Everything you need to know about finding the right hourly employees online and offline. This is your guide for how to find employees online or offline. In the following chapters, you will learn who hourly employees are, creative recruiting ideas and recruiting strategies for hourly employees, how to craft an awesome job description, where to post online and offline, a huge list of the best job posting sites, and much more.
This is not a guide for those trying to find an employee that is salaried/exempt. This guide is focused on helping small to midsize businesses find the hourly workers they need to be successful and grow in 2018.
The top challenges hiring managers face when trying to find hourly employees:
This guide was created to help you solve each of these hiring challenges.
Find the right employees by defining who the right employees are. If that "Help Wanted” sign you see hanging in the window was more honest it would say: “Help wanted, please tell us if you know where to find it and what it looks like.”
Hourly employees comprise more than 60% of the US workforce. But, somehow it feels more like 6% when you're trying to find them.
It’s challenging to hire hourly workers.
But, if you’re reading this guide, you’re far too familiar with the challenge of finding good help. So why is there so little attention given to this topic of recruiting hourly employees? Are these employees less important?
Hourly workers are just as vital as salaried employees in creating a successful culture and company. If you speak with any experienced manager of hourly workers, they wouldn’t even dare to argue that hourly employees do not have a huge impact on their company and accomplishments.
Great customer experiences start with great employees. Hourly or not.
If there are so many of these workers out there, how do you reach the right ones, get them hired, and keep them?
Recruiting is completely different for exempt vs. non-exempt employees. That’s one of the reasons it’s so difficult. Managers often try to apply the same recruiting strategies they use to find salaried employees. This guide will help you avoid making this mistake.
To apply the right strategy, you need to begin by knowing who you are trying to attract and get to know the labor pool. Let’s take a look at who these people are. What Do We Know About Hourly Workers?
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, there were 5.3 million hourly workers. This is about 60 percent of the entire workforce. That’s over half our country’s workforce.
According to TLNT (one of the best sources for recruitment info out there), the hourly worker labor market is extremely diverse in age, gender, and attitude towards their work.
Here are a few interesting stats on hourly workers that TLNT shared:
You need a strategy.
You are who you hire. These words are front and center on the homepage of SmartRecruiters.com. You’ve probably read a thousand different iterations of this saying from management gurus everywhere.
Do you think it matters who you hire?
It does matter, and finding employees to hire in the first place is difficult. Having a strategy that will effectively help you find, attract, and hire the best hourly employees is not easy but it is essential to the success of your company.
Now that we have looked at who hourly workers are, you can draw a few conclusions that should impact how you go about finding these employees:
So, how can you incorporate these considerations into your recruiting strategy? In the next part, we will discuss the recruiting strategies and best practices.
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Spencer is Head of Growth and User Acquisition at Zoomshift. He is driven by the constant challenge of enacting change in someone through meaningful relationship. That’s why he loves marketing. He has 8+ years of experience in lead generation, content marketing, inbound marketing, paid reach, digital marketing, marketing strategy, analytics, SEO, branding, and social media. He is also passionate about marketing automation, B2B lead generation and content strategy. Spencer holds a Bachelor degree in Communication from Boise State University.