Staying Productive Around the Holidays

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holidaysConsider your hectic schedule of holiday parties, gatherings, school events, and preparations for the season. Pile that on top of your already busy work calendar, and the holidays can quickly become overwhelming.
How do you remain productive over the holidays?
It might be enticing for you to take a bit of a “hiring holiday” at work. Besides recruitment, your HR department is likely knee-deep in planning annual reviews and salary increases for January. Do you really need to continue recruiting during December? YES! Your competitors are actively recruiting, and candidates are still searching.

Competitors in all industry sectors were recruiting last December, however food products, equipment, animal and crop production, and commodities were top hirers on Taking a recruitment vacation right now may mean foregoing top talent.
But, even more importantly, are job seekers still looking now? Absolutely. received more than 2,500 new applicants, and more than 7,000 applications were processed in December 2016. Candidates’ most popular search terms on this time of year are:


  • “Sales”
  • “Internship” or “Intern”
  • “Agronomy” or “Agronomist”
  • “Cattle”
  • “Marketing”

Now is an ideal time to finalize student and intern hiring, and recruit salespeople to kick off revenue production for 2018. All organizations want to start the New Year prepared with the right staff. can help you stay productive over the holidays:


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