Psychologically, December is the dormant month that comes before the big push in the New Year. This reduced workload often gives a lot of people a chance to re-evaluate: would they like a new job, a better job, a different job? For recruiters, activity should be accelerated during December; here are some of the reasons why:
1.) The Gift of a Job
Whilst many recruiters may feel like they’re intruding on prospects during the build-up to Christmas, what better gift can they give than an opportunity of a new career and a new life?
2.) Free Time
The more free time a potential employee has, the more time they have to respond to recruitment calls and look for jobs themselves. The prospect of the New Year will prompt a lot of people into making changes in their lives.
3.) Christmas Bonus
With the pay-out of the annual bonus, many employees may be buoyed to find higher paying prospects as the incentive of their next bonus is a long twelve months off. If bonuses are thin on the ground, or disappointingly low, it can be a big wake-up call to look elsewhere.
4.) Mobile Platform
With more people answering calls and texts during the holidays, it’s high time to ramp up a mobile recruitment campaign. People will have phones glued to their fingertips, so be out there to be seen!
A lot of Universities, especially those with mature students or vocational courses, will graduate students at the end of autumn. This provides ample opportunity to snap up promising graduates.
There are a number of other reasons why recruitment is powerful in December, amongst which the constant thoughts about money and finance might tempt people into going for a higher paid job. The accelerated retail activity provides new jobs and it’s easy to make excuses to get out of work, to attend those difficult to make interviews.
To find your perfect new job this Christmas and New Year, make sure you check out all of Recruitment Revolution’s vacancies online, from our fixed fee recruitment scheme.