Recruitment 2024

Don’t Delay Your Recruitment Until the New Year

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5 Reasons to NOT delay your recruitment until January 2024.

It’s that time of year again when you need to start planning your 2024 recruitment strategy and business plan for the upcoming year. Don’t wait until January to enhance your skillset and hire new talent. In this blog post, we will explore the top reasons why you shouldn’t delay your talent acquisition and training plans until January.

Take action now to attract and retain the best talent in the country! Here are 5 essential tips to get you started for your recruitment 2024. 

Reason 1: Potential Loss of Top Candidates

Delaying your recruitment until January can result in missing out on top candidates eager to kickstart their “New Year, New Me” journey in a new role. By procrastinating, you risk these candidates accepting offers from other companies or awaiting opportunities elsewhere. Initiate your recruitment process promptly to secure the finest candidates before the end of the year. This way, you can onboard them, involve them in the holiday festivities, enable their self-improvement during the break, and ensure they make a powerful impact from January 2024 onwards.

Reason 2: There Might Not Be Enough Time To Find The Right Candidate

Delaying your recruitment process can have detrimental consequences, one of which is the potential inability to find the right candidate within the available timeframe. Commencing the hiring process at the eleventh hour may result in insufficient time for thorough candidate screening and exhaustive interviews. Consequently, you may end up recruiting an underqualified individual, an outcome that should be avoided at all costs. Research has demonstrated that the expenses associated with a poor hire can range from $15k to six figures. Utilise the relatively quieter end of the year to engage and secure top-tier candidates, ensuring a meticulous and successful recruitment process.

Reason 3: Starting Early Allows for Fine-tuning and Continuous Improvements

Initiating the recruitment process ahead of time provides ample opportunity to assess and refine. If the desired influx of well-suited candidates falls short, adjustments to the recruiting strategy can be made. Similarly, if a significant number of candidates withdraw at any stage, streamlining the process becomes a viable solution. Commencing early empowers the chance to enhance and secure an optimal fit – a customary practice when investing in new talent!  

Reason 4: Gain an Edge Over the Competition

Waiting until January to begin your recruitment puts you at a disadvantage. Companies that kickstart their hiring process early increase their likelihood of attracting top-notch candidates, ready to hit the ground RUNNING in January. Moreover, they improve their chances of securing their preferred choice from a limited talent pool, rather than settling for a less qualified candidate. Be proactive and get ahead!

Reason 5: Being Prepared is Key

It’s always wise to be prepared. Waiting until January to begin recruitment may leave you stranded if there’s a lack of qualified candidates. Starting early allows you to have a contingency plan in case it’s necessary. Fortune smiles upon those who are prepared!

To ensure you secure the finest candidates for your company, initiating the recruitment process as early as possible is crucial.

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Laura Frazer

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Laura’s key areas of expertise sit within the roles: CX, Project Services, Process Improvement, Business Transformation & Executive Search

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