When does a gift no longer become a gift? When the gift is required. With the holidays approaching, IT recruiters may feel obligated to buy for nearly everyone in their lives, making it difficult to determine where to draw the line. As for giving gifts at technical recruiting companies, it should never be mandatory. If an IT recruiter wishes to spread some holiday cheer, here are some tips to show appreciation in a tactful manner.
The last thing a present should do is upset someone. If a technical recruiter chooses to give gifts to select people, keep in mind he may be offending those who are left out. Also, he should not expect a gift in return or he may end up being insulted. Avoid spending too much or the receiver will feel uncomfortable and never give inappropriate presents, especially in the IT staffing office.
Celebrate with the IT Staffing Firm
A better way to celebrate the holidays is to get the whole IT recruiting company involved. Bring in baked goods or have a potluck lunch. IT headhunters will be experiencing some diversity while also treating taste buds and learning about peers’ culture. If one is not into baking or cooking, pass out holiday cards with a personal message to co-workers and hiring managers or suggest a Yankee swap and gift exchange.
Choose Not to Participate
Some might consider it Scrooge-ish by not partaking in office gift exchanges, but often this is the easiest way to avoid drama or hard feelings. If technical recruiters happen to receive a gift, say thank you and do not dwell on reciprocating. When people ask to join in on the present exchange you have the option to say no.
During economic hardships, the idea of gift giving should be reserved for closest friends and family. Do not let what should be a joyful time of the year stress you out!
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.