Why you shouldn’t wait until January to make your next hire
As we approach the end of 2022, the winding down for the festive period begins and businesses have started the planning and preparation for the new year.
However, before the year draws to a close, there is still a great opportunity to make one final push and secure your candidates now. Here are for 3 key reasons to start ahead of the festive period.
1. Get ahead of your competition
Since your competitors will likely start interviewing in January, hiring in advance gives you an opportunity to attract a pool of talent that isn’t being engaged. They’re open to new employment, available to be picked up for their array of skills – and you’re the only one looking for them. You can capitalise on the delayed approach of your competitors by being active now, be the early bird that gets the best worm.
Companies hiring in January must also be extra-competitive with job offers and move very quickly to even get a shot at securing their preferred candidates. Come January, you’ll be calmly conducting inductions while they’re frantically finding time to interview. You also won’t be competing with newly released budgets in Q1!
2. Budgets – use it before you lose it
Something to bear in mind, companies keep their budget close to their chest throughout the year, they predominately do not like spending it until they must, due to this you likely haven’t hired as aggressively in Q1, Q2 and Q3, which could mean you have some budget left.
If that’s the case, then even more reason to make the most of remaining budget and use it now before you lose it and the year ends – make your hires by the end of December and start 2023 with a fresh budget intact.
3. Time – now is the best time to act
As the end of the year approaches and businesses begin to wind down, you can make use of the time as a great opportunity to complete your hiring objectives, interviewing and hitting that target you’ve been eager to reach, finally over the line.
With a new year comes new responsibility, new targets, and new tasks to add to our list. Why not focus your attention on hiring now, instead of leaving it for the new year rush when you have new priorities to tackle after the Christmas break.
Speak to our team to see how we can support you with your recruitment needs, whether it’s an immediate hire or to get the ball rolling for 2023, we are here to help.
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