Have you ever been approached by a recruiter on social media for your dream job role?
A recent study conducted by recruitment company, JobsTheWord, has revealed that candidates hired using ‘passive recruitment’ stay on average 21% longer in their positions than those hired via traditional channels.
A passive candidate is normally one who is currently employed but not looking for a new role. One of the key benefits to passive candidates is that since they are currently not looking for new opportunities, they are likely to not be interviewing with anyone else and more importantly won’t be in touch with your competitors.
The recent study conducted by JobsTheWord has revealed that since passive candidates have previously not expressed any interest in working with a different company they are more likely to be open to a unique offer. This means that you are able to selectively pick the ideal candidate for the job and establish a relationship with them that traditional recruitment methods do not offer. This process means that both the employer and prospective employee benefit a lot more from this targeted relationship and consequently stay in their new position 21% longer than those candidates hired by traditional methods.
JobsTheWord was only established a couple of years ago by Lee Harding and Will Crandle. It is a forward-thinking company, which has revolutionised the way employers source fresh talent and also offers an innovative Big Data solution for recruiters and job seekers. The web is a treasure chest of information. People upload millions of terabytes of data across thousands of sites every day. This public data provides insight into all aspects of people’s lives, particularly their working lives. JobsTheWord has taken all of this data, pulled it all together and transformed it into a living breathing database packed full of talent.
Director Will Crandle said: “Many of our clients have said that candidates who we have found for them using passive recruitment love what they do for a living. Happy employees who love what they do will always be a great asset to any business.”
This article originally appeared Onrec