It seems to happen year after year, regardless of what the economy looks like: when summer gradually comes to a close, recruiting results tend to rise. Many employees have now enjoyed their summer vacations, are returning from long-planned trips, kids are soon heading back to school, the hustle of summer fades into the ease of autumn, and with all this, prospective candidates are far more open to explore new career opportunities. Now is the time for hiring firms to take advantage (as many competitors surely are) of this year-after-year change in the recruiting tide. Actively recruiting and retaining new employees now means having those new hires trained and fully functional well before the holiday season.