“When do you need this person to start?” you ask the hiring manager.
“Yesterday,” the manager replies.
Does this sound familiar? Recruiters hear this hear this every day.
Hiring is based on factors like sales, product demand, growth, or attrition. It’s dependent on budgets, demands of the investors, stockholders, and the board of directors Decisions then come down from the CEO, the VPs, senior management, and the managers themselves. Recruiting has its highs and lows. One minute it’s hot, the next minute it’s not. There are hiring peaks, hiring slowdowns, and even hiring freezes. During hiring peaks, recruiters and managers are extremely busy.
There are some things to consider during a hiring peak. Managers are often anxious to get people hired and in the door because they do not want to lose their headcount. This is completely understandable. Recruiters are hired to handle stressful situations. They must be able to multitask and deliver candidates in a timely fashion. With all of this being said, there are some real dangers to consider during a hiring peak. Here are three things to consider: keep reading…