Three Simple Ways to Attract Seasonal Hires


The upcoming holiday season is easily one of the busiest times of the year for the hourly industry. Longer hours and more customers means finding seasonal hires that can help you deliver great customer service and keep your sanity intact. This is the perfect time to revisit your recruiting process to make sure it’s appealing to job seekers looking for a great place to work during the holidays.

Pumping up your recruiting efforts for seasonal seekers isn’t difficult; it’s simply a matter of going the extra mile to highlight the best parts of working for your business. Check out the following tips to get an idea of where to start so you can find your right-fit seasonal hires:

Post the perks — As you craft the perfect postings for your seasonal positions, don’t be shy about the various benefits available to seasonal employees. If there are special discounts they’ll have access to or will have the opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done, the job posting is the perfect place to share some of those details.

Share the wealth — Once you’re done bragging about awesome perks in your posting, let seekers know if you’re offering competitive pay for the season. All sorts of businesses in nearly every industry are looking for extra help so a brief mention of how well they will be compensated can help you stand out.

Go crazy about culture — From the initial posting to the very last interview, you should be shouting from the rooftops about your company culture. Not literally of course, but an emphasis on the great people an applicant could be working alongside can get a job seeker excited to join your team, even if it’s just until the new year.

There’s still time to find the seasonal hires you need. Adopting a couple of these changes as you recruit will help you build a pool of quality applicants, making it a little easier to get in the holiday spirit. Happy hiring!

Imani Holmes

Imani is a content specialist at Snagajob , America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers. When she’s not writing content for employers to read, she can be found updating her blog or channeling her inner rock star at karaoke.

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