It’s our 10 year Anniversary today at Lincoln & Creed, Inc! We’re proud to have thrived in the great “recession”, and in the years following. Our services expanded, our client base grew, and our clients themselves have grown. It’s been a great ride, and we look forward to the next 10 years!
Typically there are scheduling issues for certain times of the year which can add a layer of difficulty to a hiring process. Summer holidays and Winter holidays come to mind. Historically, December has been termed a “slow” month by many employers and by many third party recruiters. But 2017 has not been slow. On the contrary, we may finish December as our best month ever. In nine years of business this has, by far, been our busiest month of closings as well as for new business. I think it’s a reflection of the growing trend to be in a candidate driven environment, with engineering firms really challenged to fill open positions. I’m hearing from other recruiting firms that they are experiencing something similar in their industries, although not to the extent that we have seen. We’re looking forward to helping more firms finish strong, and to help more candidates find jobs that they love, as well as starting 2018 with a bang.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!
In today’s candidate driven culture (more jobs than qualified candidates), companies are seeing more turned down offers. Some of this may be the result of counteroffers. What can companies do to reduce this problem? One thing is to really know what is motivating your candidate to consider change. A reputable recruiter will have this information in spades so that you can personalize your approach to great candidates. Change in culture, clear leadership, more collaborative group, more vacation time, any and all of these can help you seal the deal long before the offer gets inked. Recruiters are there to help you keep the candidate focused on what is most important to them. More money won’t fix the overall problems and studies show over and over again that accepting a counter will still result in your employee leaving within one year. We can help you decrease counter offers and fill positions quicker.