With the holiday season quickly approaching next week, it will be over before you know it. You may be looking forward to a quieter period in January. Unfortunately, that quieter period also means you may need to let some of your seasonal workers go.
That can be frustrating, because you’ve likely found some great people you’d love to invite back. Further, you know business will pick up again in February or March next year, and you want to have people already in the pipeline for when the busy season hits.
You can build your talent pool using any one of these five strategies. You’ll be able to keep your seasonal workers, or at least hire them back in short order.
1. Use Temp-to-Perm Staffing Services
If it’s possible, you may want to switch some of your contracts. With a temp-to-perm contract, you could hire a temporary worker as soon as a full time role opens up.
Liberty Staffing offers temporary, temp-to-perm, and permanent staffing solutions. Ask our experienced recruiters at Liberty Staffing Services what type of contract would be best for you and your business.
2. Hire Students
Another way to grow your talent pool is to hire students. Again, if you didn’t hire students this season, tuck this tip under your hat for next time.
Why hire students? Many students will be available for seasonal work during your busiest times. If you’re involved in the tourism industry, for example, you likely have busy periods through the summer and the December holiday season. Students often look for seasonal work during summer and winter holidays.
Better yet, students are often interested in these seasonal jobs for years to come. A university student might stick with you for four years or more. Once they graduate, you may even be able to bring them on as a permanent part of your team.
3. Ask for Referrals
Chances are that a great temporary worker you had on staff knows other good workers. They may also be looking for jobs. If you want to grow your talent pool, ask for referrals.
Employees who enjoyed working with you will recommend your company to their friends and family. The next time you need to hire on seasonal employees, you’ll have more options than ever before.
4. Work with Liberty Staffing
If you want to grow your talent pool and make it easier to hire great temporary workers when you need them, it’s time to get in touch with our team at Liberty Staffing Services.
We work hard to ensure the candidates you receive are the best possible fit for the job and your company culture. We also pride ourselves on creating great relationships between employers and temporary workers. When the fit is right, temporary workers are glad to return and employers are happy to invite them back.
Creating these relationships make it much easier to fill roles on short notice. When demand picks up again, we already have a pool of candidates who are ready to work.
5. Tell the Worker You Want Them Back
Perhaps the easiest way to keep your seasonal employees, and grow your talent pool, is to communicate to the worker that you want them back.
You can negotiate contract extensions, or help them transition to a permanent position with your team. If those options aren’t in the cards, encourage the worker to apply with you again in the future. You can also stay in touch, and let them know about open roles they might be interested in.
Any of these five methods will help you grow your talent pool, and hang on to the talented workers you’ve hired, no matter what season it is.
Contact Liberty Staffing today and start building a great talent pool of seasonal workers!