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Seize the Season: Why Smart Recruitment is Critical Right Now

We’re all witnessing an interesting shift in the job market, especially as we exit the traditional summer lull. Job postings are flooding LinkedIn feeds, and ‘We’re Hiring’ signs are becoming more common than ever. But what’s the real story behind this surge? Is this just a seasonal uptick, or does it signal a transformative change in the marketplace? The answer matters, especially when it comes to making critical decisions about your recruitment process.

Trying DIY Recruitment?

Many companies are adopting a “wait-and-see” approach, attempting to handle recruitment in-house before making the decision to engage an external agency. Of course, this is a viable route, but at what cost?

Let’s consider this: Job postings on platforms like Monster Jobs can cost anywhere from €300 to €500 per week. A single job posting on LinkedIn can also set you back by €300 if you’re not on one of their subscription plans. These costs add up quickly, and that’s not even considering the internal time and resources spent on screening and interviewing candidates.

The Invisible Cost of Poor Decisions 

In a market that’s as dynamic as it is uncertain, the cost of making a poor hiring decision goes beyond just money. It includes time, effort, and the potential disharmony introduced into your existing teams. So, when you choose to ‘DIY’ your recruitment, you’re not just spending money on job posts; you’re also risking a bad hire that could cost your company far more in the long run.

The Seasonal Trend: Your Window of Opportunity

We’ve noticed that the recruitment cycle tends to have seasonal trends. If we’re indeed in a peak period, which our own increasing engagements suggest, it becomes even more crucial to act smartly and swiftly. Every missed opportunity now may not return until the next uptick in the cycle.

Invest Once, Invest Right 

The seasonal patterns and economic uncertainties should influence your decision-making process. If you’re going to invest in recruitment, make it a one-time, worthwhile investment. Partnering with a specialized agency like Intelligent Employment not only gives you access to a curated talent pool but also ensures that you’re making informed decisions backed by data and market insights.

Let’s Discuss

Is this surge in job vacancies a mere seasonal phenomenon or a significant market change? What’s your take on it? More importantly, are you geared to seize this moment effectively? Let’s bring this discussion online and share experiences.

If you’re feeling the seasonal pinch and need to make quick, yet informed, hiring decisions, we’re here to help. Intelligent Employment is more than just a recruitment agency; we’re your strategic partner in making intelligent hiring decisions, especially when time is of the essence.