Holiday spending this year is expected to increase by as much as 8% over 2021, according to the National Retail Federation. Which means seasonal workers could be busy. But they also might need a little extra attention, as evidenced by the results of a new survey by Axonify, a software provider of training and communications solutions for frontline employees.

“Seasonal hiring this year looks different,” according to the Introduction of “In their words: The state of seasonal workers” — a report summarizing Axonify’s survey of 1,500 U.S. seasonal workers across the finance and insurance, retail and grocery, and food service and hospitality sectors. “While large companies are still planning to onboard hundreds of thousands of new hires to accommodate the notorious holiday rush, employee priorities are shifting.”

The survey sought to better understand what persuades seasonal workers to take a job, their preferences toward professional growth, and how to design a safe and productive workplace.

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