Everyone, everywhere needs a little holiday cheer.

Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, the last two weeks of the year are a season for everyone to reflect on all that has happened in the past year, and, to anticipate all the good things we hope for in the New Year to come.

Given that it’s my first year as Editor at RecruitingDaily, I don’t have a lot to reflect on as the year winds down except to say that to my way of thinking, recruiting and talent acquisition is probably THE most important function in just about any workplace.

Finding the next generation of great talent that will drive your organization ahead is a critically important need in any operation. That makes recruiters, sourcers, hiring managers, and all TA professionals the backbone of the company, the bass line in the orchestra, and something that no organization can do without.

My New Year’s wish is to bring you not only more great information in 2018, but also more insightful, interesting, and thoughtful content here at RecruitingDaily that you simply can’t live without.

If I can do that, even in some small way, it will be a very merry New Year indeed.

A little cheer to brighten your holiday season

I hope you have a great and glorious New Year, too, and with that, here’s a little holiday cheer courtesy of LinkedIn:

Back in 2013, LinkedIn Talent Solutions came up with this festive holiday video titled the 12 Days of Recruiting ChristmasIt’s a little goofy, but it does seem to really capture a bit of the season, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas.

That’s what a holiday video from somebody like LinkedIn Talent Solutions is supposed to do, isn’t it?

They tried to recapture the spirit again in 2014 with an accapella version of White Christmas. It’s OK, sort of, and although it has it’s moments, it just doesn’t match the goofy fun and seasonal spirit that the 12 Days of Recruiting Christmas did.

No matter. So it goes. Sometimes, you have a year when you did really good work, and then, sometimes you find that even though you tried just as hard and gave a similar effort the next year, it just doesn’t go quite as well.

All of us can appreciate that, I’m sure. That’s why we all need a bit of holiday cheer at this time of year.

C’est la vie, and from all of us at Recruiting Daily, we wish you and yours a very merry holiday season and a happy and fulfilling New Year!

PS I’m ALWAYS looking for people with great insights and perspective on recruiting, sourcing and anything having to do with talent acquisition. Got something to say you’re passionate about? Drop me a note here at [email protected]

John Hollon

John Hollon is managing editor at Fuel50, an AI Opportunity Marketplace solution that delivers internal talent mobility and workforce reskilling. You can download the research reports in their Global Talent Mobility Best Practice Research series at Fuel50.