Hire Now for the Holidays
With the current difficulty in finding willing and able workers in today’s economy, it is time to start thinking of what kind of seasonal help you need. Making hiring decisions now will help you train and orient new employees before the fall and winter holidays, so they are able to help you through the winter and possibly beyond. Here are a few things to consider when looking for seasonal help.
Estimate Your Needs
This might be the most difficult part of hiring in such a tumultuous economy. You do not want to be understaffed, and you obviously do not want to be overstaffed.
Reach Out to Previous Seasonal Hires First
Some people love seasonal work sometimes in addition to their day job to have a little extra income during the holiday season. For this reason, seasonal hires may be willing to come back to work for you again.
Flexibility is a two-way street in an employee and employer relationship. Sometimes employers forget that their hires are humans with lives outside of work. So remember to be flexible with scheduling.
Knowing that the position they are taking may not result in a permanent job can discourage some people from taking on seasonal work. Offering incentives like an extra employee discount during the holiday season may be a good motivator for accepting the job.
Recruiting, hiring, and developing talent are necessary tasks that involve an investment of time, money, and resources to get it right. According to Glassdoor, the average company in the United States spends about $4,000 to hire a new employee, taking up to 52 days to fill a position. So, beware. If you fail to make the correct hire the first time, these costs can multiply.
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