With the summer season beginning, business owners may need to start solidifying seasonal help. Whether you own a retail store, restaurant, or any other type of business, hiring temporary employees for the summer can be a great way to manage increased demand and keep your business running smoothly.
But finding seasonal help can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you find the right employees for your business this summer:
Use social media: Social media can be a great way to reach out to potential candidates. Consider posting job listings on your business's social media pages or using targeted ads to reach people in your area who may be looking for summer work.
Attend job fairs: High school and college job fairs are a great way to meet potential candidates face-to-face. Look for job fairs in your area to promote your seasonal or part-time employment opportunities.
Utilize applicant tracking: Applicant tracking systems, such as those provided by SynchronyHR, streamline the processes of posting to job boards, tracking applications, and communicating with applicants. This allows you to be significantly faster and more competitive in finding and attracting the right candidates for your jobs.
Start early: Start your search for seasonal employees before you need the extra help, and remember that it may take a month to recruit and onboard new employees. This will give you plenty of time to find the right candidates and train them as your busy season ramps up.
Provide competitive wages and benefits: While many businesses do not provide competitive wages and employee benefits to part-time employees, such offerings can make your business extremely favorable among interested candidates. Not only do these benefits show that a business cares about the well-being of all employees, but they can also help improve recruitment, engagement, and retention.
Partnering with a human resources outsourcing (HRO) organization, like SynchronyHR, can often help small businesses gain access to top-tier benefits at a competitive cost.
Need Help Hiring? If you need help with an upcoming job search, would like access to the latest recruitment technology, or need help navigating employment law related to part time employment, feel free to reach out to the team at SynchronyHR to see how we can help. Our HRO services have been proven to save business owners and managers time and money.