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Seasonal hiring often requires a lot of paperwork, not to mention the hassle of job advertisement. Here are some factors that businesses need to take into account when planning temporary recruitment to achieve the optimal result.
Recruit more workers than needed
For retailers that are looking for a large number of seasonal employees, a certain drop-off or "no show" rate should be expected as there will be some candidates who accepted your offers, but don't show up on the first day. The longer the period between job offer acceptance and the official first working day, the more likely the number of drop-offs will increase. So, if you are planning to hire seasonal workers months in advance, recruit more than you actually need to avoid a labor shortage.
Considerations for business when hiring seasonal workers. (Photo: Internet)
Manage employee expectations
Make sure that your job offer outlines clear-cut terms on the hiring process timeline and benefits for temporary workers. On the other hand, laying the foundation for repeat seasonal employment is also a good way to retain short-term staff for future work. Maintaining a seasonal talent pool can help save you time and money.
Laying the foundation for repeat seasonal employment is also a good way to retain short-term staff for future work. (Photo: Internet)
Maintain recruitment standards
Hiring the wrong candidate can hurt your business and, even worse, restart the whole process. As a result, there should be no difference between the permanent and seasonal recruitment process. In case of high-volume temporary hiring to boost seasonal sales, you should keep recruitment standards unchanged for short-term workers and treat them as integral members of your organization.
Above are some considerations that businesses should be aware of when hiring seasonal workers to ensure effective business operations as planned.