The Urgency of Ramp

The holiday season will be here before we know it, and your contingent workforce—whether in manufacturing, retail, or somewhere in between—better be ready to meet the demand. Both shoppers’ habits and the workforce has transformed since pre-pandemic, so as you rethink your online and in-store needs, prepare for the rush—and hiring shortage—with our resources. Our new data, white paper, and video will provide you with a snapshot of the holiday hiring landscape and help you feel confident as you prep for peak season.

Changing Shopping Habits

The 2020 holiday season showed that consumers are still spending money but they’re changing up how and where they go. Online shopping saw double-digit increases last year, and more recently, 46% of shoppers say they dropped their usual retailers to try out new brands. Keeping up with their wants is more important now than ever—whether it’s making the leap to online shopping and mobile ordering, or maintaining COVID-19 safety and cleanliness protocols for those choosing brick-and-mortar.

Holiday Hiring by the Numbers

This year, hiring seasonal workers will be more challenging than ever. In addition to a more tumultuous economy, there is a critical shortage of available workers. Employers face a nearly 70% increase in job openings from prior to the pandemic, but they also have 10% fewer candidates to fill those vacancies. Large retailers and companies are already going above and beyond, offering sign-on and frontline-worker bonuses among other perks. This means smaller outfits might struggle the most.

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Between Black Friday and New Year’s Eve, billions of dollars worth of goods are sold, spurring hustle and bustle not just at the cash registers, but in storage warehouses, manufacturing facilities, shipping and receiving hubs, and call centers across the country. Our white paper is designed to help companies just like yours hire the temporary workforce you need to handle the demand and maximize profitability. 

Watch our seasonal hiring video.

The holidays are such a special time for so many people. But sometimes those people can take for granted all the hard work that goes into making, selling and delivering so many holiday gifts. Yes, it’s more difficult for you and for us to take that hard work for granted, but it’s still nice to have a reminder. Watch our animated video for that reminder and a little extra motivation this season.

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