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  • Writer's pictureKeith Stewart

Prepare Now for Hiring in the New Year


Preparing for hiring in the new year involves a combination of strategic planning, adapting to changing trends, and focusing on attracting top talent. Whether you are working with a recruiter or doing it on your own, here are 7 areas employers should consider now to prepare for hiring in the new year:


1. Review and Update Job Descriptions

Assess your current workforce needs and update job descriptions accordingly, clearly outlining responsibilities, qualifications, and expectations.


2. Evaluate and Adjust Recruitment Strategies

Analyze the effectiveness of your current recruitment strategies, and consider new channels, such as social media, industry-specific job boards, or professional networking platforms.


3. Enhance Employer Branding

Strengthen your employer brand to attract top talent by showcasing company culture, values, and employee success stories.


4. Stay Informed of Compensation Trends

Research industry salary trends to ensure your compensation packages are competitive and consider benefits and perks that can set your company apart.


5. Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Ensure that your hiring practices promote diversity and equal opportunities.


6. Flexible Work Options

Consider flexible work arrangements, such as remote work or flexible hours, to broaden your pool of potential candidates and appeal to a wider range of professionals.


7. Legal Compliance

Stay informed about changes in employment laws and regulations to ensure that your hiring practices comply with relevant legislation (i.e., Pay Transparency laws).


By proactively addressing these areas, employers can position themselves for success in attracting and hiring top talent in the new year. If you’d like help achieving your hiring goals, SCG Recruiting is here to assist you.


Good Luck, and Happy Hunting!

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