Companies looking for strong hiring season
Almost 90 percent of companies hiring seasonal employees plan to hire the same number or more applicants for the upcoming holiday season, according to a national survey from Richmond-based Snagajob.
They survey also found that seasonal employees will work an average of 25 hours a week.
The survey also found the following trends from seasonal hiring managers:
- 68 percent will fill their seasonal positions by October.
- 68 percent said they reviewed applicants’ social media sites.
- 90 percent frequently conduct criminal background checks.
- 34 percent said a “positive attitude” was the most important trait for seasonal hires, followed by the ability to work the schedule needed (20 percent).
- 55 percent said they would hire someone with no previous work experience, while 35 percent said they would hire someone who had been fired by another company.
Snagajob’s annual Holiday Hiring Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research and included surveys of 1,009 U.S. employers.
Snagajob provides recruitment and hiring solutions for companies seeking hourly workers.