Can you believe it!? Up until May 2017, there was no National Recruiter Day. There is a National Popcorn Day, a National Vodka Day, and even a National Custodial Workers Recognition Day. There are thousands of ridiculous national holidays but for some reason, no National Recruiter Day.
Well, the moment that every recruiter has been waiting for is here. NATIONAL RECRUITER DAY! On May 30th, 2017, National Recruiter Day was born via a LinkedIn post that went viral:
“Happy National Recruiter Day!
After doing a little research, I discovered that there is not a National Recruiter Day. So, I am hereby proclaiming May 30th, National Recruiter Day. In honor of this special day, please comment with a POSITIVE experience you have had with a recruiter.
Bonus points if you tag that special recruiter in your message!”
What is National Recruiter Day?
National Recruiter Day is the one day of the year when recruiters can take a break. Recruiting is not easy. There are a lot of negative attitudes towards recruiters. The least we can do is allow them one single day when we appreciate the good ones out there.
Sadly, as in every profession, there are some bad recruiters out there who have tainted the title ‘recruiter’. National Recruiter Day is a day for everyone to hear about the life-changing impact a good recruiter can have on a job seekers career.
Should recruiters take this day off?
Absolutely! Recruiters are underappreciated and underpaid. Your company can afford to give you one single day off to show their appreciation for the hard work you put in every day. Let your manager know, if he/she appreciates you, they will read this article and give you the day off.
How to show appreciation to recruiters
Since National Recruiter Day was born on LinkedIn, it is only appropriate to show appreciation to your favorite recruiter on LinkedIn.
On May 30th, write a post on LinkedIn sharing your story about an amazing experience you have had with a recruiter. If possible, tag that recruiter in your post and #NationalRecruiterDay.
Not only are you going to make that recruiters day, you are going to be a part of something huge! Good recruiters are hard to come by, the ones who go above and beyond deserve a little recognition.
National Recruiter Day fun facts:
- National Recruiter Day began May 30th, 2017 on LinkedIn.
- It is a felony to say anything negative about a recruiter on National Recruiter Day (according to this author's own law system).
- National Recruiter Day is recognized in over 15 countries including the USA, India, Brazil, UK, Canada, France, Italy and Mexico.
- National Recruiter Day is awesome and worthy of a day off (for recruiters only).
- Recruiters are ‘thanked’ 10x more on National Recruiter Day than any other day of the year.