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Attracting holiday hires with benefits that don’t cost a bundle

Attracting holiday hires with benefits that don’t cost a bundle

By ClearStar | Nov 8, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening, Trends in Employment

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn’t it?

On the weather outlook, maybe not. But on the jobs front? Definitely.

Hiring is happening as companies dive into the holiday retail season. Retail sales are projected to grow 4.2 percent in 2017, and online sales will jump between 8 and 12 percent over last year, according to the National Retail Federation. All positive news for both job hunters and the economy, but with unemployment already low, hiring will be competitive and employers will be working to make every single hire count.

When it comes to holiday hiring, employees will be looking for a workplace that offers some great benefits. So, is there a way to increase holiday hiring and offer extra benefits that don’t cost a bundle?

Try some of these ideas on for size.

Relax a few company policies. Hold on. We’re not talking about policies where your company is legally bound to follow certain procedure. But consider this: are there other policies that could be relaxed or tweaked to the employees’ favor? The biggest fan favorite: dress code. Surveys say a relaxed dress code ranks very high with hourly employees as an on-the-job benefit.

Promote a positive culture. Is your company a really great place to work? A positive atmosphere can make all the difference and is a huge selling point for new employees, say experts. Investing in an upbeat workplace may not cost a lot of cash, but it definitely pays plenty of dividends.

Play up your in-house perks. Does your company offer in-house benefits? For the right employee, store discounts won’t be the only motivation, but they can be a great benefit for one who already loves the product they’re selling.

When it comes to the holiday hiring, staying competitive can be tricky. Partnering with ClearStar gives your company the extra edge with applicant-friendly apps that make background screening easy. Stay ahead of the holiday rush; contact us today and let us help you vet an amazing seasonal team.