In recruiting, there’s really no such thing as downtime. As the seasons change, so do hiring needs. For many organizations, summertime means extra breathing room, with hiring slowing from late June to mid-August. Longer days, nicer weather and the lure of vacation take people out of the office and make it difficult to even get interviews on the schedule. Candidates relax, too, spending less time in your talent pool and more time in the outdoor one. But no matter when your hiring ebbs, there is always plenty to do to prepare for the next flow.