This is part two of our “Seasonal Hiring” blog series. Part one discusses the benefits of using a staffing company to help meet seasonal staffing needs.
It’s no secret that recruiting should be a year-round effort. But carefully planning your recruiting and hiring efforts in Q4 can save you a tremendous amount time and money come January. The last quarter is likely the most complex of the year because of the holiday season; employers tend to receive fewer resumes and prefer to dedicate resources to departments that have an immediate impact on revenues.
For employers, recruiting in Q4 for Q1 hiring can help avoid hiring mistakes that often arise from making rushed decisions. For candidates, it means less competition as the New Year approaches, and a better chance of landing the desired position.
That last quarter is also when businesses review their goals and achievements, and plan their budget for the coming year. Recruiting should be part of your end-of-year review. In fact, according to CNN Money, December is actually a great time to hire!
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