Why recruiters can use HR software during the holidays

Recruiters can prepare for 2014's hiring spree in 2013 with HR software solutions.

Recruiters can prepare for 2014's hiring spree in 2013 with HR software solutions.

The end of the year may be approaching us, but human resources departments are still completing their daily tasks until year's end. Time is spent processing paid time off requests, preparing the implementation of a staffer's retirement packages and sifting through resumes.

At first glance, it may sound surprising that a job seeker would be looking for a job during this time of the year, but those who set time aside to fill out applications and submit resumes are probably more eager to find work, according to CIO Magazine.

The upcoming year could mean the launch of a new department, which means new job openings, so why not take time to see who is interested in the newest batch of job postings? HR software solutions can expedite the hiring process by connecting companies in need of new employees with those who are eager to start work immediately.

It is easy for anyone to get lost in the spirit of the holidays, but if recruiters are taking time off to complete other tasks, it leaves room for a competitor to welcome a qualified candidate.

"Be aware of the fact that people might be taking more time off than usual," Piera Palazzolo, senior vice president of marketing at Dale Carnegie Training, told CIO.

Instead of staying behind the pack, hiring managers who actively prepare for the next year in advance are putting themselves at a significant advantage. Even though time is limited with holiday parties and personal commitments, HR software solutions can allow hiring managers to complete their work on schedule, as this technology can process through more resumes than the plain eye can.

From there, recruiters can either start the interview process for a selection of prospective hires or begin lining up interviews for the next year.