Taking proactive recruiting techniques for hiring seasonal employees can
boost business during the holiday season and can even lead to permanent
TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Randstad Canada, the country's
leader for staffing, recruitment and HR services suggests employers who
are looking to hire seasonal staff, take proactive measures.
When hiring, it is important to ensure that the employees selected are
the right fit for the company and can provide positive contributions to
the team. When you hire employees that you know you can rely on, it
will only drive your business forward.
Employers must consider all aspects of the hiring process - when to
begin hiring, how to attract potential employees and the company's
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
The holiday season comes like clockwork. Employers as well as potential
employees know when business begins to pick up and when seasonal
positions become available. Employers should be thinking ahead and
starting the recruiting process early. Starting the process before
other companies allows a larger pool of potential employees to pick
Broaden your Search
You can extend your field of search to students, retirees. This age
group might like some extra money or want something to do during their
Social media has also become incredibly prominent in our day to day
lives. Do not hesitate to announce seasonal positions on your website,
facebook or twitter feed. This way, friends and followers who are
already knowledgeable about the company and endorse its values will
have a chance to apply.
Staffing After the Holidays
A seasonal employee can become a returning seasonal employee or even a permanent employee if
"When you hire employees that you know you can rely on, it will only
drive your business forward," says Leandra Harris, Executive Vice
President of Human Resources, Randstad Canada. "Seasonal positions
provide an opportunity to 'test out' employees before you commit. If a
full-time position becomes available soon after, you have the
opportunity to add a vital member to your permanent team."
When hiring for seasonal employees, maintain the mindset of 'hiring for
long term'. An individual who fits these conditions means there is a
better chance they will excel at the job.
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country,
we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job
seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful
knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of
recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca
Randstad Canada anticipates tremendous growth in 2011 and is seeking top
talent to fill positions in nearly every area of the business. Visit http://www.randstad.ca/about/internal_careers.aspx for internal job openings and to learn more about why Randstad is one
of the best places to work.
SOURCE Randstad Canada
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