There is a myth within recruitment that I would like to bust.
This idea that you can’t recruit in December and that you should wait until the New Year is one held by many companies that I have spoken to over the last few years but I’m here to tell you that you are potentially missing out on your ‘perfect’ candidate by subscribing to such a notion.
The Christmas and New Year period is a time to spend with your family and friends but it is also the time we take to reflect on the previous year and look towards the new one. We set ourselves resolutions to improve our health, our experiences and ultimately our lives. For many people, this will involve looking for a new challenge in their career.
The majority of companies may work with skeleton staff for the 3 day period after Boxing Day giving their staff the opportunity to reflect, load up a job board and look for that new challenge. If you make the decision to wait until the new year, these candidates may find another opportunity or they may get cold feet and stick with their current role.
Our adverts are live for 28 (or 56) days, which will give you applicants from over the Christmas period but will also be live throughout the majority of January giving you the best of both worlds.
I have worked with That Recruit for the last four months to find suitable candidates for Abacare, our award winning care business. That Recruit recognise the need for our business to attract quality candidates to care for our service users in the comfort of their own home. I have found them to be helpful and reactive to our business needs and look forward to our continued working relationship.
Quantity of applicant received was tremendous. Required a lot of sifting but evident that the advert reached a broad spectrum of candidates.
We are happy with the service and quality of applicants.
We usually use recruitment agencies, however for this particular vacancy it seemed more appropriate to try a cheaper recruitment option. In setting up the initial advert it was very easy and quick, and the staff at ThatRecruit were very helpful and efficient in coming back to me and in authorizing the advert. The software to manage the vacancy was easy to use and the ability to mark candidates with a status was helpful. As an improvement it would be useful to be able to select all those marked as rejected and be able to bulk message them with a decline message or have an option to allow the candidates to see their status. Overall it’s been easy to manage this recruitment placement through ThatRecruit and we had an exceptional response to the advertisement with 72 applicants and having to close the advert early.
The process was easy to manage and we received a high number of responses.
Thanks again for your fantastic service don’t change anything it works great!