4. Responding quickly to them within minutes
I also found that speed is very important when looking to hire hourly workers. They are looking urgently for work in most instances, and speed of response is key because it conveys that (a) you are serious about and potentially hiring them (b) he or she may be able to start early and soon to get paid. Therefore, I have found that responding quickly to potential hourly hires is very important as it really helps to get the details squared away and to get the potential hourly hire on-boarded. 5. Ask for referrals and recommendations As with many industries and sectors, referrals work
! Therefore, every time when I hire a new hourly worker, I will immediately ask him or her for 3 introductions or names that I can be put in touch with in that instance. This is very helpful as I am able to create leverage in getting to more hourly workers who are of similar background that I like to hire. If I am planning to hire a person who may be a fit for the role, it is almost certain that he or she knows three or more other workers that could be a good fit for the role. 6. Immediately schedule a for a time to connect once engaged
Setting a time to connect either via the phone or in-person is very important. Once I have engaged with the hourly worker, I will immediately manually schedule a time to meet with him or her to learn to see if it is a good fit for us. Scheduling for a time is almost the hardest thing to coordinate between my own busy schedule and that of the hourly workers'. Therefore, I will create 15 minute time slots everyday and assigned at least 3 hours to meet with groups of up to 10 hourly workers at once in order to quickly identify who may be a good fit for the job.
It was a really fun time to source, hire and onboard 1,000 hourly workers within 4 weeks. I learned a lot, but it was also extremely tired and time-consuming. I worked 120 hour work weeks over an entire month with the help of several of my hardworking teammates to pull this off. This was a huge part of my inspiration to start Workstream
, which is a hiring and onboarding software to automate the above manual processes that I just shared.