Are there Seasonal Trends in Hiring New Employees?

With the changing of the season just around the corner, you might be wondering just what else progresses in a cycle like that. For instance, have you noticed that during a certain time of year your company is more likely to be searching for new employees than during others? Believe it or not, there are patterns to the hiring process that coincide almost exactly with the seasons. So what part of the cycle are we headed into now, and how can you prepare your company with pre-employment screening services? AIR Pre-Hire has the answer.

The Summer Job Search Slump

During the summer months (June through August), hiring tends to slow, if not to a halt than at least to a significantly lessened pace. A major reason behind this is simply that people are less available in the summer; managers and supervisors use more vacation days during this season, so ensuring that everyone is present for an interview/hiring decision can be difficult. This puts many job seekers, such as recent graduates, at a disadvantage as they all swarm the job market at that time. That added competition on top of a slower hiring rate makes summer employment tricky to secure.

Rise in Fall

 After everyone has returned from their vacations and the weather has started to cool, the job market starts to heat up. September and October have been shown to be among the best times to set out on a job hunt, and consequently, managers might end up with more difficult hiring decisions on their hands. The influx of qualified candidates poses the issue of how to pick the best one- each applicant seems as perfect as the next, right? With pre-employment screening services, however, you are given new tools to further narrow down the field and develop a team that will work best for you all year long.

Seasonal Hiring Patterns


AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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