How to Hire Seasonal Employees

seasonal employees

When hiring someone as a seasonal employee it is important to choose someone who fits in with your business.

It is that time of year again. The time where employers everywhere are thinking about hiring seasonal employees to help with the holiday rush. So how do you find a seasonal employee that will represent your business the best? These employees may be temporary but they should be treats just like every other employee in your company. As you go through the hiring process for the transitory employees, it is important to ensure the onboarding process runs as smoothly as possible. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can improve your seasonal employee hiring process.

Look into Staffing Sources

In the past, many employers have simply put a “help wanted” sign on their door to tell the community they are hiring. But is that really the most effective hiring method in the digital world? Posting an ad on an online job board and even with local educational institutions may help to fill your position faster than a sign. When posting with these outlets, make sure you specify that it is a seasonal position.

Timing is Everything

If you are thinking this post is way too early, you are doing it wrong. Posting your job a few weeks before filling the position will allow you to take your time finding the right employee and training them properly. Hiring your seasonal employee will take time so the sooner you put out your ad, the better your results may be.

The Screening Process

The first step to screening possible seasonal employees is to match personality and goals to your candidate. Even if these are only seasonal employees, they will be working in your existing business and representing your company. If they do not match your company’s culture or do not fit in with your image, it could mean a loss of business. So instead of hiring the first person off the street, make sure they fit with your business. The next step is to do a background check on the employee. You may think background checks are just for full-time employees but these checks are just as valuable for temporary employees. AIR Pre-Hire’s background check will tell you about the employee’s past employment and if they have ever been charged with a crime. This information is a valuable tool for employers who wish to hire someone who is reputable for this business.

After you have hired your new seasonal employees, it is important to train them. Remember these employees are an important part of protecting your business’s reputation. Treat these employees are you would treat a full-time employee. For more information on screening your seasonal employees, call AIR Pre-Hire today!


AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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