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Three Best Practices for Hiring Seasonal Personnel

November 28th, 2017

For many organizations, seasonal staffing is an essential and time-consuming part of the business. Certain times of the year require more help for a limited basis, like camps in the summer and tax season for accountants. Instead of letting the process get the best of you, try these best practices to find the best talent when you need it most.

 

Be Prepared and Start Early

Many companies wait too long and assume there will be an eager pool of candidates, but that isn’t always the case. Instead of waiting to hire until necessary, you should start the process months in advance. This includes:

 

  • Making sure the position descriptions are streamlined and expectations are clearly communicated.
  • The timeline for interviewing to hiring is firm so your team is ready to conduct onboarding for all your candidates in a timely manner.
  • Providing room in the schedule if you need longer to search for the right people. This way you aren’t settling because you’ve allotted yourself the proper amount of time.

 

Keep in Touch With the Good Ones

If you have a seasonal employee from years prior who was a standout employee, stay in communication with them all year and reach out to them first when beginning your search. This way they feel valued and you have a guarantee of a good staff member who knows your company. Even keeping them in the loop with certain company updates will help them feel like a part of the team all year long.

 

Find a Temporary Employment Agency

Adding new staff takes time, and inhibits the productivity of current employees. Instead of pulling your team, find a staffing agency to help with the workload. Selecting one to use every season ensures you’re working with a company that knows what you do best and the type of candidate you’re looking for. That way you know their recommendations are in line with what you need.

 

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