Are Holidays Boosting Your Workload? Work with a Recruitment Agency

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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The holidays are almost here. For most people, this evokes images of snow-covered landscapes, colourful lights, and beautifully wrapped presents. For hiring managers, employers, and business owners, it can evoke images of never-ending production orders, an ever-growing pile of orders, and barren floors with too few employees.

Many businesses experience an uptick in demand during the holiday season. This busy time affects almost every industry, from retail to automotive to even tourism and recreation!

Getting a Helping Hand

As a result of being so busy, many employers find they need a helping hand or several during the holiday season. You may need to hire a few additional employees to handle the holiday rush. These positions may be temporary, contract, or seasonal.

The problem with hiring while you’re busy is how much time and effort hiring can demand. You may need help, but if you’re already falling behind on orders, it may not seem wise to put the time into hiring.

How to Make Hiring Easier

The problem with hiring is the time and effort it takes. It takes time to sort through applications, interview candidates, and pick the right person for the job. Then there’s the risk of making a bad hire.

There’s an easy way to make hiring less stressful. Work with a recruitment agency to ease the hiring process, especially at this busy time of year.

What a Recruitment Agency Can Do for You

Many people express some hesitancy about recruitment agencies. There are many myths and misconceptions about these agencies, after all. Most employers and hiring managers, however, know a recruiter can be their best friend.

This is especially true when you’re hiring while you’re busy. You need more hands on deck, no question. The challenge can be getting the right people into roles. Sometimes, you may not even be able to fill all the roles you have available!

A recruitment agency can help you get the right people and the right number of people too.

How They Help

A recruitment agency is essentially composed of professional hiring managers. The recruiters are experts at every stage of the hiring process. After all, it’s what they do! They use expert knowledge and specialized tools to help you find the people you need.

A recruitment agency also has access to a larger pool of job seekers. Since they work with job seekers and employers alike, recruiters are in a unique position to match candidates to roles quickly and easily. In short, recruiters can help you find more candidates and more qualified candidates to fill roles within your company.

Narrowing the Field

“More candidates” may sound like a nightmare to a busy hiring manager! You’re pressed for time as it is. The last thing you need is additional applications to comb through.

A recruitment agency helps here too. The recruiters can screen applications for the right fit. They’ll pass along only those candidates they feel truly meet your criteria. You get only the most qualified candidates from an expanded pool of job seekers.

This narrows the field substantially. At the end of the day, you’ll review fewer candidates than if you were to put out the call for job seekers on your own. This saves you time. You don’t need to sort through hundreds of applications.

Speeding Up

You can move through the hiring process faster when you work with a recruitment agency. At this busy time of year, that’s welcome news for most employers. The recruiters find more candidates sooner through their expanded network. They screen and send you only the most qualified candidates. You have fewer people to choose from and fewer interviews to conduct.

Hiring decisions are often made easier when you work with a recruitment agency.


Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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