December is usually a quiet time for recruiting activities compared to the notoriously busy time in January.
Recruitment often takes a back step as things like planning next year's strategy and tying up loose ends before year end take priority. A lot of companies hold off on recruitment in December and leave it until January.
However, we’re here to share the wealth of benefits that come from recruiting in December that will see you miles ahead of the competition.
Get first dibs of fresh talent
At this time of year, people start to adopt a ‘new year, new me’ mentality and begin to think about what they want out of their career such as; increase their earnings, gain a better work-life balance, or move up the ladder.
Although, this year, is a year like no other and we are also unfortunately seeing a lot of super talented sales people who have been made redundant, meaning there is a bigger pool of superstars to choose from than usual. December is a great time to make the most of the best candidates in the market before your competition snaps them up.
Beat the competition
While your competition works on the common misconception that you should wait until the new year to recruit, take this time to be proactive, start the process now, tapping into the usually unobtainable candidate market.
Good candidates will be proactive in their search, get one step ahead, start conversations with them now and get them bagged before the January rush, you’ll be surprised by how much great talent there is available right now if you know where to search. Sounds like a win win!
Even if you don’t find someone before Christmas, it’s always better to go into the office in January with a plan with most of the leg work completed so you’re ready to hit the ground running. If you wait until January to begin recruiting, you’ll get left behind and miss out on good talent.
Relieve the pressure in January
People are your most important asset and recruitment is something that shouldn’t be rushed. December is a great time to review what you’re looking for in a candidate and put together a good recruitment strategy with realistic timelines, must haves, nice to haves and financial budgets. This will help relieve any pressure when you return to the office and enable you to hit the ground running.
In conclusion, speed up while everyone is slowing down and begin your recruiting process proactively. Take the time to consider what you’re looking for and get one step ahead of your competition and one step closer to achieving your business goals for 2021.
If you’d like more information on how Talent Wing can help you on your recruitment journey, get in touch with us here and we’ll happily answer any questions.