Recruiters have traditionally separated active and passive candidates, focussing on those actively searching for new positions.
But in today’s tightening labour markets, do ‘passive’ candidates still exist? Is every employee in fact open to new job opportunities?
And once recruiters find a passive candidate who is ideal for the job, what’s the best way to approach them and keep them on side?
Passive candidates – those who are not looking for a new job opportunity – may be an untapped source of talent in industries facing skills shortages.
However, Natalie Firth, co-founder and CEO at Think Talent, believes everyone is open to hearing about new job opportunities, and that there are no truly passive candidates.