Hiring Does Happen During the Holidays
Whether you are looking for a job or looking to hire, the holidays can be one of the most productive times for hiring. Here are some of our recommendations for both sides of the process to ensure you are moving towards your goal.
Companies Looking to Hire
We are all well aware that hiring someone isn’t as simple as slapping a job post up on your website and only perfect candidates apply. It takes more steps and time than we’d like to count and the holidays can be the perfect time for many businesses to tackle hiring their next great employee. The one that will help take your business to the next level. Here are some recommendations for how to take advantage of the holidays and get steps closer to your goals.
Identify your employment needs. Use our SWOT tool for a sure fire way to define your employment needs and find the right hire.
Partner with strong recruiters - Lucky for you we know some - Meet our team at Nexus Staff.
Interview during the holidays - While everyone else pushes off their hiring process to the new year, you can get a leg up on great employees by interviewing now.
Prepare for a new hire - how will you set up your new hire for success? Create a training and integration plan that will start them off right. Come January, you will be well ahead of the competition.
Whether you are currently employed or actively looking for work, there are many things you can do to move forward towards your next position.
Update Your Profile - Linkedin is one of the most widely used job search tools available so make sure your profile is up to date, telling the story you are hoping to communicate to future employers. But don’t forget about other profile updates like the numerous social media profiles you’ve created in the last decade. Recruiters and future employers are doing a search on you and are bound to find the old profiles you might not want them to.
Connect with People In Your Industry - catch up with friends and co-workers who have moved on to other locations. Staying connected will keep you top of mind for those great fit jobs.
Put the Word Out - You will most likely be attending holiday events and connecting with people during the season. Now is a great time to let people know you are looking. You never know who might be hiring.
Hiring activity IS happening during the holidays and much of it can help you find the right candidate or land that dream job. Keep going and each step will bring you closer to your goal.