To a recruiter, passive candidates are gold. They are good at what they do (they’re in a job after all), employers love them, and unlike active candidates, they’re not looking elsewhere for a new role. But attracting their attention takes quite a bit of effort.
The internet is a wonderful place. It provides us with our daily dose of puppy videos and hilarious gifs but interestingly enough, it’s also pretty useful when it comes to work-related matters. Crazy, right? So pause that video of a kitten trying to climb the stairs and get ready to bookmark some pages and follow a few people as we take a look at the recruitment gurus and websites you should be paying close attention to.
Retention; it’s the holy grail of recruitment. Hiring a candidate that not only has the skills to be a success in the role but also has the staying power to make it through that all-important first year is a dream come true for any recruiter. But aside from offering them a salary the size of a small country’s GDP, how can you we boost retention figures to cut down on recruitment costs?
Diversity in the workplace; it’s the one thing that recruiters all over the world are talking about, and we never get tired of talking about this here. From culture to gender and everything else in between, diversity is something that every company and recruiter should have a handle on, and if you don’t already have a plan in place to embrace diversity in the workplace, then it’s time you got started.
Okay, so perhaps over the edge is a little extreme but there’s no doubt that in your time as a recruiter or hiring manager you have come across some of these mistakes and felt like bashing your head against the desk. Yes, these are the mistakes that make you question your sanity and reaffirm the belief that recruitment is a calling, not a career choice. Otherwise, how else could you survive in the industry?