The Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Hiring

How to hire top seasonal workers

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Who needs Seasonal Workers? 

Many businesses that depend on seasonal hiring are experiencing immense stress in the current job market since it spans crucial areas of an enterprise. Seasonal employment is not limited to only "sales" or "construction", but include a wide variety of positions in industries like:

  • Retail

  • Warehouse

  • Transportation

  • Catering

  • Construction

  • Logistics

  • Website management

  • IT infrastructure

  • Marketing

  • Advertising

  • Customer Support


What is Seasonal Hiring?

Seasonal hiring or seasonal employment refers to any kind of employment that is temporary and short-term by nature. A seasonal employee in the USA lasts for at least 6 months during a calendar year.

As per ACA, "A seasonal employee is hired into a position for which the customary annual employment is 6 months or fewer and for which the period of employment in  each calendar year begins approximately in the same part of the year, such as summer or winter."



Some of the reasons why companies go for Seasonal Hiring are:

  • Peak shopping pattern
  • New financial goals
  • Requirement of additional staff
  • DE&I in the workplace
  • Easy on cost and time
  • Lesser hiring formalities

Many companies are hiring people based on competence over credentials, irrespective of their background, age, or other tags. 

This helps them broaden the talent pool and makes it easier to find the best hires during the seasonal rush.