Use a third party recruiter. A recruiter’s job is to present the very best people to their employer client. If an applicant that works for your competition is presented by the recruiter and wants to interview with you, then do it. We live in a free country. If your competition lodges a complaint about poaching their employee, blame the recruiter. Then keep trying to recruit their best employees.
What makes for a stale employee…… and more importantly why hold on to someone who has passed their “expiration date”? A stale employee can be measured by their current effectiveness and by their current results.
The best candidates wait till right after the holidays to begin looking for newer pastures. (Of course many wait to receive their annual bonus).
January usually starts slowly as people come back from holiday vacations but by the second week of the month, momentum starts building.
The Holiday season is upon us and recruitment for great talent may feel like trudging through molasses. However this can be an outstanding time to connect with well-qualified candidates. With just a bit of ingenuity and creative thinking, organizations can make the most of the Holiday season to recruit the very best talent available.
Take the time to hire wisely.
While the urge may be to bring on candidates very quickly if you are in need to fill open positions, it is prudent to take the appropriate time to interview, assess and properly vet candidates to better ensure that you hire the right employees with the right skills.