When is the Best Season to Hire?

May 5th, 2015

You may think that hiring new employees can be done at any time depending on your company’s needs. While this is true, there are seasons in which it’s more effective to hiring certain employees or temp workers. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your hiring efforts, here are the best seasons in which to hire new employees.

Winter

In general, winter isn’t a great season to hire new employees. The reason for this is that many people are busy with the holidays and will have a hard time committing to training dates and/or a start date. However, winter can be a good time to hire if you need help specifically for the holidays. Hiring seasonal temp workers, such as college students on a break from school, is a great way to find and utilize seasonal temp workers.

Spring

Spring is a great time to hire new employees, because people will be refreshed and rejuvenated coming out of winter. Additionally, many people will be making their plans for the summer and will be more likely to commit to a new job before they have plans.

Summer

If you need short-term help for your company, summer is the time to hire. People tend to have more extended free time in the summer and can usually commit to short-term commitments. Depending on the scope of the work for which you are hiring, you may also have an extended pool of candidates from which you can select.

Fall

Fall is a great time to hire new employees because it’s the start of the academic year. Even though your potential employees may no longer be affiliated with the academic calendar, the time of year still signifies a “restart.” This is also a good time to hire employees because you will be able to appeal to and find those who have just returned from a summer of traveling and who are now ready to get down to business.

Once you have determined when you would like to hire new employees, contact Olympic Staffing. We will help you find employees who are a good fit for your company’s needs in that specific season. We can also help you prepare to hire during certain heavier peak seasons so you can focus on working and running the company effectively.

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