Merry Christmas! – December 2017

It’s that time of year again, already! I don’t know about you but I feel like Christmas has snuck up on us this year. Don’t be disheartened! Let’s embrace the holiday spirit, say Merry Christmas and put on our Santa hats ready to end December 2017 on a positive note. With only four weeks left of the year here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative to get organised for a smooth transition into the New Year.

Spirit of Giving

With all the hustle and bustle have you let some of your client relationships slide? This is the perfect time of year to get into the Spirit of Giving and renew those valuable relationships you’ve work so hard to establish. Why not send a personalised Christmas card with a bottle of wine or some nice chocolates or a goodie basket? Reaffirm your working relationship and let your clients know you’re thinking of them.

Make a List and Check It Twice

Don’t just tie up all your loose ends and pack up your desk but plan for the New Year. Take advantage of this opportunity to evaluate where your company is at. Writing down your 2018 goals can help focus you when you return in the New Year. Can you explore new business avenues? Who can you see within your organisation that could learn a new skill? Take on a new task or be offered a new position? Where are your recruitment gaps? Take the time to plan out your recruitment a year ahead so that you’re not wasting time and can hit the ground running come January 2018.

A Christmas Carol

This is the perfect opportunity to sing your staff’s praises. Never underestimate the power of positive reinforcement! Rewarding good work will encourage happy staff. Staff who go above and beyond should have their efforts noticed and appreciated. Giving staff the impression that their contribution isn’t valued, will only produce unenthused clock watchers with little incentive or motivation to maintain high standards. Happy staff leads to the increased productivity and helps promote a good company culture.

Santa’s Helpers

Despite your best efforts you might not get through your workload before the holiday shutdown. If there’s too much to get through, call in some extra help. Bringing in some Christmas casuals or temps to help tie up those loose ends. It’s a simple solution to avoid extra stress! Contact an agency such as The Recruitment Alternative to handle this for you. The last thing you want to worry about is paying extra fees at the end of the year! We offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 0800 587 546.

Once you’re all organised and your 2018 plan in place, remember to enjoy some well deserved time off. Eat that extra bit of turkey with cranberry sauce, build a snow man out of sand at the beach, recharge your batteries and return to work fresh and ready for new ventures!

Merry Christmas to all from our friendly team at The Recruitment Alternative!

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The Recruitment Alternative, South Islands Affordable Recruitment Agency are currently recruiting Sales staff – See our Job Board.

We recruit everything from new graduates to high-end senior management roles.

The Recruitment Alternative have recruitment professionals on staff who understand the industry and who also understand the Sales recruitment landscape.

If you’re a BDM Sales Manager or a graduate wanting to build your career it is vital that you stay abreast of all the developments in order to maximise your chances of remaining competitive in the job market. You will find that employers and recruitment agencies are always looking for key sales people who are up to date with their skills and who can demonstrate how they can add value. Once you have secured the interview it’s now time to plan to secure the job.

With any job interview, first impressions are crucial. Before the interview makes sure you research the prospective employer and understand the nature of their business. Do a Google search to find out who their customers are, how and when the company was established and other relevant statistics. Prepare the weekend before your interview by planning your journey to the company. If necessary, do a practise run to get there on time.

Our top 10 tips for interviews:

  • Make sure you arrive on time
  • Always dress appropriately for an interview
  • Know your abilities. What programs have you worked with? Know your previous KPI’s.
  • Do you know what your weaknesses are? Have something ready to discuss if they are this question.
  • Smile and give eye contact. Learn to smile with your tone of voice
  • Remember an interview is an opportunity for you to decide whether the company is right for you as much as it is the other way around. Have some questions ready to ask them.
  • Thank the interviewer/s for their time and shake their hand.
  • Listen and ensure you’re answering the question they have asked!
  • Don’t interrupt or talk over the interviewers and make sure you tell them that you are interested in the job.
  • Before you leave… Ask about the next stage of the interview process.

Good luck