Finding & Hiring Good Seasonal Workers
The Unsung Heroes of the Holidays
When people think of “seasonal workers,” they imagine teenagers and college students who flock to major retailers to help with the influx of holiday shoppers while on winter break. But the reality is, the value seasonal workers add to your industry this time of year doesn’t stop there. In fact, you can hire qualified, professional employees to help you during your busy season. Career Start can help you with temporary staffing in Rochester, NY, Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas.
Whether you are in the manufacturing, healthcare, warehousing, or even the printing industry, your ranks may be looking scarce this time of year. Maybe your full-time employees are working less or the number of full-time employees you have can’t handle the increased demands.
Whatever your reason, the unsung hero to your holiday busy season may just be a seasonal worker or two or maybe even a couple hundred. We’ve compiled this list of industries that could benefit most from seasonal workers. We’ve also included tips on how to motivate these workers to do their best.
Who’s Making the Gifts This Year? Manufacturing and Warehousing Seasonal Workers
It seems obvious, but most people don’t think about how manufacturing and warehousing industries need to ramp up their production this time of year to keep up with the economy’s increased demand for goods, just like retailers do.
Having more employees to help fulfill large orders is always a luxury, and sometimes a necessity. When you have more workers, you might also be able to extend your operating hours, using seasonal employees to take up the extra shifts.
Tip for Motivating Your Seasonal Workers #1
Give your seasonal workers access to on-the-job training opportunities, such as abbreviated apprenticeships, online training systems, and training classes. Even though they are with you for a season, they’ll appreciate learning skills they can put on their resume. Plus, training these employees allows production to run smoothly and quickly, without the learning gap.
Who’s Advertising the Gifts This Year? Print Services Seasonal Workers
If you’re in this industry, you know that with increased sales and shopping comes increased demand for printed marketing collateral. In fact, you’re probably in the throes of the busiest season right now.
Seasonal workers can help you keep up with the demands of the holiday season by helping you tackle the large quantities of orders as easily as you would tackle small quantities.
Tip for Motivating Your Seasonal Workers #2
Incentivize your workers with performance bonuses. It’s likely that some of your seasonal workers are working to supplement their income to help cover the cost of the holidays. If you offer bonuses to those who do exemplary work, your seasonal workers’ performance will surprise you. And, after all, it is the time for giving.
Who’s Keeping You Healthy This Time of Year? Per Diem Nurses
It’s the time of year where employees everywhere are using up their vacation time to spend their holidays with their families. The healthcare field is no different!
Clearly, you can’t afford to have fewer nurses on the clock, but you also can’t afford unqualified personnel. Luckily, per diem nurses are certified and ready to be on-call when your full-time nurses take some much-deserved time off. Don’t worry, all licenses are verified through our agency.
Tip for Motivating Your Seasonal Workers #3
One of the simplest ways to motivate a seasonal worker, especially a per diem nurse, is to publicly show your appreciation for them. Recognizing your seasonal workers and saying, “thank you” is a great way to make them feel like a member of your team.
Who’s Hiring the Best Seasonal Employees This Year? Career Start
When you hire a seasonal employee, be sure you don’t hire someone just because they’ll be “another pair of hands.” When you hire anyone–full-time, part-time, or seasonal–you want that person to be a valuable asset to your company, regardless of how long their contract is.
Career Start has a pool of qualified employees who are eager and ready to help you. Of our nurses have up-to-date certifications, our clerical workers are experienced, and our manufacturing workers are qualified. Let us help you with temporary staffing.
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