3 tips to turn seasonal hires into full time employees
We surveyed more than 3,000 employers, hourly workers and seasonal employees to discover what the upcoming season has in store for the hourly marketplace. When it comes to seasonal hiring, 89% of employers have already filled the positions they need to survive and succeed during the busiest time of the year. If you fall into this category you’re probably starting to see full-time potential from your latest batch of seasonal workers.
According to the hiring mangers we surveyed, 93% plan to keep seasonal employees on full time. And with 64% of hourly workers expecting to stay at a job for more than 2 years, it’s not too difficult to find enthusiastic employees who want to work past the holiday season.
Hiring for the holidays and beyond
So what can you do to keep your favorite hires after you’ve put the tinsel away for another year? Here are 3 tips to turn seasonal hires into full-time employees.
1. Introduce the idea of full time at the start. During the seasonal recruiting process, let candidates know the position has the possibility to transition into a full-time one.
Include this information in your job description along with any benefits and perks you’re offering as well. These are the details that attract applicants who’ll be excited to work with you year-round.
2. Train for the future, not for the season. Preparing for the busiest season of the year can be stressful, which can make taking the time to teach seasonal hires the ropes seem like less of a priority.
If it seems as though training is falling to the wayside, let a responsible employees help. With their experience on the job and an understanding of company values, a current employee can get new hires even more excited about what their role has in store in for them.
3. Find awesome people from the start. If you’re dedicated to hiring employees who will stay on permanently, finding quality applicants from the beginning is key. Figure out the method that works best for your recruiting and hiring process, whether that’s developing a plan with your team or working with a third-party partner, like Snagajob, that understands the ins and outs of finding quality hourly workers. Identifying awesome candidates from the start means you’re more likely to have awesome employees by the season’s end.
Consider hiring for the holidays as one more way to find workers who can help your business succeed all year long. Let these tips help you navigate through the upcoming season and find the right-fit employees for your team.