At the halfway point of summer, here’s your roundup of tips for second-half success

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.

We all knew that hiring this summer was going to be a challenge. But little did we know how dramatically the pandemic would impact worker expectations across the board.

Simply put, workers are thinking differently now. And to successfully attract job seekers today, the status quo isn’t going to work. 

We interviewed 3,000+ hourly workers and employers and discovered:

  • 51% of workers are looking for more flexibility in their schedules

  • 62% of workers are looking for seasonal gigs

  • 51% of workers report they’re willing to change industries

Businesses who are now thriving in their summer hiring (and will continue to thrive in the second half of summer), are the ones who are rethinking their hiring playbook. 

To help you understand this dramatic shift in the workplace, and to provide actionable recommendations to land workers in the second half of summer (and beyond), we created a roundup of summer hiring tips.

Check out these resources to make sure you’re staffed up for the second half of summer:

Summer 2022 Hourly Hiring Report: The Impact of Today’s Job Market on Summer Hiring

Summer Hiring Infographic

5 reasons hourly workers are quitting their jobs

Workers are noticing big changes since 2019

This summer, workers are looking to change jobs

Hourly workers are re-thinking priorities in summer work

5 reasons hourly workers are quitting their jobs

How employers are changing their hiring strategy

Employer Insights on hiring

3 reasons why businesses can’t hire enough workers today

Top five industries hourly workers are moving to

With this knowledge in hand, you should be set to up-level your hiring for the rest of the summer and into the busy holiday hiring season.