How Recruiters Can Manage an Influx of Applicants This Fall

Employee Benefit NewsBy Employee Benefit News
October 6th, 2023 • 3 Minutes

As summer comes to an end and workers prepare themselves for the final quarter of the year, recruiters are faced with the September surge, a period between Labor Day and Halloween when companies increase hiring. But are recruiters ready to meet demand?

With nearly 9.5 million views on TikTok, #SeptemberSurge has garnered a global audience, with many job seekers hoping to secure a new job before the holidays. Recruiters, on the other hand, are working to find new talent before the holiday rush or to ensure they have full staff when they start the new year. Either way, the September surge represents a moment where recruiters’ and job seekers’ needs are largely aligned, says Michael Cain, director of recruiting at Paycor, a workforce management software company.

“The reason will vary based on what industry the recruiter is coming from,” says Cain. “The retail space is gearing up for the holiday season and healthcare companies expect an influx of questions as people change their benefits at the end of the year. So you’ll see a lot of hiring activity begin in that September space.”

This article originally appeared in EBN and was written by Deanna Cuadra, Senior Reporter at EBN. It is being reposted with permission.

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