Christmas is the time of the year when we think of family, friends, and holiday traditions. But for organisations it can also be a good opportunity to consider recruiting for the following year, and here is why.

1. New year equals new goals

With the Christmas season comes the preparation for the new year. And every year, people make new year’s resolutions and set new goals for the following year. Some of these goals include work, like finding a new job, having more responsibilities, or making more money. Therefore, December is a great time to attract candidates who are looking to change or grow in the new year.

2. It is a feel-good time of the year

The Christmas season usually includes some good cheer. There is something about the holidays that just puts most people in a good mood. Candidates are more likely to be open to a conversation with you than they would be at other times during the year.

3. People have more free time

Over the holiday season, people tend to have more time off or flexible hours. This makes it a great time to advertise vacancies for the start of the new year, also you may find people are open to scheduling interviews or finding a time to come visit your office.

4. Finance’s is on everyone’s mind

Unfortunately, during the holiday consumerism places pressure on most people’s finances and therefore money is on everyone’s mind. From buying gifts to end of year travel, December is often an expensive month. The truth is that many people are likely thinking about the salary they would like to make next year, making it a good time for a new job.

By Andre Elcham 15/12/2020

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