The holidays are underway and there is no stopping the rush until January. Where does your business stand with staffing? With all the hustle and bustle, it is easy to lose sight of how much a good sized staff can make things easier. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure your business is ready to take on the holiday season.
- Have a Referral Program
During the holiday season, it is popular for businesses to start a referral program where they can give friends and family to come work with them for the holiday season. It is usually a span from Black Friday to the beginning of January. This usually works out well for high school and college students who have to go back to school after their break. This also motivates your team as they will be working with people they get along and enjoy working with.
- Post Online Deals
If your business does not have the funds to afford for employees to cover the busy season, make deals available on your website online. This way, customers will be more inclined to order what they need right from your site vs. coming to the store. This will lighten the burden of needed staff. A great way to do this would be provide free shipping on orders. This way your customers get a deal and you can still make sales.
- Create an Online Staffing Schedule
The best way to ensure that your employees never miss a shift or get mixed up is to create an online schedule that everyone can access. This way, there will be no confusion as to which day and time someone works. In addition, there will be no excuses for your employees if they do not show up for their shift, as they could have double checked their time on the calendar.
- Hire Back the Seasonal Workers
If you have those college students who are really great at customer service, reach out to them first! They will appreciate the offer, as it is not always easy to get a job just for 1 month. This way you know exactly what you will be getting with your holiday staff as you have worked with them before and know their potential.
- Offer an Incentive
Everyone works better when there is something to work towards. With that being said, making a incentive for the end of the season will keep all of your temporary employees working hard. For example, X amount of sales or X dollar amount for holidays sales can lead to a pizza party, ice cream social, extra day off work, anything you want it to be!
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