Tips for Holiday Season Hiring

This holiday season has brought about the most hiring done in quite some time, according to an analysis of federal jobs data. The analysis found that over 5.2 million workers are set to be working this holiday season. Sure, the holiday season is a time where many want to relax and spend time with family. But there’s the other side that keeps working. On top of that, it’s a good idea to use the holiday time to set up hiring events for the new year if you aren’t hiring for the retail industry. That way those open positions aren’t left unfilled for a long period of time. When running a staffing agency, the hiring process never stops, even during the holidays, so it’s important to be prepared.

Invest in Your Future

You don’t have to wait until the holidays to start hiring. In fact, you can often get this process done much sooner these days. Some retailers started the hiring process much earlier this year. When hiring for a staffing agency, you want to make sure that you’re investing in the future by planning ahead. If you’re trying to schedule an interview to hire somebody in the new year, get in contact with them before the holidays. If candidates take some time to respond, don’t stress it. It’s the holidays and it’s busy; this does not mean they aren’t interested in the job, says Commongood Careers.

Bring in Assistance

Hiring candidates can be a complicated task that sometimes requires a little extra assistance. Outsource key HR tasks and effectively reduce the time and resources spent on screening for the holiday season, according to Headway Workforce Solutions. Staffing agencies are there at the forefront helping everyone, even retailers, be prepared for the season. Having staffing liability insurance will also help with holiday season hiring.

Utilize Social Media to a Tee

The majority of millennials are using social media now as a way to find more job opportunities. Be proactive in finding candidates on sites like LinkedIn or Indeed. The possibilities are endless–many qualified candidates are just sitting on social media waiting to be contacted. LinkedIn can not only be used for recruiting, but it can also be used for general networking. Even using Facebook groups and Instagram can go a long way with holiday season hiring.

When diving into the holiday season, it’s important to have intense patience and bring awareness to your staffing agency through avenues like the internet. If you have recurring seasonal employees, they should have first preference. Finally, make sure your website and social media is up-to-date, properly reflecting your staffing agency. While handling all of this, it’s imperative to make sure your staffing liability insurance is ready to go.

About World Wide Specialty Programs

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