#1 benefit holiday job seekers are looking for?

Darrell Jones |
Darrell is Snagajob’s Manager of Content & Copywriting, where he enjoys writing and editing advice that helps workers and businesses align and succeed. His first hourly job was totally chill, bagging ice at an ice cube f-f-f-factory.

It’s no surprise that the almighty dollar is top-of-mind among holiday job seekers this year.

With 8% inflation eating away at people’s paychecks, over 45% of hourly workers we surveyed in our recent Holiday Hiring Report 2022 say they simply can’t pay their bills anymore.

So, when asked what the #1 benefit they’re looking for in a holiday job posting, their overwhelming response was naturally money-related. 

More than 69% of all hourly job seekers today want a “weekly payout” (or even better, daily payout). 

This is even higher for those who specifically reported that they’re actively looking for an hourly holiday position: 74%.

If you’re looking for a quick fix to boost your holiday staffing, we recommend offering (and promoting in job posts) the fact that you’ll pay them at the end of the week at the latest.

Again, as mentioned above, inflation is having a serious impact on workers’ lives. If they’re getting strung along pay-wise, they’re facing bank fees from bounced checks or unreasonable interest rates from payday lenders up the block. Plus, they may run out of gas on the way to work, which will leave you high and dry.

Another suggestion is to try Shifts by Snagajob, where hourly workers are vetted and work through Snagajob. These workers are paid weekly, which you can promote in your job postings.

To learn about the other benefits holiday job seekers are looking for (did you know that 37% are looking for an end-of-season performance bonus?), as well as details on what is motivating workers today, check out our entire Holiday Hiring Report. It’s full of insights and tips to help you successfully staff up for the upcoming rush.

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PS: For a holiday hiring 2022 deep dive into the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality, or Warehouse & Logistics industries, check out our four industry-specific editions. Plus there’s also our infographic with a quick snapshot of the report’s findings.