Passive Candidate Recruiting Articles

  • 8 Do’s and Don’ts for Your First Conversation With a Passive Candidate

    June 22, 2016

    In a recent post, I offered 10 ideas on how to improve top of the funnel response rates. If you’ve tried these tips, you’ll discover better people are already applying to your jobs, responding to your emails and returning your calls. Now, the challenge becomes using that intial conversation to turn those prospects into candidates. To do this, you only have 5-10...

  • The 5 Steps of Agile Recruiting That Will Help You Reach Hiring Utopia

    May 23, 2016

    Agile is one of the major trends just now being applied to the hiring process. For those who are unfamiliar with it, agile entails using short projects or sprints to validate the task and getting agreement from all of the stakeholders to move forward on a bigger task. In many ways agile can be considered a feedback control process with the checkpoints being a...

  • The 6 Secrets to Grabbing Candidates' Attention When You Reach Out

    May 10, 2016

    Great recruiters know that waiting for people to respond to your job postings or emails won’t bring in the best talent. Instead, you need to narrow your focus by identifying 15-20 top-notch passive prospects who would consider your job a career move, and then recruit them. Identify your ideal candidates Finding these ideal prospects is the first step in the...

  • This is the Best Recruiting App on the Planet

    April 27, 2016

    In the past few years, I’ve personally reviewed 150-200 new recruiting apps and while some have the potential to be important, most...

  • How to Respond to the 3 Most Common Passive Candidate...

    January 21, 2016

    There are two types of recruiters. One type uses strong sourcing skills to build a pool of fully skilled active candidates. The other...

  • 10 Ways to Overcome Passive Candidate Concerns and...

    December 10, 2015

    At a recent advanced recruiting class, I asked attendees to describe some of the objections they have heard from passive candidates....