As the summer comes to a close and everyone returns to their normal working routines, hiring managers are ready again to post jobs, schedule interviews, and shore up employment needs before the end of the year. There are a few factors that drive employment hiring towards the end of the year.

The first factor is that at many companies, the end of the year can be one of the busiest times that includes a push to reach sales goals, complete projects, and establish new plans and budgets for the coming year. During this period, a new employee has a great opportunity from day one to be an indispensable part of the team. When someone new comes into an organization and they are quickly given responsibilities, they often feel motivated, valued, and encouraged to do their best. 

The second factor is that the holiday time also presents unique working schedules that require having plenty of backup to cover those who will take time off for personal reasons. One interesting idea here is that many people will have their elective surgery performed towards the end of the year when they can take more personal and sick days off for their recovery. Having new team members to take over some of their duties is not only very helpful, but also gives them peace of mind. 

Finally, one of the benefits of onboarding during the fall season is that it gives a new employee a couple of months to get the lay of the land before the new year starts. It’s a little bit like a test run before the coming year begins with all of its full-scale projects and deadlines.  

So, if you’re planning on expanding your team, the fall season may be the most opportune time for you. 

Nancy Seiverd, President, CMI Credit Mediators, Inc.

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