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12 Days of Christmas Recruitment Tips: How to Hire the Best Candidates for Your Team

  • Publish Date: Posted 7 months ago
  • Author:by Lauren Turner

The holiday season is here, and with it comes a great opportunity to refresh your recruitment strategies and find the best candidates for your team. Whether you're preparing for the new year or simply looking to make your team stronger, the next 12 days could be crucial for your recruitment success. In this blog post, we'll share 12 recruitment tips that are guaranteed to help you streamline your hiring process, identify the best talent, and make the most out of your recruitment efforts.


Day 1: Update Your Job Descriptions

A great job description is essential for attracting the most qualified candidates. Take the time to review and update your job postings, making sure they accurately reflect the core responsibilities of the role and outline the experience and qualifications required.


Day 2: Scout Out Passive Candidates

Not all the best candidates are actively seeking new opportunities. Reach out to passive candidates who may be open to hearing about a new opportunity. LinkedIn is a great place to start searching for potential candidates.


Day 3: Leverage Social Media

Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can be great tools for recruiting. Share job openings, company updates, and other interesting content to help generate interest in your company.


Day 4: Improve Your Recruitment Process

Find ways to speed up your recruitment process without sacrificing quality. This may include automating parts of the recruitment process, like resume screening or scheduling interviews.


Day 5: Use Employee Referrals

Employee referrals can be a valuable source of quality candidates. Encourage your team to refer qualified candidates and offer incentives for successful hires.


Day 6: Prioritise Diversity and Inclusion

Diverse teams are often the most successful. Make sure your recruitment efforts prioritize diversity and inclusion, including using inclusive language in your job postings and reaching out to underrepresented groups.


Day 7: Invest in Employer Branding

Your employer brand can make a big difference in the quality of candidates you attract. Invest in developing your employer brand and share your company culture through your website, social media channels, and job postings.


Day 8: Attend Job Fairs & Networking Events

Job fairs and networking events can be great opportunities to meet potential candidates face-to-face. Attend local events in your industry and come prepared to ask questions and make a great first impression.


Day 9: Conduct Structured Interviews

Structured interviews with a clear set of questions can help you identify the best candidates and make more objective hiring decisions.


Day 10: Offer Competitive Compensation & Benefits

Salary and benefits packages are often key factors in a candidate's decision to accept a job offer. Conduct market research to ensure you're offering salary and benefits that are competitive with other companies in your industry.


Day 11: Provide Candidates with a Positive Experience

Every candidate deserves respect and a seamless recruitment experience. Provide clear communication throughout the process and offer feedback, regardless of whether a candidate is selected for the role or not.


Day 12: Focus on Retention

Retention should be a key focus for any recruitment strategy. Offer great benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and a positive work environment to help keep your employees engaged and happy.



 Recruitment can be challenging, but with the right tips and strategies, you can find and hire the best candidates for your team. Use the next 12 days to focus on your recruitment efforts and implement some of the strategies we've shared. By giving thought to your employer brand, improving your recruitment process, conducting structured interviews, prioritising diversity and inclusion, and investing in retention, you'll be well on your way to building a team of high-performing professionals that support your company's goals.​

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