I hear a lot of people that are looking for jobs discouraged right now. There’s a belief that most companies shut down their HR departments between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.
If that’s what most companies do, take advantage of this lull and increasing your own recruiting efforts at a time when your competitors are slowing down.
Even if you don’t want to hire until after the new year, use this time to search for new talent.
- Request resumes
- Conduct preliminary interviews
- Brainstorm new ways to find candidates (Twitter, social networks, professional organizations)
This strategy not only separates your from the competition, but it also encourages job seekers at a time when they need it most.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just about timely donations and greenwashing products. It’s about showing your company cares. This might be an excellent way to do it, especially if you’re on this list.