For some companies, winter is the slow season. But for others, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
December may be your busiest season, so you need to start preparing now to make sure you’re covered throughout the holiday and around people’s schedules. Having a plan in place before December starts will go a long way to ensuring that you and your staff are less stressed and more productive. How can you get a head start on your seasonal rush to ensure that you’re productive and positive?
From Partnership Employment, one of the leading job agencies in Worcester, here are our recommendations.
Organize Your Workplace
The biggest challenge many companies have with the end of year rush is balancing it with all the necessary paperwork and compliance issues that also need to be tackled. If you start organizing before the end of the year, you can make sure that your business has time to tackle both. Begin with your paperwork and filing and move into inventory and hiring needs.
Stay on Top of Inventory
Inventory will also be an issue for some businesses. If you’re having a seasonal rush, your suppliers will also be experiencing the same challenges at the end of the year. Start early to make sure you have everything you need to stay productive, busy, and ahead of schedule this winter.
Hire Additional Help
You will probably need more bodies to help process the work that needs to be done. When you’re on a deadline, and your staff is already burned out with work and holiday preparation, the best option is to work with a staffing partner to hire additional people to help out with production.
Provide Motivation for Staff
You should also make sure that your staff isn’t getting burned out. Motivate them with holiday activities like a company part or office decorating content. They key will be making sure that you can balance this along with the work they need to accomplish. Acknowledge that you understand the holidays are important and do what you can to make it exciting as well as productive in the office.
About Partnership Employment
At Partnership Employment, we spend as much time getting to know your organization as we do screening our candidates. Why? It’s our mission to develop long-term partnerships with our clients – an ongoing relationship, not a transaction. If you’re looking to expand your workforce, contact our team, or request an employee today!