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Our November edition has a focus on the holiday season — specifically hiring seasonal workers. Read some of our favorite articles on navigating the seasonal boom. Sign up for the newsletter at the end of the blog.

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The seasonal shift is upon us!

Companies across the country are hiring seasonal workers en masse to prepare for the busy holiday season.

Onboarding seasonal employees is no easy task, so we’ve focused this month’s Non-Desk Matters on news surrounding the influx of seasonal workers, how to best engage them, and strategies to increase your workforce’s productivity during times of seasonal stress.

Tips For Onboarding Seasonal Workers

An effective, streamlined process for engaging and onboarding seasonal employees. There are 5 tips here from Staffing Talk, check them out.

Amazon is Hiring 120,000 Seasonal Employees

Hiring 20% more seasonal employees this year, Amazon is bucking the trend of other retailers. Read more from Business Insider, including some bonus facts like why most people sign up for Amazon Prime.

The Advantages of Offboarding Seasonal Employees

Three key advantages of offboarding seasonal employees, and making hiring for next season even easier. Offboarding doesn’t have to be a painful process, make it an investment in your future.

Is your company an ALE (Applicable Large Employer)?

Determine how the size of your company can affect your liabilities when hiring seasonal workers. This fact sheet from the Affordable Care Act is a helpful quick reference.

How To Handle Seasonal Employees When Business Slows

It’s important for employers to think of seasonal employees as long-term investments. Particularly as they evaluate talent in the future.

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