Seasonal Hiring

Posted by Abby Sandbach on 10/16/18 1:14 PM

In recruiting, service industry, seasonal hiring

Many businesses in the Service Industry are starting to prep for their holiday business, this includes hiring seasonal employees.  According to the National Retail Federation, service industry businesses will hire 640,000 to 690,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. Though Service Industry hiring always has to be fast, seasonal hiring has to be fast and is mass. It is a short-term game that usually demands high-volume results. The result is often a huge stack of paper applications sitting on top of someone’s desk, counter, or filing cabinet, daring the hiring manager to dive in and start interviewing candidates.

“Seasonal hiring is a matter of hiring fast and heavy, while also hiring the best available candidates,” said John Raeder, Chairman of talentReef, “Hiring managers don’t have time to spend weeks going through applications and interviewing candidates. They need to find A-list talent quickly.”

Hiring the best takes on a different flavor during seasonal hiring, compared with the typical off-season hire. You simply get a different category of candidates—someone who only wants to work part-time, someone who needs some extra cash and might have another job that needs to be scheduled around, etc.  If the recruiting and hiring process is manual, you will miss out on the best possible talent and possibly impact your business.

Here are the top reasons for a Recruiting and Talent Management platform during season hiring:

  1. Reduce the amount of paperwork required to run your hiring process efficiently while ensuring full federal and state compliance.
  2. Empower your company’s managers to immediately hire the best candidate for each job, regardless of the location or the number of jobs needed to fill.
  3. Identify the top temporary employees who will thrive and want to stay with your company.
  4. Streamline the onboarding process so that the seasonal hires can start working asap.

talentReef understands the complexities that come with seasonal hiring, and we have a long history of supporting businesses that mass hire during certain seasons. Request a demo today, to learn how the talentReef HR platform can help your business today. 

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