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Staffing Your Store During the Holidays

As a retailer, you know how hectic the end of the year can be. Temporary staff can greatly reduce stress in your workplace.

As an employer, the holiday season presents a unique set of challenges in terms of staffing your company, especially if you are a retailer. It is a busy season, with shoppers often experiencing stress and frustration. This can create a hectic atmosphere for your employees. The increase in sales traffic may also necessitate you hiring on some temporary help for the season. At KB Staffing, we feel your pain and want to help ease the burden on your team during the holidays.

Temporary Help Can Really Help

If you operate any kind of retail store, you already know to expect a higher volume of customers during the last month of the year. You should be aware of the limits of your staff, and take their needs into consideration when planning to hire on new staff. Regular employees may wish to take extra time off for seasonal activities, making you even more short-handed. This is when temporary workers can have a huge impact.

When looking to hire temporary staff, you should definitely consider retirees and individuals new to the workforce. Retirees often bring a calm demeanor to their position, which can help reduce customer stress. People who are just starting out in the working world are generally eager to make a good impression and willing to work more shifts. Posting a help wanted sign in your shop can also be an effective tool. Your customers should already have a positive opinion of your company and some may relish the opportunity to work there.

Good help can be hard to find, so let your temp staff know that you will be drawing from their ranks for new permanent hires after the busy season. This could be a great opportunity for your next best employee to get their foot in the door with you. Make sure they realize the potential that exists.

Let KB Staffing Help

KB Staffing has the temporary staffing options you are looking for to keep your business running smoothly. We are a full-service staffing company in Polk County, eager to match your company with the right job candidates. Whether the positions are full time temp jobs or temp-to-hire jobs, you can count on us to find motivated, dependable individuals to fill those roles.