In an age of sustained global talent shortages and record employment rates, recruiters are increasingly looking for more innovative ways to build their talent network and connect with candidates who are not actively seeking a new opportunity. This is particularly prevalent in the technical recruitment sector where the number of opportunities vastly outstrip the number of qualified candidates. A modern recruiters’ challenge is to convert those who are ‘off the grid’ to their next hire.
According to a comprehensive LinkedIn survey of 18,000 users across 26 countries, passive candidates account for around 75% of the workforce, but the number of ‘super-passive’ candidates within this subset is reducing. Implying that more people are on the lookout for a new role. Predominately due to two factors; the increased transparency of these opportunities via social networks and the overall improvement in global economic outlook.