Recruiting in December

Tanya Kruijer
  • 2 Min read

December has arrived! The start of a new month, one when everyone is frantically looking for the perfect outfit(s) for the holidays. This time of year is often seen in the recruitment world as a "cool down" period due to the holidays.

But what if this is the right time to recruit new people?

Timing often makes a difference in the recruitment world; therefore, this period must be fully utilized so that your company and your new colleague can begin the new year with a fresh start - and a new job!

December is a busy month for many companies, depending on the industry of course. Many are preparing the closing of their year or are already preparing for the new year, others are busy planning receptions, events or parties. For professional services in particular, the end of the year can be a quieter period, which makes this time just right to boost the search to find your new colleague!

Advantages of recruiting in December you may not be aware of:

You are ahead of the competition

The search for a new colleague does not always go as smoothly as we would like. The competition is vast and if you are not fast enough, it can quickly turn into missed opportunities.

"You snooze you lose".

Throughout the holiday period, however, competition is limited because of their likely break in the recruitment process. Take advantage of this opportunity!

There are numerous networking options

Just like families, companies also tend to host events during the holidays. For job seekers, this is the perfect time to take advantage of the increase in networking events. Your presence is certainly important here, keep your eyes and ears open! 

Candidates have more time for interviews around this period

Candidates have more time around this period and take more time for their "job search". They feel less rushed to make decisions and, finally, they are more often and regularly available for interviews.


As you can see, a hiring freeze wouldn’t work to your advantage. Who knows, the perfect candidate just put your job on her / his Christmas list? Besides, what better way to start off the new year than with a new challenge?


Just a tip from us to you:

The offices of Rainbow Resources will remain open during the holidays and are at your service when needed!



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