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January is the best time to recruit, as online job applications increase

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It’s that time of the year where many people are seeking new jobs – be it as a career upgrade, for better salaries, to explore a new role, or more, as a new year brings new beginnings.

In fact, according to a recent Glassdoor research, in Singapore, there are 20% more job applications started on the site as compared to a typical month.

Across the world, countries such as Canada, Mexico, and the United States have revealed similar data with 20%, 23% and 22% more job applications respectively. France led the way with a 29% increase.



While this means it’s a good time for employers to build up their talent pipelines, many still do not take advantage of the opportunities presented.

Instead, employers are slower to post new job openings during this month – in Singapore, there are 2% less job openings in January as compared to the typical month; while in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, there are 1%, 7%, and 4% less.



Given this, employers do still have plenty of opportunity to hire in the first quarter of 2020, and should make full use of the availability of fresh graduates over the coming months.

In line with this, as a guide for employers in ensuring a good interview experience for candidates as well as a guide to salaries this year, Human Resources Online has compiled the following resources:

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