Increased shopping and sales, extended hours, additional inventory to manage during the holidays typically means hiring seasonal help for businesses. But this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and how we work, and the holiday season will be no exception.
Even though things are different this year, it does not mean the holidays have been cancelled. In fact, this year most people have begun their holiday shopping much earlier than usual, possibly expecting another shutdown or just wanting to avoid unnecessary contact with the public. This brings up an important question for employers, “Should I hire more staff this holiday season, or not?”