Published: 26 Nov 2021 in

Christmas is almost here, and with that comes an increase in workload for many industries. This might mean a recruitment drive for seasonal workers to keep your business thriving, but there are a few key points to consider before investing in a recruitment strategy.

Know exactly what role you’re recruiting for and set clear expectations.

With any new recruit, you will need to have a strong sense of the specific duties and responsibilities of the job you’re filling.  This is especially important with seasonal workers. Their onboarding process will be quick, and they’ll need to feel confident and capable in their role to become an extension of your operations.

It’s, therefore, a worthwhile exercise to write a detailed job description – and go over this during the interview and again on their first day. Then – perhaps the hardest part – is to stick to that job description, avoiding the temptation to give that seasonal employee a series of random assignments. Prioritise those tasks to people who have more experience within your organisation instead, keeping your seasonal workers clear on their role and expectations to avoid disappointment. This is why writing such a detailed job description in the first instance is so important!

If you’re working with an employment agency like Carter Staffing, be sure to inform them of your specific time frame and key expectations – as well as sharing the detail surrounding the specific role you’re recruiting for. This makes it much more likely that we’ll be able to recruit the best people for the role, saving your business time and money in the long run.

Connect with an exceptional recruitment agency.

A good relationship with your recruiter is essential to successful seasonal hiring. As a company local to Wisbech, we understand the local area exceptionally well. We also understand the importance of hiring the right people to represent your business. The security industry is well-known for having a high turnover of staff, and that makes the recruitment process for Carter Security a huge operation – and one we’ve perfected nationally. That makes us well-suited to stepping into Carter Staffing and supporting your business with their recruitment needs.

Moreover, it can be challenging to evaluate a large number of people for your seasonal positions in a short amount of time when you and your team are already stretched thin. Let us do that for you!

So, for more information on how we can work with your business in the lead-up to the Christmas period and beyond, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for seasonal work, please check our website or email us an up-to-date copy of your C.V. We never subcontract, we invest in training and we work hard to support our staff. We look forward to meeting you.