An Ideal Christmas Checklist for Agency Recruiters

The year came to an end really fast. Your holiday decor is up and your plans for Christmas is already in place.

You’re probably taking a break and planning to spend time with your family and friends but did you take care of things at work?

Trust us, you do not want to keep nudging your colleagues during this time.

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a rut when it comes to setting goals for the upcoming year’s recruiting plan. You’ll not just end up starting 2022 on a non-aligned route and ruining your Holidays but also working during one while all of your colleagues will be grooving to their favourite Christmas tracks.

But here’s the good news!

In spite of December being a really sluggish month for recruitment agencies, we’ve created a fun checklist to help you plan ahead, keep your productivity levels high and your spirits up.

5 Inventive Ideas for Recruiters During Christmas

Christmas checklist for recruiters

Utilise this list below to make optimal use of the holiday season and spread joy!

1. ‘Tis the Party Season

86% of HR professionals believe that recruiting is becoming more like marketing. And we totally get it why! Candidates are willing to know more about who you are and how you can help them land their dream job.

They are interested in knowing how you are operating as a recruitment brand to assist them.

On the other hand, your clients are interested in knowing your work culture and the kind of candidates you attract to help them understand if the partnership is worth it.

Christmas and New Years are the best time to showcase your employer brand.

Invite both your clients and candidates to an informal gathering that you can conduct during Christmas. Show them how you party!

2. Decide on Which Recruiting Tools to Invest in

It might be not the best time to invest in recruiting tools but it’s definitely the ideal time to decide which recruiting tools you want to invest in when you step into January.

Make a list of all the areas where your recruitment agency could improve. Research and assess which recruitment tools will actually help you be productive, cut down repetitive manual tasks and assist you in achieving your goals for the next quarter.

For instance, you could look into investing in a top-notch Applicant Tracking System that’ll not just save time for value-added work but also improve your cost-per-hire.

3. Stock Your Mini-Fridge with Donuts!

The best way to spread some Christmas joy is by keeping yourself happy. And what better way to keep yourself happy than by stuffing your mini office fridge with freshly baked donuts and cookies?

Relax and recharge. Take some time off and enjoy some baked goods with your colleagues. It’s ultimately Christmas in a few days time.

4. Build Better Employee Referral Programs

This is the time to focus on building better referral programs for your recruitment agency. If starting January 2022, you are looking forward to building a strong candidate pipeline and that too quickly, then employee referrals are the way to go.

It’s cost-effective and tends to be one of the fastest ways to acquire external talent. Thus, start advocating for the same in your client companies. Talk to your hiring managers and figure out a way to build this together from scratch.

Design what you want to achieve out of such programs. What are the perks and benefits that you would want to give employees for successful referrals?

Are there any terms and conditions?

Lay everything down for your hiring managers to review.

5. Spread Some Holiday Cheer!

There’s a reason why everybody loves the holiday season. You can blindly build stronger business relationships, go out for drinks with your fellow recruiters and use this time for all kinds of networking, all while spreading some insane holiday cheer!

Get on top of admin work and make sure you’re keeping a track of all your candidates and your talent pipeline is up to date. All those little tasks that you’ve been putting off for weeks, now is the time to get it done before January gets overwhelming.

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