‘Tis the season for holiday hiring. Whether you’ve been planning for months–or are just now gearing up for the holiday rush, there’s no doubt that seasonal hiring looks different this year.
Julia Pollak, chief economist for ZipRecruiter, said, “We’ve not seen the normal uptick in companies posting for temporary help. Overall, it’s a much more cautious environment in bringing on seasonal workers–companies are hanging back and waiting to see what conditions hold.”
Recent data suggests that holiday retail spending will rise this year despite uncertainty in global and local economic climates. This means that seasonal staffing won’t follow the usual equation. The ideal number of employees can change–both day to day, and hour by hour.
So how can your team crush the holiday hiring rush amidst recession fears, a tight labor market, supply chain woes, and P&L sheet that’s staring back at you?