10 tips to hire, retain seasonal workers

With the holidays approaching, competition for temporary help is heating up
By Leandra Harris
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2011

As the holiday season quickly approaches, employers that need seasonal help will face a dilemma — recruiting seasonal help. Hiring seasonal workers is a great solution when business picks up but full-time hires aren’t practical.

However, employers need to hire well and seasonal employees come with their own set of challenges. And with many other companies in search of additional staff as well, the competition is fierce.

Preparing a seasonal staff shouldn’t take precedence only during the holiday months — recruiting top-notch seasonal help takes year-round effort.