If sales spike during this time of year, it means accommodating the sudden increase in activity with the right number of part-time workers.
(PRWEB) December 11, 2013
Sydney, NSW: As the holiday season looms closer, the pressure on small businesses to find quality staff increases. Whatever the nature of the business, if sales spike during this time of year, it means accommodating the sudden increase in activity with the right number of part-time workers.
In the hospitality and retail industries, which stay open for business throughout most of the Christmas break and thrive around this time of year, it is particularly important to find employees that are going to be happy to do seasonal work and to do it well.
The National Retail Federation forecasts that US retailers will hire between 720,000 and 780,000 seasonal workers over the holiday season. For job seekers, this would be a time to rejoice if it weren't for the insecurities looming over seasonal employment and the recruitment of 'Christmas casuals'. The topic has gained momentum in recent months because of its association with the unemployment rate, which currently stands at 5.7 percent in Australia. Economists have gone as far as to say that the figure would have exceeded 6 per cent without the surge in part-time jobs and a fall in the number of people seeking work.
In order to assist the expected 780,000 Christmas casuals this festive season find longer-term employment, OneShift have put together a guide to help casual employees secure a permanent position once the holidays are over.
6 Step Guide available here: http://blog.oneshift.com.au/2013/12/09/job-guidelines-on-turning-casual-christmas-holiday-jobs-into-permanent-roles/
OneShift is a network that matches employees and employers to short term work including one off shifts, casual jobs or permanent part time jobs. It is free to join and to review job seeker matches, and just $10 to get into contact with the employee of the business' choice.
Led by Genevieve George, OneShift started as a venture to match working holiday candidates to employers in tourism hotspots and has expanded to a full range of industries including retail, hospitality, beauty services and healthcare among others.