While December might feel like a strange time to be making new hires, it’s actually the ideal month to be hiring new talent into your business before the chaos of January commences. Most businesses tend to be fairly quiet during December, which makes it the perfect time to focus on hiring. Here are a few reasons why….
Get ahead of the busy season in January.
January is typically one of the busiest times of the year for hiring. This also makes it the most competitive time to find new talent. If you start your hiring in December, you’ll have the first pick of the bunch when it comes to candidates. There are fewer job postings at this time of year, so yours will have more chance of getting noticed.
The festive spirit in December makes it a great time to welcome new team members.
The office spirit in December tends to be high, which makes it a nice time to welcome new additions to your team. Despite most teams working remotely this year, the festive spirit remains and can be a nice ice-breaker for the virtual introductions. Workload is often reduced over the festive period, giving you ample opportunity to spend some time reviewing applications.
Candidates can easily get time off in December to interview.
It’s common for people to have time off in December, making it easier for candidates to attend interviews (virtual or not). In addition, Covid-19 has left most people with a lot of annual leave to use up before the year ends.
December is a great time to headhunt passive candidates.
The best kind of talent is often not looking for new opportunities, and these will be the first to get snapped up in the new year. If you want the best chance of sourcing these kind of candidates, December is the time to start looking for them.
December is an expensive month for everyone – use this to your advantage.
Are you offering a competitive salary? The expenses of December might encourage people to look for a better salary. If you’re offering one then this can act as an incentive for candidates to move.
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