It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (to Recruit New Employees)!!!
Ahh, December! Time for cookies, strolls down streets twinkling with Christmas lights and fresh-fallen snow, naps by a crackling fireplace, laughs with friends and family, and best of all – HIRING!
Yes, December can very well be the most wonderful time of year to find new talent for your company. While many people use this time of year to reflect on the past year, many are also looking ahead to the year to come.
Turning the calendar to a new year can often spark motivation to change. Motivation to finally land that dream job, motivation to find a better work-life balance, or motivation to improve income can spark a potential candidate to make a career jump.
As an employer, are you taking advantage of finding these motivated candidates in December?
Did you know that employee turnover usually increases in the early months of the calendar year? Employees have received annual performance reviews and bonuses. Companies have fresh hiring budgets and new job postings. Waiting until January to interview candidates puts you in direct competition with everyone else for talent.
Utilize these last few weeks of the year to get a head start on filling your future openings. Many candidates will have more flexibility to interview in December. Holiday parties and events can also provide an excellent source of networking potential.
Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to make a hiring resolution! Get ahead of the game and start recruiting today!