It’s hard to believe it’s already the middle of January 2018! Hopefully you’re still feeling the excitement of what the New Year will bring – new talent, what your new hires will add to your growing organization and how your existing team will progress. Just like bringing home a new puppy, hiring managers are bursting with excitement about the potential of their new employees and the contribution they will make to their teams. Reggie is full of potential and, in the right environment, he will thrive and become a valued member of your team.
Don’t forget to acknowledge your existing staff as well. Keep your current employees engaged, meet with them one on one, and provide avenues for advancement. Know that candidates have their own expectations as well. They are doing their homework on your company, as well as the competition. Although you likely have a strong online presence, be sure to position your company as a transparent employer with a desirable company culture. And, if you plan to have new roles filled by the end of Q1, you need to be in the process of evaluating candidates now. Don’t wait…keep the excitement of the New Year going!