5 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process During the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, top candidates for employment may pause their job search. Some may fear that if they take a new position, their holiday family-time will be impacted negatively. Recruiters also face a dilemma with influxes of candidates that want only temporary or part-time gigs to help them through the holidays. Both situations can lead to slowdowns in the hiring process. However, our professionals at Ascendo Resources have sufficient experience with recruiting during the holiday season. We are here to help your business during this festive period.

This year has been quite difficult for employers and job seekers alike. Even as positions need to be filled and interviews are ready to get back into full swing, the holidays may persuade many companies to halt their hiring processes until the first of the new year.

Thankfully, with these tips from Ascendo Resources, you can actually improve your company’s recruitment process, attracting and hiring the talent you seek during the holiday season:

Consider Non-Traditional Recruiting

Social Media Hiring Process during the Holiday Season

With many job seekers slipping into passive habits as the holidays draw near, consider a rising, yet non-traditional approach with social media recruiting. People use social media platforms – Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter – almost every day to search for new jobs and industry news.

While recruiting candidates via social media isn’t new, you can beef up your efforts by hosting special holiday events via your social media channels to engage more premium candidates for your open positions. Using holiday themes, you can host events through the holidays to attract candidates, give them a glimpse of company culture, and even have them interact positively with current employees.

Flaunt Your Company Culture

Why your company culture is important during the hiring process?

This approach is twofold. In the same way you encourage employees to invite top talent to your holiday events, consider looking among your loyal customers for candidates as well.

Your loyal following already understands your products and your brand. By introducing them to your amazing company culture, you may find reliable and well-qualified candidates to fill both temporary and long-term positions.

In many cases, holiday season hires begin as seasonal employees. Making your company culture clear from the start, even for temporary employees, can help new hires see the opportunity to grow in your business. This encourages them to stay, and in time, they may become loyal, permanent employees that help your company grow.

Showcasing growth opportunities, talent development, employee autonomy and flexibility, as well as the prospect of making an impact always attracts premium quality candidates. Ascendo Resources is also here to help pair you with your ideal candidate.

Discuss Long-Term Goals

Discuss Long Term Goals When Hiring a New Candidate

As your business considers long term goals for the company each year, it is crucial to discuss a job candidate’s long-term goals before a job offer. Your candidate and your company should have complementary goals for the future to make a good match.

Finding the candidate who is the best fit for your business can be done easily when their talent, as well as their goals, align with your company’s culture and objectives.

Express Success

Express Success During the Hiring Process

From the first interview, you need to outline what success means in your company. By doing so, you can focus on attracting the best and most qualified candidates that truly want to grow with your business.

Explain what success looks like in the prospective position by sharing performance goals early on and explaining clearly that the position needs a long-term commitment. This approach will motivate truly talented candidates who are seeking a position in which they can learn, grow, and make a difference.

It is also important to explain how your company measures success and rewards those who achieve goals. If there is a delineated career path, share it with prospective candidates, including higher earning potential and progressive timelines. When you do, you will easily discover which candidates are teachable, willing to accept new responsibilities or challenges, and able to achieve goals successfully.

Expressing your success, goals, and company culture, will also help us understand your company so that we can pair you with a qualified candidate. At Ascendo Resources, we pair client companies and candidates perfectly because we get to know your company intimately and marry that knowledge with our industry and local market expertise.

Connect with Ascendo Resources and Streamline Your Hiring Process

Whether you are hiring seasonal employees or filling permanent positions, Ascendo Resources can help you find qualified candidates for your business or industry.

Ascendo offers specialized services for employers in the following industries:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • Compliance
  • Healthcare
  • Legal
  • IT
  • HR
  • Administrative

The Ascendo team can help improve your hiring process for temporary hires, and permanent positions by finding ideal candidates who are pre-screened and available.

For more information, contact us today and let us help you improve your hiring process during this year’s holiday season.

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