Strategic Hiring for 2024: The Magic of Posting Job Ads Before Christmas Break

Strategic Hiring for 2024: The Magic of Posting Job Ads Before Christmas Break

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As the holiday season approaches and the festive cheer fills the air, it might seem tempting to kick back and take a break from the hustle and bustle of work. However, for companies with hiring plans on the horizon, getting a head start before the Christmas break can be a game-changer.

The optimal time to capture the attention of potential candidates is right now. Recent data from CV-Library reveals a 62.5% increase in job applications compared to last year, and this trend is expected to soar even higher. 📈

As we approach the festive season, professionals are not just indulging in mince pies🥧 – they're actively browsing job boards, seizing the opportunity to kick off the new year with a fresh start.✨

Make the most of this surge in candidate activity! Secure your recruitment plans before the holiday season kicks in. In this blog, we'll explore the top reasons why posting job advertisements now is a strategic move and offer essential tips for a successful recruitment kick-off in 2024.


1. Beat the January Rush:

The post-holiday season often witnesses a surge in job seekers actively looking for new opportunities. By having your job advertisements up before the Christmas break, you gain a competitive advantage and attract the attention of top-tier candidates who are proactively planning their career moves.



2. Stand Out in a Less Crowded Market:

As many companies wind down for the holidays, the job market becomes less saturated with job ads. This means your vacancies have a higher chance of standing out and capturing the interest of potential candidates who may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of job listings in the New Year.



3. Leverage a Relaxed Festive Atmosphere:

During the Christmas season, people are full of positivity and anticipation about the New Year ahead. Job seekers may find themselves more receptive to new opportunities during this time, making it an opportune moment to showcase your company culture, values, and the exciting roles you have to offer.



4. Get Ahead of Competitors:

Launching your job advertisements now positions your company ahead of competitors who might be waiting until the New Year. This head start allows you to build relationships with candidates before they get inundated with multiple job offers, giving you a better chance of securing top talent.




5. Make the Most of Downtime:

For many professionals, the holiday season brings a slower pace of work, making it an ideal time for them to explore new opportunities. By having your job ads live, you tap into this window of downtime when candidates are more likely to invest time in researching and applying for roles.



Why Partner with Eligo Recruitment?

At Eligo Recruitment, we understand the nuances of the job market and the importance of strategic recruitment planning. Our consultants are experienced in recruiting across a wide range of markets from Medical, Events, Sales & Marketing, to Software Engineering, SAP, and Data & Business Intelligence. If you're looking to kickstart your recruitment plans for 2024, our dedicated team is ready to support you in finding the best talent to drive your success.

Don't wait until the New Year—take advantage of the current opportunities by reaching out today. Let's unwrap the potential for your 2024 success together.


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Our Opening times this festive period: 

Eligo offices will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. 

For our Medical team, calls will be diverted, so get in touch as normal for locum GP & Locum Nurse enquiries.

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Wishing you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous New Year filled with successful hires!