WHY YOU’RE A GENIUS FOR HIRING IN Q1
You’re basking in the warm glow of holiday lights and an eggnog-induced nap because you and your team are ready to win the race to hire in Q1. As expert recruiters, we celebrate and commend you! Your brilliant strategy will bring you success because…
MORE FISH IN THE SEA
Research shows that most people are triggered to begin new things come the new year. This includes professionals ready to make a job change. After spending the holidays with people who actually like their jobs and reconnecting with old colleagues, candidates are eager to finally make the changes they’ve been desiring. And let’s not forget, they’ve already collected their year-end bonuses, so there are a couple thousand fewer reasons to stay put “just a little longer.”
YOU’VE GOT THE MONEY AND THE PLAN
Q1 hiring campaigns will almost always be cheaper and more efficient than equivalent campaigns in Q4. Additionally, the new calendar year typically brings with it a new fiscal year. Translation: You can afford to hire the new sales leader you’ve been eyeing for months. And let’s not forget the detailed hiring plan you developed during Q4… That’s going to work in your favor. You know your team’s needs, have developed a solid job spec, and have fine-tuned what makes the ideal candidate’s resume. Now you’re ready to implement your aggressive hiring strategy and fill those roles ASAP!
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Holiday parties, vacation travel, and the inevitable winter flu have come and gone, so the office should be teeming with staff! (Not to mention, employees are banking their PTO for a trip to somewhere warm in the spring.) What does this mean for your Q1 hiring efforts? It means onboarding will be smooth sailing because your new hires will have consistent access to their colleagues and leaders and, in turn, will start turning a profit sooner rather than later.
THE CLOCK IS NOT TICKING
I’m going to be honest, as an executive recruiting firm, we’re big fans of Q4 hiring. However, there can be one significant drawback: time. By pushing your hiring to Q1, you’ve given yourself the gift of time. You can’t take too long, of course, or you’re going to lose the candidates you want, but the clock is ticking a little less loudly in January.
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