Hold on to Those Holiday Workers
Why should you stay in touch with your temporary holiday workers?
Well, the answer would be, why wouldn’t you? If you don’t, you’re missing out on a great opportunity. You’ve got a pool of willing workers at your fingertips…meaning text or mobile.
There is good news in employment with the latest BLS data (as of January), and so your clients and potential clients are hiring.
What Do Holiday Workers Bring to the Table?
Your temporary workers have already proven themselves through the rigorous holiday season. You know – hopefully, through data or customer interaction – which of your contractors have shown up on time, been professional in a retail environment, or have done safe and efficient fork lifting and packaging (just two examples).
These are workers who have demonstrated their willingness to work and their aptitude. It would be a shame, and short-sighted, to let them go.
Think Big Picture
If you’re normally tasked with filling for holidays, you and your client have to stay busy. Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are coming up, two of the biggest celebrations and gifting days all year.
But even if the holidays are a one-off surge in your business, thinking about how to place good temps should be in the back of your mind. For instance, do you have a good system for “onboarding” temp workers with your clients? Have you thought about showing some of your contractors some training opportunities so that they might be more employable – good for you and good for your associate workers?
How to Keep These Workers in Touch
This is another area where you can differentiate from your competitors. Make sure your recruiters reach out to your contractors as they finish up their season. See if there is a goal that they have, or a way to help them to the next level. As their time of service runs out, you can work with a client to see if other positions are available.
There are great tools available to help you streamline your matching, keep your associates informed, and automate your ability to place available workers in real time.
For example, at Madison we offer our ATS/CRM tool, designed for staffing firms like yours. We can help you and your recruiters manage your temporary associates with:
- A Drag and drop resume loader
- Automatic job matching to candidates
- Dashboard reporting
- Easy to use tools for scheduling follow-ups
- Integration with job boards
- Location-based candidate search
- Mobile texting
- The ability to monitor sales and recruiting activity – you can see where the gaps are.
In addition, it has never been easier to take a candidate from application to payroll with Madison.
We have a fully integrated payroll with CRM/ATS, reducing duplicate entry and error rate; and you can query employees and edit payroll via one site… professional and efficient for all parties.
Are you looking for the best funding partner this year?
There you have it. It’s going to be a busy and at times almost overwhelming year. But by remaining flexible, partnering with a company like Madison for support, thinking about your brand, and giving your recruiters the tools they need to succeed, you can foster success. Contact us today to see how you can benefit from a partnership with us!