In the recruitment space, we’re constantly hearing about active versus passive candidates and, to complicate things further, we’re also starting to hear about semi-active candidates, tiptoers, and more. The fact of the matter is that you’re really just trying to find the best candidate, and that candidate may be unemployed, employed but looking, employed by not looking, or employed and not open to a new opportunity. You won’t know until you find, and speak with, them. But the different types of candidates have different motives and levels of interest, so your recruitment strategy must appeal to each group so you can effectively find, recruit and hire the best candidates.
With the current unemployment rate at 7.9% and 69% of employed workers willing to consider a new job, it should be a lot easier to get a conversation going with candidates. What’s keeping candidates from contacting you back, and what can you can do about it?
During the Oct 3, 2012 presidential debate, Republican nominee Mitt Romney spoke about budget cuts he would make if elected: “I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m gonna stop other things.” He clarified, “I like PBS, I like Big Bird…” but his intention to cut funding was clear.
Bright Labs predicts 243,000 net new jobs for September 2012. This indicates a modest drop in the unemployment rate in September, the strongest month since January 2012. The Bright Employment Index (BEI) is plotted with Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report numbers, but is an independent metric reflecting employment based upon the volume of job […]