As 2019 comes to a close, hiring slows and your FTE forecast for next year grows, we enter the “Holiday Season” with the intent of ending the year. With vacations and holidays planned over the next 45 days most organizations concentrate on the following:
Budgeting – P&L
Marketing & Growth Strategies
Hiring Initiatives and Corporate Planning
Traditionally, this is a time to celebrate the successes or milestones achieved throughout the year. These times and events are for companies to should appreciation to the teams and individuals that helped contribute to a department, business line or company’s overall success.
This time of the year is also the most opportunistic for executives to take advantage of the success achieved and use that leverage to start hiring for 2019 NOW! As the year comes to a close and 2019 comes into focus, both employers & employees have started making those important decisions – “should I stay or should I go”?
PSST, Attention Employers & Executives – December is the best time to start interviewing for your most difficult or important hiring initiatives of 2019. Today’s market landscape is ultra-competitive and as corporations begin to ‘jockey’ for position, start your dialogue and meetings with desired candidates right now. Why now do you ask? The talent you will be looking for in Q1 of 2019 will shortly be receiving bonuses earned for 2018, using a large portion of their PTO or Vacation days, receiving any 401K match and most importantly – they already know where they want to be next year.
According to LinkedIn– “January is termed moving month and most research shows the average time to hire ranges from 35 – 55 days. That means the more prepared you are going into January the better chance you have at taking advantage of that extremely active talent pool that you need as part of your team, next year.” January is called moving month since more people are changing their jobs that time of year.
- According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) the national unemployment rates were predicted to fall from 3.7% in 2018 to 3.5% in 2019.>
It is becoming increasingly difficult to hire Key Talent next year and the best time to start, is right now.
Leverage our firm’s 15 years of direct industry experience within; PBM, Managed Care, Pharmacy, Health Systems, and Healthcare Technology as part of your Talent Strategy.
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