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Hiring for the Holidays: 10 Tips to Source Candidates

Posted by Erin Borgerson on November 19, 2013

It's that time of year again. The holidays are quickly approaching, and whether you own aIpad Cover business or are staffing your store for the busy season, it's clear that the talent pool isn't as abundant as it usually is. Here's why...

Hiring for the holidays is up 39% in retail as well as in industries such as: IT, hospitality, and financial services. The problem? Less candidates to go around, which means companies will be struggling to find the right person in a small amount of applicants.

This short guide lays out 10 ways to hunt down the applicants. A little help can make the difference between 5 candidates and 50 candidates. Get started below. 

This guide includes:

  • 10 ways to source candidates
  • Tips on where to source during the holidays
  • Where applicants search for jobs

The guide is iPad, iPhone, computer, and tablet friendly.

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.