Whether you’re in the warehousing and logistics, hospitality or care sector the Christmas Period is one of the busiest of the year. Recruiting the right staff is essential to running a smooth business during the festive season.
Our top tips to recruiting seasonal staff will help you stay ahead of your competition;
Be clear on your job advert of your requirements. If they need to be working weekends, put it in the job description. This will save time in the long run as you will only have to review applicants that can do the hours you need. Adding filter questions to your job advert is a simple way to ensure you are reviewing the right applicants.
Think about incentives to attract the best workers. Over 50% of seasonal workers will choose a job based on perks such as staff discounts. If you’re recruiting for a short term peak such as Christmas an end of contract bonus can be a great incentive for workers to stay with you during the whole of your busy period.
Recruiting the right people, even for short term roles, can be the determining factor during your peak periods. Attract the right people by filling short term positions with previous employees such as retired workers or employees who have worked for you during other peak periods.
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This can help reduce your recruitment costs but also attract new workers who are similar to your current employees. Think about recruiting your customers. Who will be better to relate to your customers than an existing customer.