With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start creating your holiday hiring plan. Your exact strategy will depend on your specific needs, but one thing is clear: many companies will be looking to hire numerous seasonal workers. Apart from helping to ease the burden of the holidays, some temporary workers might even turn into full-time employees – but you’ll have to find them first.

  1. Get Your Brand Out There

There are hundreds – if not thousands – of different brands out there. It can be hard enough to compete throughout the year, but the holidays are when most companies really strengthen their efforts. As we work with many of these companies, the professionals at Automation Personnel Services see this trend occur every year. Increased marketing, more advertising and various promotions are all competing for the money of consumers – so it’s important to make your presence known.

  1. Take Advantage of Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool – when it’s used properly. The professionals at Automation understand the importance of social media when it comes to recruiting new talent, but we also realize it can be difficult for employees to adapt to the evolving technology.

However, the holiday season is the ideal time for utilizing social media to advertise your business. As more and more consumers flock to the internet to secure temporary employment, your company can take advantage of new and creative forms of advertising to draw their attention.

  1. Refine Your Employee Benefits

Remember: Millennials want jobs that offer competitive perks and benefits. Even if they’re not available to temporary workers, bonuses like this can go a long way in attracting the attention of top talent in the first place.  You might also consider using a staffing company that offers benefits to their associates, such as Automation Personnel Services!

  1. Strengthen Your Company Culture

It can be difficult to make temporary and seasonal employees feel at home, especially when they’re constantly moving between positions. Instilling a strong sense of company culture is a great way to help them ease in (and out) of your company.

  1. Promote a Safe and Friendly Work Environment

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can bring out the worst in some people, so it’s important you do everything in your power to make every worker feel comfortable on the job site. Increasing your security during the coming months can make a huge impact on worker safety, while simply giving your employees longer or more frequent breaks will relieve some of the pressure of the Holiday grind.

Ready to Locate Quality Seasonal Talent?

There are plenty of temporary and seasonal workers available during the holiday season, but it can be difficult to find them. Use the above hacks along with any others you’ve picked up to maximize your reach and find the best seasonal recruits before your competition – you’ll be glad you did.  If you plan to outsource your seasonal work, contact Automation Personnel Services.  We are here to help!

 

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