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?
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Over the past few decades, communications technology has evolved rapidly, and we now depend on our mobile phones so much that we check them 55 times per day, averaging 20,000 times per year.
People are becoming accustomed to fast and easy responses to texts, emails and social media messaging. In fact, research by OpenMarket found that Millennials in particular are not very receptive to traditional communication methods and 75% prefer texting to calling. Meanwhile, only 24% of emails are being read at all and countless voicemails are deleted before being listened to.
Recruiters can embrace this opportunity and reach the top talent first by starting conversations and building relationships using the communication channels their candidates prefers. With a growing Millennial workforce, it’s key that recruiters embrace the mobile first behaviour that drives modern communication.
Business process automation is becoming a common discussion point for larger Recruitment organisations using advanced CRM systems. The ability to “systemize” process creates consistency , predictability and scalability. The visualisation of performance using user friendly Dashboards and Reports enables management to scrutinize and control crucial KPIs.
However, many Recruitment businesses are experiencing disjointed customer and candidate journeys. This is primarily because the various touch points within the recruitment business operate within separate silos. For instance, it is still rare to see Recruitment and Staffing professionals working from a single system that gives a unified view of a Candidate (emails, phone conversations, CV and Social Data). This in turn means that conversations that happen between a candidate or customer and their recruiter rarely make it to the management team who can effect impactful actions and improvements based directly on this real-time information.
Recruitment consultants spend a significant amount of time making calls to prospective candidates and clients whilst working on storing these interactions into their CRM. It is clear that these two disparate systems need to be connected for recruiters to work more efficiently and be able to place candidates more successfully. To bridge this gap between your phone and your CRM system, a good starting point is investigating CRM-telephony integration.
For most of us, the word ‘disruption’ has negative connotations associated with – generally unwanted or unplanned – disturbance to an activity or process. This is, however, untrue for digital disruption which is truly transforming various industries – for the better. Take the Recruitment industry, for example. Digital disruption is helping recruiters become more productive, freeing up their time to attract and connect with more candidates and clients.
From working with many recruitment businesses that use our product, we have an understanding of the time-pressured environments that recruiters can operate in, and equally, understand just how long it can take to search for a candidate record or upload detailed call notes straight to your CRM system.
With a growing number of talented candidates available, and employers receiving from anywhere between 20 and 100 applications per job opening, according to CV Library; it is even more important to ensure that organisations are receiving the right candidates for the role.