If you don’t start your seasonal hiring activities until the season begins, it could be too late. That’s because the demand for top seasonal talent is intensifying every year, and delaying your search could cause you to miss out on the best candidates and, in turn, the positive businesses results that they can deliver.
Our new white paper explores the importance of developing a strong and proactive strategy for filling your seasonal jobs. It also features tips and best practices you can use to recruit the workers you need.
The high stakes of winter seasonal jobs.
Many industries, not just retail, rely on a sales spike during the holiday season to boost profits. Billions of dollars worth of goods are sold between Black Friday and New Year’s Eve, and those transactions fuel activity not just at the cash registers, but in storage warehouses, manufacturing facilities, shipping and receiving hubs and call centers around the country.
If you can’t keep up with the holiday rush, your customers and clients may start relying on someone else. That can hurt your business and your bottom line throughout the year.
How many seasonal jobs are filled each year?
Retailers alone added between 720,000 and 780,000 seasonal employees in 2013, and hundreds of thousands more were filled in other industries.
Though there are ample seasonal job opportunities, there is a dwindling number of available workers. The unemployment rate continues to fall, and many people who have been in the seasonal labor force have secured full-time employment.
With the demand for seasonal talent intensifying and the supply shrinking, now is the time to start recruiting for your critical roles. Our white paper can walk you through the process.