December 8, 2020 | General Practice

Why will recruiting Primary Care Professionals in December give you the boost you need?

December is generally overlooked as “the run-up to Christmas” and for this reason, many practices avoid recruiting for their much-needed new primary care staff during this time.

Yet recruiting in December can be really productive – allowing you to get ahead of the competition and hit the ground running in the new year. Here’s just a few reasons why you should earmark the final month of the year for filling your vacancies:

1. Many candidates have the time and inclination

As the old year draws to a close, it’s often a time when people reflect on their situation. So many of us have time off in December – and plenty of people spend this time looking at suitable vacancies. If yours is there to be seen, you’ll notice an influx of results.

2. For some candidates, December is just another month

It may seem as though Christmas is inescapable, but the fact is that not everyone celebrates it. For some people, December is just another month, and so these candidates generally have a little more time to focus on their next career move than you might have previously thought.

3. Have your pick of talent

Many people think about moving roles after their Summer break and will kick their job hunting process off in the winter months. Many companies try and catch people who may be considering a job move as one of their New Year’s Resolutions but having your vacancy out there earlier will allow job seekers to find them over Christmas when they have time off to look. Instead of shouting to be heard in January among the influx of new jobs, you will have your pick of the crop wanting to work with you.

4. Beat the January dogfight for the best people

In January you will be amongst many other people looking for new staff, this will lead to a dogfight for the best people, possibly having to offer the perfect person more money and a better package to attract them to you rather than another employer.

5. Start your new year firing on all cylinders

If you embrace the recruitment process in December, you can have your candidate in place by the time January rolls around. Far from being overwhelmed by juggling interviews with the increased workload, you and your expanded team will already be tackling your next challenge together.

Can we help you to recruit primary care professionals in December?

If you’re looking to recruit primary care professionals for your practice why not give one of our specialist consultants a ring or drop them an email for a no obligation chat about how we could help?

You can call the GP team on 01423 813454 or email us on [email protected]

You can also visit our primary care recruitment page to find out more about what we do or why not read our testimonials to find out how we have helped other practices find their perfect employees in the past.

December 8, 2020 | General Practice