Finish Q4 Strong with Strategic Hiring

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Finish Q4 Strong with Strategic Hiring

At the end of every year, many companies scramble to save a buck, fall below budget and keep things in the black. However, what many businesses don’t realize is that the fourth quarter is the perfect time to hire. You heard us right; you can find some of the best applicants in Q4. Think of these next few weeks as the perfect time to get a jumpstart on the new year. Skywalk Group has done the research and has four ways to finish the year strong by strategically hiring the best candidates before the Q1 rush.

1.     Little to no opposition – As you know, hiring in Q4 isn’t the norm. This is going to be a great advantage for anyone looking to hire. Many people take the last few weeks of the year to reflect on everything they have accomplished and everything they want to do going forward. This includes finding new job opportunities. If you wait until January, other companies will also be on the hunt for their next hire, which can limit your options.

2.     Good news feels better around the holidays – For the candidate searching for a job or new opportunity, a bit of good news can go a long way. Many of those actively looking for open positions are enthusiastically ready to apply, interview and accept their next role. This means a quick and easy hiring process for you, in turn, saving you time and money.

3.     Your current employees are your biggest hiring asset – Around the holidays there tends to be more comradery among your team. From holiday parties to catching up with old friends and colleagues, your team is more social than ever. Use this time to let them know what positions you are actively seeking candidates for. Whether they know someone on the spot or you use an employee referral bonus program, chances are your team knows the perfect fit for your open position.

4.     Lost time means lost money – As soon as January hits and everyone’s budgets open up, the hiring frenzy will begin. Companies will begin their search, and that means that your potential applicant is not only juggling their current job but also trying to make it to multiple interviews. This can mean a prolonged process as well as slimmer pickings as far as candidates go. Don’t blow your budget by waiting to hire, jumpstart the process and start now!

Although it is customary to wait until the new year to hire, it may not be in your company's best interest. Use that last bit of budget to secure the perfect person for your open position before it’s too late. If you need help finding the right fit for your job, Skywalk Group can help!