Holiday sales will rise 4.1 percent to an estimated $586.1 billion, according to the National Retail Foundation.Retailers will add between 585,000 and 625,000 temporary hires this year.
Every year, seasonal employees help businesses survive the onslaught of the holidays.
This fall, we can expect good tidings in year-end hiring, since holiday online sales are projected to increase 12 percent from last year’s record of more than $37 billion, according to retail analysts at Shop.Org.
Amazon alone plans to add 50,000 temporary workers for the holidays. This extra employment will make sure businesses ends the year with a bang. With temp workers, companies can hope to make it through the holidays without relying on extra year-round staff .
As it is with any hires, finding the right temp employee takes extensive effort and training. In the rush of the busy holiday season, often there is little time to deal with bad hires.
The best strategy for seasonal employment: check out what the other companies plan to do and model that for their hiring plans. This infographic from Mindflash.com can help shed some light on the landscape of seasonal temp workers.
Inforgraphic after the jump…