Ready to start hiring? Contact a recruiter today!The holidays are nearing and the end of the year is looming – so why, you might ask, is Q4 a good time to hire?
For starters, according to a forecast conducted by CareerBuilder, 43% of employers planned to hire in Q4 2017, up from 34% in 2016. With businesses catching on to this growing spike in 4th quarter hiring, you can expect to see a spike in A+ candidates on the job hunt during Q4 2018, as well.
Hiring in Q4 is also a great way to invest the remainder of 2018 budgets wisely, and it can be done fast. Many qualified candidates will be preoccupied once the holidays hit, so hiring at the top of Q4 becomes a quick and fluid process, with both companies and candidates as decisive as ever.
Business also slows down in most industries during Q4, making it a great time to train new employees during these slower periods. Just a few weeks can make a big impact in the productivity of a new hire. With trained employees, you can get the New Year’s initiatives started with a bang. New employees will also benefit from being hired before the holiday parties, so they can meet everyone and rapidly integrate into the company culture.
We rounded up advice from recruiters and career experts who agree; Q4 really is the most wonderful time of the year...to hire!
Some companies have ‘use it or lose it’ budgets…they need to use up their recruiting budget or they won’t get it again the following year – this also provides a sense of urgency that the recruiter doesn’t have to force.
With the exception of the holiday(s), most staff members are available to meet with the potential hires, unlike in the summer time, when the process can drag out due to key people being on vacation and not able to meet with the candidates. -Colette Hory, Executive Recruiter
If you think Q4 is a good time to hire, start the process now.
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