Summer is fast approaching and all indicators point to it being a strong season for small business hiring. In fact, 91% of employers who hire hourly workers anticipate hiring the same or more workers this summer — a 17% increase over 2015, a recent survey from SnagAJob found. Small businesses alone reported plans to hire an average of 10 seasonal employees, according to the survey.
While this expected hiring growth is certainly positive, there are many workforce issues small businesses must consider and address, such as compliance with minimum wage and overtime laws for seasonal employees. Even finding the right candidates often poses a challenge. In a recent ADP survey, two in five small businesses felt it was more difficult to fill positions than they expected.
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