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Is Christmas a good time to recruit?

With the holiday season right around the corner, we often find companies put their recruitment plans on hold, even if it's a detriment to their business growth. However, there are some really good reasons to advertise over this period, including:

1. Job seekers have more time to search

Over the holidays, people have more time to think about their careers, evaluate where they’re going and search for new opportunities. We find December is actually one of the busiest months for our Jobs site in terms of views, with over 250,000 unique visitors!

2. Get a jump on January

Studies have shown the first quarter is a peak time for recruitment. However, as the time to hire rises, with employers becoming more diligent with their own hiring process, it’s now typical to factor 60 days elapsing from job posting to making an offer. 

Therefore, it’s during these weeks leading up to Christmas when you need to be thinking about how to attract candidates to ‘click apply’ for those Q1 jobs.

3. Get ahead of the competition

Finding the best talent can be challenging, especially with so many companies competing. So, why not take advantage of their downtime by advertising your jobs now so they stand out from the crowd whilst others go quiet.

Take advantage of our special December recruitment offer!

To help you make the most of this festive period, we’re also offering members a free one-month extension on all jobs posted to our Jobs site during December; meaning vacancies posted today can be live until February 2020. That’s all on top of the bespoke advice, support and normal benefits we offer when advertising through Wired Sussex.

To take advantage of this limited offer or if you have any questions, just call (01273 692888) or email to discuss.

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Kieron Cropper

Hi, I'm Head of Member Services at Wired Sussex. I help our members get the most from their membership, whether that’s the benefits of joining or you’re an existing member in need of advice.

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