for Christmas, start now. The landscape outlined above will make hiring may be a little more challenging than other years, so this is the right time to kickstart the recruiting process.
More Tips to Propel Your Business Forward
Read these previous posts for more tips that cover every aspect of the management of your organization, from communication to online security.
- Handling difficult conversations at work
- How to deal with the wave of post-pandemic career changes
- What is timeboxing?
- How to stop procrastination
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