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How to Fill Your Critical Roles by the End of the Year

Can you believe it’s already December? 2019 flew by quickly – especially if you’re a hiring manager in this competitive job market. It can be challenging to find the talent you need during this time of year with all of the holidays and time off. However, that doesn’t mean your team should push your hiring efforts to January. Here are three tips to fill your critical roles by the end of the year.

Move quickly

With only a few weeks left in 2019, you cannot have a slow hiring process. With an unemployment rate of 3.6 percent, job seekers have lots of options to choose from. If a resume comes across your desk that looks like a good fit, act with haste! If they seem qualified, give them a call, and schedule an interview. Try to schedule it before the holidays, so you have the opportunity to get that offer letter out before everyone is out of office. If your hiring process isn’t efficient, you will miss out on the best candidates on the market to your competition.

Offer competitive compensation

In this tight market, you have to come in with a firm offer. Many job seekers are entertaining multiple job offers, and thus, will likely accept the most competitive offer. Now is not the time to low ball your candidates. If you like what you see, present an offer that is worthy of their talent and experience.

Moreover, have you thought about the cost of a vacant position (or even multiple) on your team? You might be surprised the amount vacancies can cost your bottom line. In fact, it may also be cheaper in the long run to pay a talented candidate a competitive wage than absorb the lost in production and manpower.

Work with a recruiter

If you really want to streamline your hiring process, why not try and work with a recruiter? We understand you’re busy – especially at this time of the year. With holiday parties, wrapping up budgets, and finishing up those projects before the end of the year, it can be challenging to find time to fill your open positions quickly. But when you partner with a recruiter from JSG, we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you. We will call candidates, screen them, schedule interviews, and so much more. All you have to do is focus on your day-to-day tasks, and we’ll do the rest. Partner with a recruiter today, and let’s work together to fill your critical roles by the end of the year.