Beat the January Recruitment Rush

  22nd December 2016       Claire Bond
 Employment, Company News, Human Resources, Office & Commercial, Recruitment

The beginning of the New Year will always bring change; whatever the resolution it’s usually centred around setting a new goal, bettering yourself and embarking on a change.

A recent survey conducted revealed that 42% of workers would be looking for a new job as their New Year’s resolution, with one quarter reporting that career advancement was the key factor for wanting to move.

There are several factors why people decide to move jobs and the salary isn’t always a top priority. Feeling undervalued, bored, stressed or wanting to relocate, are all popular reasons for wanting to shift roles.

Moving from one job to the next has increased as a result of businesses not putting a large enough emphasis on employee motivation and evidence suggests candidates are more likely to consider a career move over the Christmas period than any other time of the year.

It is apparent that candidates are as open, if not more open, to the idea of considering a new job role in December and that the competition for talent is going to be noticeably less than in January so it makes sense to get ahead of the curve by looking for new talent before the January chaos begins. That way your new people can hit the ground running in January.

On the flip side, make sure you don’t run the risk of losing your current staff around this crucial time by making them feel valued; listening to their needs. If an individual is happy in their current role, they won’t begin to look elsewhere.








Claire Bond


Claire has almost 25 years Recruitment experience. A specialist in the regional recruitment marketplace, Claire has extensive local knowledge and holds a reputation for quality, integrity, honesty and excellent matching. Heading up the HR and Office & Commercial Divisions of Bond Williams. Claire is responsible for the overall growth and …

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