Spring has sprung … and now is the time to start planning for your summer seasonal hiring needs. Dragging your feet may mean you lose the best candidates to other jobs. An additional benefit to starting the process early is that you give yourself ample time to properly place and train your summer help.
Make a Roadmap
Map out your plans for summer hiring starting now. No fooling … April 1 is not too soon to begin. Prepare a list of summer 2015 positions that need to be filled, by when and for how long. Determine exactly what kind of talent you need to fulfill all your seasonal requirements.
Revisit last year’s numbers.
Will this year be similar? Dedicate resources to pinpointing what you’ll be up against this summer. The more information you can gather, the better.
Update seasonal job descriptions.
They should include essential functions and expectations, qualifications, who oversees each position, and time specifications. How long do you need temporary employees for each job … a few weeks? A month? All summer? Also, make sure that your website is up to date regarding seasonal hires.
Think about where and how you’ll find your summer temps.
Start by reaching out to your current workforce. Employee referrals are an excellent source of reliable labor, as they already have your company’s best interest in mind.
Include a training plan.
Your summer employees may have just as much contact with key stakeholders as your permanent employees, at the very least, when it comes to their internal customers. Train them so the transition is seamless. Begin well before the summer crush hits, so you can work out the bugs.
Be sure to follow the rules.
Seasonal and temporary labor fall under their own state and federal laws and regulations. Be sure you’re compliant regarding work hours, overtime and worker’s compensation, and other issues.
Partner with a Pro
Seasonal employment is an area in which your professional staffing agency can shine. They offer the industry knowledge, expertise, resources and contacts to get the job done. If you’re looking to hire in the Modesto region this summer, read our related posts or contact the experienced recruiters at PrideStaff Modesto today.