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How to Boost Your Seasonal Recruiting Efforts

The holidays are a hectic time of year for companies, and seasonal employees play an integral role in keeping that business afloat as customers come in to do their holiday shopping. If you’re looking to add to your team during this chaotic time of year, consider these tips for strengthening seasonal recruiting:

Get started early

Remember that you’re not the only business looking to hire seasonal talent, so you want to start early before talented employees have already found other opportunities. It’s never too early to get recruiting.

Update your job postings

As you’re looking for seasonal employees, you want to make sure that the job postings found on your website and social media platforms are up to date. The title should be correct, and all contact information should be accurate. When you’re posting about the work online, don’t forget to use appropriate tags so that the entry shows up in search engines. Many people are probably searching for “seasonal recruiting,” “holiday recruiting” and other similar terms, so make it easy for them to find yours.

Keep it organized

If you use a bunch of different sites and platforms to recruit, you want to make sure that your efforts are organized. If you’re doing a great job answering questions and comments on LinkedIn but are struggling with the seasonal hires Facebook group you created, you’re doing your business a disservice. Make sure that your recruiting efforts are firing on all cylinders this holiday season.

Give preference to returning workers

If you have seasonal employees who are returning from last year, make sure to give them first choice when you do this year’s seasonal hiring. It’s much easier to put someone in place who is reliable and knows how to do the job well.

How do you manage your seasonal hiring? Let us know in the comments!

Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine is a copywriter/blogger who contributes to a number of magazines and websites including The Frisky, USA Today, and others. She also authors her own blog called Life with Lauren. She loves cooking, anything on the E! network, and is trying to convince herself that running isn't so bad.