Recruiting Effectively Over Christmas and New Year

Published: Monday 20th October 2014

Are you a manager or supervisor who expects to recruit staff for commencement in early 2015?

As the end of the year fast approaches, it is important to consider and plan for your recruitment activity over the Christmas and New Year period.

With colleagues taking leave and upcoming public and University holidays, it can be a difficult time to coordinate selection committees and administrative support.  Also, the external candidate market tends to ‘slow down’ from early December to the end of January, which can make attracting and engaging suitable candidates more challenging.

Managers are encouraged to plan early and contact HR Advisory Service soon on #4222 or to advise of any recruitment needs.  The Advisory Service can advise you on the elements of the Recruitment and Selection process and assist you with effective planning to achieve successful recruitment outcomes.