Usually, the flow of candidates slows down considerably in December, as you will know if you’ve ever tried to hire anyone around this time of year.

Not this year. We have seen such large numbers of candidates for some of the roles we are working on at the moment that we had to pause the ads to have enough time to respond to all the candidates.

I thought it might just be these particular jobs, but I was talking with our Indeed account manager just yesterday, and he says it’s been happening across the board. He thinks it may be because of all the uncertainty and tough financial situations, and this is encouraging more candidates to apply at this time than usual.

There is no sign of the rush slowing down.

So, if you are thinking of hiring anyone, now is a much better time to start than you would have thought. But you must make sure you get back to candidates quickly. We know you may well be very busy at the moment, but a delayed response is a great way to lose good candidates.

We have even had some really excellent candidates for remote Machine Learning Engineer positions (these are pretty hard to find). Our client then needed to change the requirements at the last minute and locate people on-site. This meant our candidates no longer met the key location requirement. So let me know if you are looking for any Machine Learning candidates or know someone who is.

Just get in touch if you have any questions or would like a quick chat.

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