With existing employees going on holiday, you may not consider summer the best time for hiring. Although, the summer lull can free your time, allowing you to devote your energy to finding skilled candidates for important roles. With a database of candidates with different skills, experience, qualifications and more, the summer can be the perfect time for an employer to place roles with a recruitment consultant, saving them value money, time and effort.
The months of June, July and August can be a good time for companies to advertise for a job with a recruitment consultant. Here’s a few reasons why:
Why Summer is the Best Time for Hiring Hard to Find Candidates
With other companies effectively “off their guard” in the search for talent, the quieter months of summer can be the perfect time for recruiters to beat the competition to snaffle up the best new recruits by posting jobs during this traditionally quieter time.
Serious job-hunters are often searching for new roles all year round. What’s more, with the latest recruitment technology, candidates can hunt for jobs from anywhere they like. They could even be sat on the beach in Southern Spain or elsewhere, browsing through jobs as they sunbathe.
By this token, posting new jobs when available positions are comparatively sparse, can mean companies can get their hands on the best talent through a significant lack of competition from other employers.
This can be particularly effective in notoriously competitive sectors like IT, Digital & Marketing where recruiting talent can be challenging.
With less IT, Digital & Marketing roles on the market, skilled professionals looking for new jobs in the summer will be more likely to respond to an advertisement they see posted during the quieter months of the summer compared to traditionally busier times for recruitment like at the start of the year and in the autumn.
If you do offer a talented IT professional a job, the chances are you will be less likely to lose them to another company, as fewer companies are actively hiring in the slower summer season.
An Ideal Time to Post Contract IT Positions
With members of staff taking holidays during the summer it is also important to ensure your vital roles are taken care of all summer long so that the IT infrastructure of your business, for example, can keep operating seamlessly throughout the summer.
Consequently, you may want to consider filling important IT, Digital & Marketing positions with temporary members of staff, or contractors, to ensure that these departments can carry on their business as usual when permanent staff are on holiday.
With this in mind, the spring and early summer could be a good time to advertise for temporary IT, Digital & Marketing talent.
Our expert IT, Digital & Marketing recruitment consultants can help your business fill hard to fill, technical roles. Whether you need permanent or contract, we have the best candidates for your business.
Don’t let your business suffer this summer by failing to advertise for business-critical roles. Instead, give our team a call, well in advance. This summer, go on holiday safe in the knowledge that your recruitment needs are being taken care of.
Do you agree that summer is the best time for hiring? We would love to hear any thoughts you have on the subject.