As the season’s changes, so does the recruitment landscape. Hiring season happens in waves, where autumn represents the third and final hiring spree of the year. In fact, September is one of the busiest hiring months of the year, and there is a good reason why.
The summer months are coming to an end and things are going back to normal. Financials for the first half year become available when entering the end of the third quarter which makes hiring managers eager to use what is left in the headcount budget before EOY.
Just as the students are back from summer break, eager to learn and start a new chapter, many candidates have used the summer to rethink their career paths and are ready to search for new opportunities. Starting a recruitment process in September will open up your organization to a number of new candidates suddenly searching for changes. Typically, candidates who were not considering a move in the beginning of the year.
With activity increasing in September it may be natural to think that it is better to wait it out, to lower the competition in the market. But another benefit to autumn hiring is maximizing the use of available resources. It is better to fill open positions before budget vanishes at the end of the year – in some cases, a choice of filling positions or losing them entirely. Furthermore, experiences show that candidates’ interest in a new job begins to drop as the year comes to a close.
Hiring in the early fall will give you a better chance to reach just the right candidate. It is a good time of the year to bring a new hire on and get them ramped up, so that by the end of the year, they will be full in productivity and output mode – or well on their way.
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