There are plenty of reasons why companies shy away from hiring during Easter: staff are overwhelmed with admin and simply don’t have the energy; team members are on vacation and not available for interviews; there’s simply no time for onboarding, offboarding or team training… the list is endless. However, Easter is actually a great time to hire, and not just from a business point of view. There’s also the psychological perspective to consider; as the holiday season approaches, workers’ attitudes change, which can be incredibly helpful when trying to fulfil your hiring quota…
The ‘Use it or Lose it’ motivation tactic: Does your budget for hiring expire at the end of the month? The psychological pressure to use these funds can act as motivation to secure a great candidate, rather than delay the decision.
Spreading some Easter cheer: Unemployed candidates are eager to nail down employment before the end of the season so they can share the good news with friends and family on social media. The desire for positive feedback can lead to increased job-seeking activity as candidates look to up their game by sending out more job applications.
Out with the old, in with the new working resolutions: We’re in a mindset of change and growth, so take advantage of wandering eyes and the influx of new job seekers on the market by posting and promoting your job listings during the holiday season. Click here for our handy guide to writing the perfect Job Description online.
(Net)working 9 ‘til 5: We tend to celebrate more than usual during the holiday season; be it company dinners or after work drinks with work colleagues. Now is the time to take advantage of this super-social atmosphere by putting those business cards to good use!