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Four Tips for Making Great Holiday Seasonal Staffing Hires | Allegiance

November 6, 2017 | Staffing Blog

Now that fall is upon us and cooler weather is coming in, it’s not too soon to start thinking about your business’ holiday season. December is one of the busiest months of the year, and hiring seasonal staff for the holiday season will help your business thrive during this bustling time. Here are four ways to streamline your seasonal hiring process and hire great staff:

  1. Start hiring now. By late November, you’ll be rushing to hire for December and won’t have time to properly screen and interview large numbers of staff. Advertising now will give you time to thoroughly vet candidates and ensure the top people for the job haven’t made other commitments.
  2. Hold group interviews. When you’re interviewing and hiring a large number of candidates, group interviews are an efficient way to evaluate candidates. Group interviews have advantages over traditional interviewing practices, such as seeing how well job candidates work in teams.
  3. Perform background checks. It’s important to verify the background of holiday seasonal candidates. Verify that their resume is correct by checking in with the HR department at their previous positions, call all listed references, and complete a background check.
  4. Consider getting help. The large number of hires many companies make for the holidays can overwork even the most efficient human resource departments. By working with a staffing agency, you’ll work with professionals who are experienced in seasonal hiring and can connect you with quickly quality previously screened candidates. An agency will also help you advertise the position, interview, and reference check candidates.

Do the work you do best and leave seasonal hiring to experienced agencies. Allegiance Staffing offers 25 years of experience bringing in quality employees who meet high standards. Contact us today to learn more about how our custom labor solutions can improve your bottom line. Looking for work? Join Our Talent Network Today.