Op-Ed: A Genius, Unconventional Way to Staff Up

What if, rather than competing with the other stores, retailers flipped the script? What if they worked together to staff up for the holiday season?

Every year, employers are scrambling to find enough part-time workers for the holiday season. This creative approach could be the answer.

Retailers face some stiff competition when it comes to recruiting staff for the holidays. Just look at two of the biggest national retailers: This year, Macy’s announced it was hiring 80,000 holiday seasonal associates. Kohl’s announced it was hiring upwards of 90,000.

To attract part-time workers, some offer perks like $1 more per hour, discounts up to 25 percent, even profit-sharing incentives. And yet according to a recent Wall Street Journal report, most are still scrambling to find qualified seasonal staff.