For most companies, the end of the year is usually the time when everything slows down. The job market slows down like molasses, traffic drips on your job boards, and perhaps your getting low response rates from applicants. However, there are still some sweet treats for the competent recruiters this holiday season.
If you’re not fully aware, the end of the year is also a time where many individuals are reevaluating their current work and life situation and planning for the future. So, it’s definitely a great time for you to continue recruiting and be the first to receive the best gift this Christmas.
Here are 12 reasons why December is a powerful time to recruit:
1. What better gift to give than a great job?
Tis the season of giving, and recruiters should not let their prospects wait until new year to provide them with exciting opportunities. A gift of a new job costs the individual nothing but they will get a great long-term benefit from it.
2. Prospective candidates have ample time.
Many employees take time off during this month, and many projects are put on hold until the next year. There simply is more slack time for actively seeking jobseekers to look for a job and respond to recruiter calls.
3. Little recruiting competition.
Many corporate recruiting budgets run out in December, organizations that plan poorly may literally have no money available so they have no choice but to limit recruiting. The lull in the office may also cause recruiters from competing companies to be less active.
This is a great opportunity for you simply because you won’t encounter many of your competitor’s recruiters actively fighting with you over top candidates.