As a restless workaholic my Christmas Eve was spent in the office until the early hours of Christmas morning. The festivities nonetheless offered a brief respite and a well deserved opportunity to enjoy the fruits of our labour. I have always found the festive period to be a convenient medium for reflection but most importantly in our case a symbol for success which most recently culminated in our most successful month since our inception. Whilst avoiding clichéd motto’s about new starts, it is hard to ignore the romance of adopting new goals. There’s something seductive about 1st January, the ability to draw a line under the previous year offers staff and businesses alike ample opportunity to take advantage of this unique time to rejuvenate and breed renewed confidence across the workforce.
January also represents a fresh start for prospective job seekers with New Years resolutions offering an extra incentive to make that all important next step or transition in a career. For recruiters that extra incentive ensures that the January period is now a candidate driven marketplace. I find interesting parallels to the glamour that can be associated with football transfer sagas over the course of the January window and the rush to recruit top talent amidst the rush in a bid to improve fortunes. Whilst I sit here, snug in a blanket of cosy nostalgia with thoughts of Ruud Gullit as the most expensive player on the planet, excited by the expense, his hair and his moustache, recruiting top talent in other fields requires the same intuition and sound practise that many football clubs will be adopting this month. Protecting assets whilst seeking to build through invest can be attributed to both football clubs and businesses with ambitions of longer-term progress. For a candidate the feeling of securing a new and challenging role is life changing however the ‘buzz’ will be felt by no one more so than the recruiter.
The commencement of 2016 also offers an opportunity to look back at our own progression. As a ‘forward thinking’ agency, we have made a habit of doing things differently through our monthly ‘Think Tank’, an exercise I introduced in a bid to adopt, challenge existing processes and introduce new methods and practises to differentiate from other businesses. Yet since our formation our early work, whilst sound now feels like the British Museum with stolen Elgin Marbles and artefacts with monuments from yesteryear propping up the structure when seeking harsh comparisons. The last 12 months have been testament to this continued growth, which will carry us through until the fall of 2016.
If your resolution is to make that next move, I can be contacted directly to discuss your options.