New Year Resolutions, deferred recruiting and staff resignations all combine to create "the perfect recruitment storm" in the first quarter
Welcome back. You've just got your feet under your desk and a key staff member asks you to be a referee as they have just accepted a new job pending your reference.
What now? You have to jump into recruiting an equally capable replacement just to maintain numbers and you will be competing against every employer who waited until January to launch their recruitment campaign (this is a seasonal trend and happens year after year).