10 Tips for Onboarding Temporary and Seasonal Employees

The fourth quarter marks the end of the year. It is also a time when retailers hire temporary employees. As the holidays approach, stores get busy, and life gets hectic in customer service. This isn’t an all-year-round problem, so some companies address it by hiring seasonal workers.

Bringing on more people can take some of the pressure off of permanent employees, but it isn’t a perfect solution. In many cases, seasonal hires must learn fast and adapt to situations quickly. They most likely won’t have the benefit of experience at your business and will have minimal time to get up to speed. What can you do to streamline the onboarding process for your seasonal hires?

Create Jobs with Seasonal Workers Needs in Mind

Seasonal workers’ needs may be different from permanent full-time worker’s needs. They may require a varied schedule, specific hours, or other accommodations. While every company is going to hire based on business needs, don’t forget that seasonal workers may be coming to you with different expectations than the rest of your workforce.

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