2023 is hurtling towards us at lightspeed. As much as it feels like this year just started, it’s already almost over. And sure, there are still 3 months left, but we all know how quickly those months go by. That means the time you have to find your new teammates is limited. Here’s our professional opinion on why you should hire ASAP.
A: Almost the End of the Year – Hire now
Your hiring window is shrinking rapidly. Job seekers are looking to get settled as soon as possible. Your offer, as good as it may be, may not be enough to secure that passive candidate who’d be perfect for the job. Not if it means uprooting in one of the busiest times of the year. People who were on the job market might push through to the new year to secure their annual bonuses. And on top of everything, it’s silly season and things get busy. Hiring will get harder and harder the longer you wait, so the sooner you start, the more likely you are to have success in your search.
S: Start 2023 with a Boost – Hire early
As busy as the last few months of the year are, you know that January and February are even worse. Clients who were waiting for the new year to make decisions are suddenly reaching out. Having a workforce rested from the holiday season means that things go at a faster pace. Some of your staff might still be on leave. And on top of everything, it’s almost financial yearend. By hiring well before the craziness of the first two months of the year, you give yourself enough time to onboard your new hires properly. This means you can hit the ground running in the new year, rather than trying to train while things are busy.
A: Amazing Talent Doesn’t Wait – Hire intentionally
It’s no secret that you have to move fast to get the best. Guidance Talent reports that on average, top candidates get snapped up within 10 days. By waiting too late in the year to hire, or pushing your hire to the next year, you may be missing out on great talent. Good candidates get snapped up quickly, and they could end up benefitting your competitors, instead of taking your company to the next level.
P: Perfect Hires Take Time – Hire intelligently
We pride ourselves on making hiring as quick and accurate as possible. Even then, there are still parts of the process that take time to do properly. To truly assess how well a candidate will fit with the rest of your team, you need to get to know them and build a connection. You need to run background checks to make sure you know who you’re hiring. These things are all vital processes, but ones that unfortunately take time. Hiring the wrong person is a costly exercise. Not only do you waste all that time training someone only to have to start from scratch, but often this comes with additional hiring fees that you’re now having to pay twice. The earlier you start, the more time you have to make sure your candidate is perfect for the role.
There’s no time like the present!
Make sure that you aren’t putting yourself on the backfoot in your business. Something as simple as hiring someone at the ideal time could be the thing that launches your business into it’s successful future.