From a recruiter’s perspective, there’s a misconception that businesses wind down completely as soon as December hits.  Since starting Synapri back in 2018 we’ve found this couldn’t be further from the truth. In an industry that never sleeps and working remotely isn’t the ‘new norm’ our clients are still keen to continue their recruitment plans and kick off the new year with a bang.

The benefits of recruiting in December;

New Budgets

New year, new budget. Budget tends to be a deciding factor when it comes to hiring and often with a new budget on the horizon for January, December is a great time to start the recruitment process to ensure you have new staff in place for the new year.  

Planning for the year ahead

If you’ve taken the time to sit down and plan for the year ahead and know what you need to do to achieve the goals set out, why wait.


We have a great tendency to plan for the next year, unfortunately whilst we desperately try to finish up projects before the year ends, planning often then takes a back seat. This means that not all employers have recruitment front of mind and therefore there can be less competition in the market. Smart businesses therefore use this time to identify and attract top tech talent.

Securing the right candidate for the job

Career driven candidates are always looking for their next big break. A new year often signals change and even after the year everyone has experienced, we see no exception this year.

Time is on your side

Recruiting takes time, from perfecting the job description to carrying out the interviews. If December is your quiet time, make sure you put it to good use.


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