With the Halloween pumpkin gone to be replaced by the much-awaited Thanksgiving Turkey, it’s the season to show gratitude and say thank you!

But before you kick back, set your out-of-office autoreply, and relax for this Thanksgiving weekend with your loved ones, why not count some blessings?

As challenging recruitment may get, there’s always something to be grateful for!

So here are five things recruiters should be thankful for—not just for Thanksgiving, but all year round. 

1. Candidates

No matter how frustrating some candidates might be, what would you do without them? 

For starters, a recruiter’s job would be completely meaningless without candidates! 

Not to mention, you’d miss out on many personal connections and success stories that make recruiting so satisfying! 

All those hard-fought moments of landing a candidate their dream job or guiding their career into a direction they never saw possible make recruiting incredibly rewarding.

So remember to be thankful for your candidates, and they’ll be thankful for you!

2. Recruitment tools

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Recruitment tools like ATS’ and CRMs have changed the game. From endless file folders and paper resumes to just a single tool, we’ve definitely come far in recruitment technology.  

Now that’s something to be thankful for!

With technology constantly evolving, recruiters can rely on countless recruiting tools to accelerate their hiring speed and productivity. 

Can you imagine manually sourcing, assessing, and reviewing hundreds of candidates without tools like a resume parser, Chrome extensions, and interview scheduling tools? 

Luckily you don’t have to! Where would we be without recruiting tools today?! 

3. Automation

Is there ever a day when you don’t rely on recruitment automation to complete your tasks? We bet there isn’t! 

Imagine doing every single step of the recruitment process manually. What a nightmare! Automation is truly a blessing for recruiters. 

From sending bulk emails to touching base with your candidates, automation helps recruiters in more ways than one at just a single click of a button.

With so much time being saved from automation, a Thanksgiving nap is the best way to spend the day! 

4. Remote hiring

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Do you remember a time when there were face-to-face job interviews and assessments? What a time!

Fortunately, with video interviewing platforms, online assessment tools, and reliable communication tools, the entire hiring process can be conducted in the comfort of your home. 

Remote hiring has ended the manual process of scheduling interviews, coordinating venues,  manually updating candidates, and not to mention the long commutes and wasted time. 

No more candidates calling in with “stuck in traffic” excuses. All you have to do is log in, even if you are sitting across the world. 

With remote hiring, you have more time to spend with your loved ones at home–perfect for Thanksgiving! 

5. Coffee

From early-morning interviews to late-night candidate hunts, is there anything better than coffee to help you get through the day? 

Just like a talent pipeline, it’s always there when you need it and could always use a refill.

We’re glad to have a trusty cup of coffee to fuel us for the day!

Recruiters have a lot to be thankful for. The list can go on!

What are you most thankful for? Let us know, and share this list with your circle of recruiters to say thanks 🙂