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The Benefits of Recruiting Before Christmas

Time to ramp things up!

2022 is coming to end and we’re all looking forward to a break at Christmas. But now is not the time to put your recruitment on hold. It’s time to ramp things up!

Here’s why…

1. More candidates

Some companies do stop recruiting all together in the run up to Christmas. With less competition there’ll be more candidates available to you so you will have the pick of the crop. In a year when candidates have been scarce it’s time to snap them up quickly whilst you can!

2. Reduced risk of competing offers

Competition for candidates in 2022 has been fierce. Candidates have had lots of jobs to choose from and are often in receipt of multiple offers which in turn has driven up salaries. Fewer employers are recruiting at this time of year so there’s a window of opportunity when there’s a reduced risk of competing offers. Take advantage during this period and you could secure the best talent without breaking your budget.

3. The process can be quicker

December is often a time when teams are winding down. Projects are coming to completion and, depending on the industry, there may be less pressure/demand for your products and services. This frees up time for you to expedite the recruitment process and conduct interviews. In addition, candidates can find it easier to book time off work to attend interviews and are less likely to arouse suspicion with their current employer – taking a half day to go ‘Christmas shopping’ in December isn’t unusual.   

4. Hit the ground running in January

If you’re dealing with candidates who are immediately available or have a short notice period then there’s still time to interview, offer and onboard before Christmas. Your new recruit will benefit from the extra time you might have to train them, the chance to integrate with the team during a quieter period and the opportunity to take part in company festivities. It’s a great way to hit the ground running in January.

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To speak to a member of our team contact us on 01977 269069 or info@jsrecruitmentuk.com.

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