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Gearing up for one of the busiest job searching times of the year

Posted by : Judy Davison on December 7, 2018 10:58 am

The recruitment scene is predictably slowing down in the build up to the summer break. If you haven’t already, now’s a great time to start reviewing your staffing options for next year, writes Judy Davison, Asset Recruitment’s Executive and Permanent Recruitment Specialist.

As a trend, most businesses place recruitment on hold from late November until schools start back in the New Year. This time offers the perfect opportunity to look at your staffing needs. Of course, an element of planning should be based on staffing numbers, but these days, there’s a lot more at stake when it comes to finding the right candidates for roles. Company culture, work attitude, personal values and ethics, alongside their skills and experience to ensure they are suitable for your requirements.

After the break, the job market bounces back with enthusiasm. Yes, companies are hiring again, but it’s also a time when we see many qualified and experienced candidates on the job market. In fact, during my two decades in Waikato’s recruitment scene, the return after the New Year has always been one of the busiest job searching times of the year.

An opportune time to act

The reason – let me paint the picture. The kids are off school, the sun is shining, and Christmas cheer is flowing. Many of us are enjoying a bit of R&R and downtime and contemplating our goals for next year – for some it’s career goals. After a period of reflection, it’s a time when decisions are made, and plans finalised – including many returning from overseas for the Christmas break and deciding to stay put in New Zealand, fresh with international experience. And for those looking to make a career change, the New Year is an opportune time to act.

If you’re looking to hire in the New Year – talk to us. We don’t just look for the right skill set, we look for the right fit. Our permanent recruitment specialists can find permanent staff of the calibre you’re looking for across a range of industries.

This article was first published in the Waikato Business News, December 2018.

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