Last Updated: May 7, 2018
Finding good employees to help out during your busy season is tough. If you want to continue to meet the needs of your customers – and not lose sales – use these 15 tips for finding and hiring seasonal help.

Is your business seasonal? If so, the key to maintaining good customer relations and satisfied customers during your busy season is to hire good seasonal help. Without extra help during those extra-busy times, customer may be left waiting online or waiting on hold on the telephone. If you ship products to customers, orders may take longer to ship (angering your customers).

The problem – especially for small businesses – is finding good seasonal employees. Employees who are willing to work hard, have the necessary skills (or the ability to be trained), pay attention to details, show up on time (or at all) can be difficult to find during busy seasons. But they do exist. Here are 15 tips for finding good seasonal employees.

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Janet Attard is the founder of the award-winning  Business Know-How small business web site and information resource. Janet is also the author of The Home Office And Small Business Answer Book and of Business Know-How: An Operational Guide For Home-Based and Micro-Sized Businesses with Limited Budgets.  Follow Janet on Twitter and on LinkedIn