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Do you think it’s too early to prepare for holiday hiring? Not when the stores are already selling red and green wrapping paper, candy canes, and decorations! There are people who have started putting up lights, too!
Are you among the almost 90% of employers who plan on hiring this holiday season? Keep in mind that it takes anywhere between 2 weeks and 30 days to hire someone. So, if you are reading this right now, it is definitely not too soon to start. As you know, it is a very busy time of year and you do not want to be caught in a scramble.
There is a myth that recruitment slows down during the holidays, but it is actually a great time to hire. As one of the best staffing agencies in Florida, we are here to tell you 4 ways to prepare for holiday hiring.
Make a Plan
Have a plan in place for your holiday hiring. Just like Santa, make a list and check it twice. Review your business needs and determine how many new employees you will be bringing on board. Will you be filling vacant positions or creating new ones? Develop guidelines for the process and come up with a plan of attack.
Evaluate Your Needs
Do you need vacation coverage for your current team? Many employees take time off to spend the holidays with family or simply to use up paid time off (PTO) days before the end of the year. People also tend to get sick more often this time of year with kids spreading germs at school, allergies, and more time spent inside in close quarters.
Consider the Job Seeker Market
Retirees are often looking for temporary work this time of year. Many people are looking for extra spending money for gifts. Some people are looking to jump start their New Year’s resolutions. Also, there are students who are on break from school who are looking to make some cash.
Partner with a Staffing Agency
Staffing agencies are great to work with, especially with holiday hiring, as we have lots of talented job seekers who are looking for temporary positions. The pressure is most likely on to make Q4 sales and budgets may be limited. Working with an employment agency like ours allows you to better manage hiring costs and reduce risk. It also speeds up the hiring process and minimizes paperwork.
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