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Why December is the Best Time to Recruit


December is usually regarded as a sleepy, quiet time in the run up to Christmas and the New Year. However, this final page on the calendar presents a great opportunity for businesses to recruit top talent to hit the ground running in 2016.  Here are’s top reasons why you should fill those recruitment gaps in December.

Solid January Foundations

A lot of time and resources are spent on a new recruit. Existing employee involvement during the hiring process can be more difficult after workloads begin to mount and new projects are taken on after New Year. Rather than stretching your diaries to accommodate your new hires, use this quiet month to put together a considered approach that will sort the best of the best.

End of Year Reflections

Many of us at some stage have reflected on where we are in our professional roles and how we could improve our prospects. December is a prime time for this sort of self-analysis as another year passes us by. Feelings of change and renewal will inevitably result in job board hits and visits to recruitment sites. Savvy employers will pick up on this behaviour and market to candidates before January. On a similar note, as professionals enjoy holidays amongst friends and family over Christmas, feelings may begin to stir about wanting to move closer to these circles and how a career change may create that fresh start going forward.



Stuart has over 10 year’s experience in and around the recruitment industry, working his way up from a Production Editor to Director of Onrec.

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