The Best Guide to Recruiting Passive Candidates

Recruiting Passive Candidates
Recruiting Passive Candidates

Who are the passive candidates?

Do you need a different strategy to recruit these passive candidates?

Ok, let’s find out.

A passive candidate is someone who is already employed and not actively looking for any job.

But this doesn’t mean that if a better opportunity is offered they will not consider it. If you are only recruiting people who are currently looking for a job, then you may miss out the most potential pool of talent.

Get to know your passive talent
Get to know your passive talent

 

So, it becomes more tough for the recruiters to attract these passive candidates and hire them.

But, why is it tough to reach them?

Because

  • It takes more effort and persuasion to attract these candidates.
  • They can be more challenging to connect with
  • They often hold out for the right offer
  • And most importantly, companies don’t know how to approach them.

How to improve your ability to attract and hire these potential talents?

You have to find out what motivates them to accept your offer.

It may be better compensation and benefits, better work-life balance or a job that is the perfect fit for their skill sets. You should also find out the impressive way to approach them.

Employer Branding:

75% of candidates would not take up a job with an organization with a bad reputation, even if they are unemployed.

So, make sure your employer branding doesn’t keep you from getting the potential talent.  

Communications:

Follow up these candidates periodically. This is essential and yet many passive candidates have experienced poor communications. Keep them in the loop with regular intervals. Otherwise, it will poorly reflect your organization.

Best ways to recruit passive candidates are:

 

  • Source them through employee referrals
  • Through social media or
  • Through their professional networks.

An employee referral program can be an excellent source for hiring these passive candidates. Turn your employees into an army of recruiters to share how great it is to work for your company.

75% of passive candidates are found on LinkedIn who are already employed, so it is the shop window to search for your ideal candidate. Facebook and Twitter are also another fantastic ways to search for your passive talent pool. Using specific hashtags you can search for a specific set of communities matching your requirement.

So, strategize your hiring so that it appeals the passive candidates and you can hire and retain the top talent for your organization.

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Campus Recruitment and HirePro

Campus recruitment and Hirepro
Campus Recruitment and HirePro

A survey says as much as 84% of companies globally, understand the importance of campus recruitment. But, having said so, almost all of them agree on the fact that attracting campus talent is quite uphill a task.

In fact, it’s no secret that industries at large have been facing a major talent gap of late. The battle for talent acquisition has made organizations explore newer and better ways to source best-in-class talent through campus recruitment. With more than a lakh students adding up to the talent pool every year in India, the gap is widening.

Among the ways, organizations are implementing to change the face of recruitment, one of the major ones is, changing the dynamics of campus recruitment. Organizations today more than often hire from campuses well before the candidates graduate. As a result, providing them ample time to develop their role-specific skill sets by the time they graduate.  

Re-thinking your Campus Recruitment Program

Here’s how organizations could re-think their campus recruitment strategy for better results when it comes to acquiring talent:

1.  Indulge in employer branding – Every time an organization evaluates a candidate, the candidate evaluates the organization as well. It’s essentially important hence, to put the best foot forward. Be it the work culture or organizational policies or even the product/service domain.

2. Understand the candidate – It’s essentially important to understand the candidate – his intent, his expectations. Learn about a candidate’s objective and personal goals and align them to the growth of the organization. It can go a long way in both acquiring and retaining talent.

3. Doing it the “intelligent” way – The approach to acquiring campus talent should be objective, transparent and metric-driven. Many organizations lose out on potential talent due to lack of informed decision-making. Being aware of the talent landscape is a necessity for organizations to on board the right campus talent.

4. Hire anytime, hire anywhere – The talent scenario today demands an omnipresent campus recruitment program. But, in reality, any organization can only visit a handful campuses on a given day. To bridge this growing gap between talent and organizations, remote recruitment needs to be leveraged. Anytime, anywhere hiring is the future of the talent acquisition space by far.

Advantage of HirePro’s Campus Recruitment 

In the highly competitive world of campus recruitment, HirePro acts as a strategic expert partner. HirePro help companies navigate the landscape – from choosing the right campus to holding effective campaigns and managing resource-intensive recruitment simultaneously across several campuses, in a well-coordinated manner.

HirePro’s campus solutions bank on the unmatched strengths of access to 2000+ campuses across the nation. An intuitive understanding of academic specialization and in-depth profiling of campuses and talent creates the foundation for the HirePro’s science of assessment concepts, design, and development.

With seasoned professionals in campus recruitment, HirePro has helped countless companies draw up the ideal campus recruitment program and implement it in an impeccably coordinated manner.

Interested in knowing more about HirePro’s Campus Recruitment Solutions? Connect with us here.