Grow Your Business with Passive Job Candidates
Every good hiring manager has been there. You hired a standout employee. They instantly made an impact at your company. They helped your team grow and established your business as an industry leader. But now, for whatever reason, your star player has decided it is time for greener pastures. They have given you their two weeks' notice and you are in a panic. Even for the best hiring manager, this can be a nerve-wracking experience.
When it’s time to start recruiting for key replacements for your staff, there are a number of important factors to consider. Of course, there are the obvious ones: What pay rate can you offer? Where are you located? What is the schedule? How about the benefits?
But how do you find somebody who isn’t in it for the money? You’re looking for an employee who is in it for the long haul and prepared to fill some big shoes. In 2023, industry experts are suggesting that passive candidates might be the key to filling key vacancies and keeping your business running at maximum efficiency.
Now before we get ahead of ourselves, what is a passive candidate?
First and foremost, a passive job candidate is typically someone who is currently employed. In most cases, these individuals possess a unique combination of skills, experience, and qualifications that make them extra desirable for hiring managers in their industry. Whether it’s a specific license, or perhaps the ability to speak a second language to help them better connect with customers, passive candidates possess the skills necessary to succeed in your company's niche.
So why choose passive candidates? The benefits are numerous. Passive candidates are less active on job boards like Indeed and ZipRecruiter. They are the type of employee that starts a new job and commits to growing with that company. This often makes them easier to retain over the long haul. It also means they are less likely to receive calls from other recruiters during orientation classes at your company headquarters.
What's more, due to their inactivity on job boards, they are less likely to be interested in interviewing with other companies in the first place. So you are targeting the best candidates with the least amount of competition. It is a win/win situation.
That being said, with the benefits of passive candidates also come a few disadvantages. When dealing with highly qualified candidates, you are inevitably going to find that they are more expensive to hire. But there are also costs associated with advertising jobs and repeatedly onboarding/training less qualified associates, which means the increased salary for your passive candidate could end up saving you money in the long run. Plus, this individual can be viewed as a long-term investment in your company, so it's more justifiable to pay a premium.
Naturally, it is also more difficult to identify passive candidates. You will need to have an experienced recruiter and a top-notch plan in place to locate passive candidates that are the right fit for your team. While you might have the staff in place to make this happen, it can also be beneficial to partner with a staffing company in order to make this process easier. Staffing companies are filled with veteran staffing experts that can find the candidates you need faster than your competition will.
With that in mind, we recommend contacting our team of staffing pros at Accurate Personnel. We are ready to help you grow your business today! Visit our website at www.accurateusa.com or give us a call at 847-310-9100. Apply today, work tomorrow. That’s Accurate.