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3 Reasons You Should be Hiring in December

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With the end of the year (and the decade!) insight, it might not seem like the most opportunistic time to be hiring for your company. With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season causing shorter weeks and more people in and out of the office, hiring top talent is probably the furthest thing from your HR’s team mind. Here at EG, we believe, December is a great time to find and hire, great candidates for your organization! Here are 3 reasons you should be hiring in December.

Get a Strategic Plan for 2020 with a Team in Place

No doubt your company is looking at its strategic plan for 2020 by now but maybe you’re missing a key team member. Instead of waiting to fill that void until the springtime when you believe you’ll have more success finding and hiring great talent. Start searching now. While it’s true there may be fewer people applying for jobs in December, chances are, those who are will be top-notch candidates that you’ll be able to spend more time reviewing their credentials. By searching and hiring in December, your teams will be able to hit the ground running come 2020 instead of trying to meet their goals while compensating for a missing team member. Hiring in December helps complete teams and makes them stronger going into the coming year.

Fewer Applications to Weed Through

Like we mentioned earlier, there are fewer people searching for jobs during December but, this means that your HR team will have fewer applications to weed through as they search for the top talent your company needs.

When your HR team is able to spend less time weeding through applications, from both qualified and unqualified candidates, it can be easy for them to hurry through reading resumes or work histories during the hiring process. By hiring for business-critical positions during a slower December, your HR team will be able to spend more time focusing on bringing in the best candidates into the organization.

Room in the End of the Year Budget

For most organizations, there tends to be leftover dollars in department budgets that can’t go unused. These additional funds can be used to hire and onboard the candidate that will make the team complete. This again points to making your teams complete before heading into the new year. Complete teams are happy teams, happy teams are productive teams and productive teams generate revenue for your organization.

Instead of viewing December as a “no-go” for hiring, consider it as an opportunity to continue succeeding. Take advantage of the “slower” pace that often comes around during the end of the year and pour that energy into finding and hiring the top candidates your company needs.

About EG Workforce Solutions

We’ve been in this business for decades and have developed a deep network of professional connections. Whether they’re companies looking for talent, job seekers looking for work or an up-and-coming store in need of some temporary help, we know the right people to bridge the gap between the hiring and the hired.

But what’s more, we get to know people. From employers hiring to candidates looking, we take the time to listen and learn. We hear your likes, talents, and needs. We gain an understanding, and with it, we’re able to facilitate lasting relationships between businesses and people. Are you looking to take the work out of hiring? Get in touch with EG Workforce today! We have over 60 years of experience in matching great talent with the positions your company needs filled.

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