By Alexis Stiebe
Spring is still a few months away. You have plenty of time to consider making some new hires in the new year, right? Why wait? We encourage you to start this planning process early. Top talent is available right now and your competitors may be ahead of the game if you wait.
Now is the time to start thinking about any changes you want to make in 2021. Do you anticipate future openings? Will you create new positions to fill some gaps in your organization? These are options that can be explored as the year comes to a close. Many passive candidates that have desirable skills are evaluating their current career trajectory right now. They aren’t going to wait to make a career move when you hit your busy season. Those professionals will make a change today if the right offer is presented.
There are also risks to postponing the hiring process. Needing to fill a position as soon as possible creates unneeded pressure that could result in rushed decisions. Waiting until your talent needs are urgent won’t allow you to fully prepare and explore your options. Rushing into a decision will easily result in a bad hire. Take a little time now to avoid those costly mistakes.
You’ll be ahead of the competition when you start looking today. You can reach out to candidates first before other companies even start looking. With extra time you can also afford to be a little picky. Work with a recruiting consultant to find that person that really checks all of the boxes. We know that finding real talent takes work. A recruiter can ease some of that burden. Put the search onto our plate instead of yours. Passive candidates especially take extra time, evaluation and persuasion.
We can help you find those passive candidates. Behavioral assessment tools to evaluate candidates for the qualities you need. We match the most desired skills for the job with top professionals in your industry that have those skills. When you assess those skill needs in the winter, you provide the guidance for a successful search. You could make an offer ahead of schedule and put your company at an advantage this spring. Any hire you make today can begin onboarding immediately and in a few months, they will be fully trained and a part of your company as the busy season arrives.
So, assess your needs, have a conversation with your recruiter and make a plan. We have the expertise in the industry to find talented passive candidates that can create even greater success for your business. Contact us today to get started.