How many times have you heard the statement that IT service business activities tend to slow down during the holidays? However, this time of year often proves to be very active for talent acquisition. Many of our more progressive clients take advantage of this time to get a head start on their New Year’s goals by adding personnel that will impact their business, and help take their business to the next level.
Here are a few reasons to assess year end strategic or growth hiring plans.
- Pro-active VARs and Integrators preparing for the upcoming year want teams in place for the new year as they pursue their 2016 growth goals.
- Beat the competition. While your competitors take a rest over the holiday period, surpass them in the race to acquire impact players for your firm.
- Candidate availability. Simply put, the best candidates are most often currently working. Often the holiday “lull” offers the best time for the passive candidate to explore a new opportunity, as they also assess 2016 professional goals.
- Get the “on-boarding process” behind your new employee. It is common to take between 30 – 90 days to achieve the path of maximum effectiveness from a new employee. Why not take advantage of year end business cycle to deal with the biggest chunk of scaling a new employee’s productivity curve?
Give yourself a head start to a profitable 2016 and call us today.