September always feels to me the like start of the school year. And many people get back into the office invigorated after their summer break. A couple of weeks on the beach is a great way to relax and destress – it’s also a great opportunity to reassess career choices. The number of applications to our online job advertisements surge in September. Applications can be up by 30% at this time of year.
So make sure when your team comes back refreshed and raring to go that their motivation is focused on you and not ‘raring to go’ elsewhere!
It’s a good time to re-cap on priorities for the year, motivate everyone with a bit of team building and communicate your vision for the future and how it benefits them. So whilst, as a recruiter, that surge in applications is great for me – for your sake, make sure it’s not your team that is filling in our job applications