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10 tips for recruiting passive talent

Posted by Staff on Apr 6, 2015 11:05:00 AM

According to the LinkedIn Talent Trends of 2014, passive job seekers make up 80-95 percent of the talent market, but only 15 percent of those employed are completely satisfied with their current role. The majority of these candidates are open to exploring new job opportunities or talking to a recruiter.

By focusing solely on active job seekers, recruiters may be missing out on this even greater source of untapped talent. Seeking out passive candidates may be an extra investment of time and resources, but recruiters that embrace this hiring strategy are more likely to retain better qualified candidates down the road. Here are 10 tips you can use to improve your passive recruitment strategy.

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Topics: Talent Acquisition

Why does passive talent matter?

Posted by Staff on Apr 1, 2015 3:57:00 PM

With a steadily improving economy, companies are beginning to feel the need to hire more workers. But a rapidly declining unemployment rate means many of the best qualified candidates are already back to work. This talent, who is often very skilled, is what comprises the elusive and highly coveted pool of workers referred to as “passive candidates.”

What is "passive talent"?

Passive candidates are different from active candidates in a variety of ways. They are usually not submitting resumes, tend to be more honest about what skills they possess and correlate their job satisfaction with how valuable they feel to their employer.

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Topics: Human Resources, Talent Acquisition

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