As we get closer to the season of yuletide cheer, your business may have started relaxing just a little. In anticipation of the Christmas holidays it’s good times across the board for everyone.
In Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the frequency of parties will be dialed up. So will the amount of chocolates consumed. Beer and wine will be chugged until taps and bottles run dry. On weekends, beachside barbecues will see people chomping and chewing copious amounts of delicious food.
The atmosphere of the lead up to Christmas is one of relaxation and smiling faces. With this atmosphere of holiday positivity comes a whole host of opportunities to recruit the best digital, data and technical candidates in the industry.
If you want your business to be packed with talented employees, Christmas is a golden time to recruit.
A fresh new start is an awesome Christmas gift
With a seasonal slowdown, stress levels ease . Naturally, many become a little introspective and begin thinking about a fresh start to the new year.
Digital, data and technical candidates consider a new working environment, new work colleagues and new challenges to stretch them in their careers. Most will want a new, juicier salary.
Candidates are re-evaluating their lives and planning the next 12 months. Plenty are keen to lock in a new chapter before Christmas, making it the perfect time to approach them. What better Christmas gift is there than a fresh, new life for the next year?
They have time to take your calls and escape…
Closing in on Christmas, your candidates will have less and less to do which means they have more time to chat with you. Couple this with a chilled out headspace and they’re definitely open to the new opportunities you present them.
With all the Christmas festivities, the usual expectations around when people should arrive at the office and when they should leave become more flexible. So many are running Chrissy gift related errands and going to parties, many bend the rules. Your candidates will find it easier to duck out for an interview with you.
Less competition, little resistance
Candidate hunting in the lead up to Christmas is not as common as candidate hunting during other times of the year. This is the time where you’ll face the least hiring competition and the least resistance from passive talent.
November & December – a golden period
This period is our strongest of the year. Clients always want fresh new talent locked away before the holidays. Miss the opportunity to hire new talent now and you could be waiting until the end of January or early February.
If you haven’t hired new digital, data or technical talent before the Christmas break in the past, it’s time to give it a try. You’ll get the best talent for your organisation without the stress and difficulty that comes with hiring during other times of the year.