How to deal with seasonal staff

Let’s just say you’re a manufacturing and logistics business specialising in toys for every good girl and boy, and you need seasonal staff to get you through a large order this month…

How do you go about it?

This may be a magical time of year for boys and girls around the world, but behind the scenes it’s a mad dash to the finish line for many businesses.

As we approach the Christmas season many businesses are gearing up for their busiest time of year, so hiring extra helping hands for the workshop may be on the agenda.

How do you best do this to make sure you’re not understaffing or overstaffing? What do you need to do to make sure you can concentrate on what you do best?

Plan ahead…

If you’ve been a good boy or girl over the past year, you’ve kept sales and staffing records from the last year.

There’s a reason why more data is on the Christmas wish list of every business owner big or small.

If you know what happened last Christmas and how you dealt with that, refine the process for this year.

If you don’t have this data, you’re pretty much putting the blinkers on Rudolph. His red nose may usually guide the way, but he may not know where he’s going.

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