We know that this is a busy time of year for many of you. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re considering hiring seasonal employees. If possible, offer extra hours to any of your qualified part-time employees before starting to hire externally. Filling the position with an experienced employee will make things easier for you!
Remember that most employment laws will still apply to your seasonal hires, including:
- Minimum Wage Ordinance and Wage & Hour Laws
- Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
- Fair Chance Ordinance
- Seasonal hires are not considered independent contractors unless they meet the classification requirements.
There are a couple of different ways you can recruit seasonal hires:
- SFMade Job Board – it’s free and shared with 100+ local organizations!
- Word of mouth – ask your current employees, friends & family.
- Reach out to former seasonal employees that successfully completed their duties.
- Local newspapers, social media (Facebook, Instagram, Nextdoor)
When you’ve found candidates you want to hire, it’s important to communicate the start date/end date and all terms of employment. Once your new employees are ready to start working it can be beneficial to find time to train them on company policies, provide them with an orientation or handbook if available, and ensure they receive adequate training to do their job successfully.
Finally, seasonal hires can be a great way to find long-term employees so if you have the opportunity to, talk to your seasonal employees about their on-going employment goals. However, if you’re unable to keep your seasonal hires on staff remember to comply by Final Pay laws for their last days of work.
We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season, if you have any hiring questions please feel free to email [email protected].