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February 2019

Ghosting in the Recruitment Industry

By | Communications, Recruitment

What is ghosting and what effect does it have on recruiting? 

Ghosting refers to going silent on someone – typically in a romantic relationship. As more technology enters professional relationships, this term no longer only applies to dating. Now more than ever, recruiters and candidates are guilty of ‘ghosting’ each other. In a tight job market, communication is the key to avoiding this frightening trend.

Unfortunately, ghosting is a growing trend. It can work both ways, by recruiters and job seekers. In recruiting, this can mean not showing up for phone calls, interviews or in-person meetings; leading to a downfall in productivity and successful placements. Read More

Recruitment Strategies: Broaden Outreach to Passive Candidates

By | Candidate Experience, Recruitment, Training

Passive candidates, unlike active candidates, are typically less responsive because they are not actively looking for a job or career change.   

For recruiters, this means that top ‘passive’ talent is even harder to reach, which is especially challenging with unemployment at its lowest rate in years. Passive candidates are not always looking to make a change. But sometimes they are open to new (and better) opportunities that align with their skills and offer greater compensation or attractive benefits.

How can recruiters improve outreach to the most talented people?  

These three key methods cut through the noise that passive candidates receive from recruiters:   Read More