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The positives and the perils of Christmas hiring

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The positives and the perils of Christmas hiring

It happens every year, that jolly chap wearing red and white comes down the chimney and ushers in a (mostly) fantastic day for you and the family…..

However for you and the company its a time of shortened working weeks, parties, deadlines that seem to come at you even quicker and thoughts about the new year and what it will hold.

Some of the biggest thoughts on your mind are inevitably staffing, retention, expansion and how you are going to hit the ground running in 2019!

So to help you navigate through recruitment in the festive period and beyond, here are Positively Different Solutions Do’s, Don’ts, and Dangers for December…

Do take your time

I know this sounds counter intuitive for a company that provides staffing solutions to say take your time, however the last thing that you and your business want to be doing is rushing into a decision and shoe-horning someone into the business just because recruiters are telling you you have to act fast! Remember why you are hiring in the first place and understand it’syour decision, do what is right for the business and make sure that hire is theperfect fit.

Don’t engage with multiple recruiters

Ok so this one is super important – find a recruitment solutions provider or consultancy that adds something to your business and partner with them. They should be an extension of you; conveying your passion, enthusiasm, energy and drive for your business. They must add value! So don’t fall into the trap and engage with multiple recruiters to hedge your bets. We believe in partnerships, growth, development and finding the perfect match for your new year needs.  We don’t believe in bombarding you with irrelevant CVs before Christmas as the company has a competition to send whoever invoices the most to New York for New Year!


In all the excitement remember your current staff are just as important as any new staff you are looking to bring in. Remember to ensure you retain those excellent workers that helped you have a great 2018 and that have contributed to you being in a position to grow in 2019. Again, it may sound crazy a recruitment company saying this – if you lost staff it would mean we could look to replace them. However we are fortunate to work with some amazing companies and one thing that always rings true, as well as attracts new colleagues, is current staff being happy in the work place.

So if you would like to be one of those companies that joins Positively Different Solutions in partnership and would like to work with a company that will find you the next perfect fit for you business then get in touch on 01606 227705 or Email on simon@positivelydifferent.solutions.

And one last thing…. Have a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year from all at Positively Different Solutions.