Spring Seasonal Staffing Plans Should Start Today!
March 21, 2016 | Staffing Blog
Just recently, USA Today explained that Home Depot announced plans to hire in excess of 80,000 qualified applicants to fill cashier, sales and merchandising positions. The goal is, of course, to ensure that the home improvement giant’s spring seasonal staffing goals get off to a great start. When your business is affected by the spring season, be it in the fields of retail, accounting or recreation, there is no time like the present to get your ducks in a row.
- Start now. The tax deadline is fast approaching. Although some might argue that now is already too late to hire seasonal staff members, this is not the case. In fact, now is an excellent time to add workers to help the growing number of Americans filing later. In other sectors, too, it is not too late to start your spring hiring now.
- Determine the learning curve. Do you need workers who can hit the ground running or do you have enough time to provide training? Since some learning curves are decidedly steeper than others, it is a good idea to be detailed in the skill sets you require your associates to have on the first day of work.
- Decide on the screening process. Do you have the time and resources to screen applicants? Unless this is the first time that your company has a seasonal staffing need, you already know how much time and resources it requires to fill open positions. When you cannot allocate your human resources department or management staff to the task, entrust your screening needs to a third party that handles background checks, drug tests and similar tasks.
Contact us today to learn more about seasonal staffing for spring and how enlisting the assistance of a staffing agency might just be the help you need this year. Looking for Seasonal Work this Spring? Join Our Talent Network Today!