5 Reasons Why You Should Recruit Before Christmas

Nicole Johnson —  November 29, 2017 — Leave a comment

As the year rolls on, we are all itching for that holiday cheer. No matter which holiday you celebrate, there’s nothing better than being with friends and family, eating seasonal food, and having less burdens on your plate at work.

For some of you, recruiting has been on the back burner. It’s been on your mind, you have to do it, but you’ve been able to push it back this far. But now is the time to get it off your plate. Here are five reasons why you should recruit before Christmas:

1. Traveling.

The holidays are a popular time for employees and employers to have days off. When you are short staffed, it’s nice to have that peace of mind that someone is still able to work.

2. Low candidate draw.Recruit before Christmas

If you wait until the holidays to advertise, significantly less people will apply. Because everyone is traveling and celebrating, few are applying for jobs. So any money you spend on recruitment advertising is at risk of being wasted. Start now and you will have a larger pool and can make a hire faster!

3. New year, new beginnings!

Start the New Year right with a new person on your team! The beginning of the year is a great way to start fresh with an employee, and you can use any slow time during the holidays to train them.

4. The paperwork.

Get that paperwork completed for your new hire before the holidays. You will have a busy January with taxes, health insurance, and other vendors. You don’t want to have to push it off even more!

5. Worst case scenario you just don’t see it getting done this year.

Then prepare to advertise the day after New Years. Everyone goes back to work, and back to applying. Have your ad written and ready to go, and a budget prepared to advertise with. That way when you come back from the holiday, you will be ready to go!

Feeling overwhelmed? We get it. Let us help you make a hire before the holidays! Check out our diverse set of options here.

Nicole Johnson


Nicole is the Advertising Coordinator for NewHire. She will get your advertising up and running in no time! Originally from Arizona, Nicole is a new Chicagoan adjusting to life in the city. Nicole loves to get crafty – from crochet to baking – she’s your go-to for all things handmade.

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