Seasonal Hiring 2019

Posted by Abby Sandbach on 11/21/19 9:53 AM

In hourly workforce, recruiting, service industry, seasonal hiring

As the service industry preps for the holiday rush, many businesses are concerned with hiring the best possible seasonal employees.  According to the National Retail Federation, service industry businesses will hire 530,000 to 590,000 seasonal workers this holiday season—that’s a lot of hiring in a short period of time.

Compared with the typical off-season hire, seasonal hiring takes on a different flavor. . Seasonal hiring moves “fast and heavy so hiring managers don’t have time to spend weeks going through applications and interviewing candidates. They need to find top-tier talent--NOW.

In addition, seasonal hires, whether that be the holiday season or the summer jobs season, are often fall into a different category  of employee.  These hires might only want to work part-time or might have another job that needs to be scheduled around.  They are looking for something that happens quickly and if the recruiting and hiring process isn’t streamlined, they will move on..

A Recruiting and Talent Management system that was built for the hourly workforce can solve these problems, including:

  1. Reduce the amount of paperwork required to run your hiring process efficiently while ensuring federal and state compliance.
  2. Empower your company’s managers to make immediate hiring decisions to fill open positions with the best candidate for each job.
  3. Identify the top temporary employees who will thrive and may want to stay with your company past the busy season.
  4. Streamline the onboarding process so that there are no delays in getting the seasonal hires on the floor.

As one of the only systems built for the hourly workforce, talentReef understands the complexities that come with seasonal hiring.  We have a long history of supporting businesses that mass hire during certain seasons.  Request a demo to see how talentReef can help your business today and tomorrow.

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