The summer is a notoriously slow time for recruiting. Both job seekers and hiring decision-makers are often out of office, resulting in longer delays and fewer activities. However, when you have the right engagement strategy, your summer hiring goals don’t have to take a back seat to summer vacation.
Keep these tips in mind as you fight through the summer hiring slump.
When candidates receive a cold introduction from recruiters, there’s a necessary period of warming up in which prospective candidates will want to know about you and the opportunities you have to offer. Mutual connections can speed up this phase because they can prove your sincerity and legitimacy. Use LinkedIn to gain a glimpse into candidates’ professional networks and find connections you share. Even connections in the second degree – a friend of a friend – can become useful bridging tools.
You may not be busy with recruiting efforts now, but that won’t last long. The big recruiting peak of the autumn is just around the corner. Now is the right time to strategize and consider what roles will need to be filled in the coming months.
Make a real connection by using Wavely to chat with potential candidates.