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Recruit your marketing team for 2018 now

Getting the new year off to a great start means having the right people around you. And now is the time to assess your team and plans for 2018 to make sure they match up.  The first quarter of any year is always the busiest so don’t get left behind by having a think about the following:

Your plan is to bring someone in by Jan 2018

The UK economy is in a position of full employment so finding your ideal candidate isn’t going to be straight forward. And with the average recruitment lifecycle being 2 months, even starting now may not mean you have your next superstar in before the end of January. Get that brief out now!

2017 isn’t over

Don’t get caught up in the Christmas countdown, or let time drift by in the last two months of the year. The period in the run up to Christmas is an ideal time to get people in for interview and make offers for people to start in January. Many are having time off for Christmas shopping and if they are already thinking about their career plan for 2018 then surely they’re the ones you want in your business!

Get ahead of the competition

Other companies may rest on their laurels and wait until the new year before putting any staffing changes in place. Don’t make their mistake. You don’t want to start recruiting only to discover that the best people have already found a new position.

Give yourself time

Make your recruitment process the best that it can be to give yourself the greatest chance of finding the right people. Writing job descriptions, finding candidates, and having interviews all takes time and resources. Plan for this, and give it the time and effort it deserves. 

Talk to us

If you’re not sure where to start with your recruitment plans then talk to us about it. Give us a call and we’ll chat you through the best way to manage the whole recruitment process. This will help you to be properly prepared with the knowledge you need to get started.

Get 2018 off to the best start

The new year inspires us - many people return to work full of drive and ambition. However, if you then need to wait to recruit people before you can move forward with your exciting plans, it will hold you back. Have your team ready to go so that you can launch your plans as soon as the new year arrives. 2018 could be a truly exciting year for you – position your business now so that it’s raring to go in the new year.


Richard is the CEO of The Marketing Optimist a specialist marketing consultancy based in Yorkshire. He specialises in helping businesses apply agile marketing strategies to deliver ROI.