Passive Hunting – Thinking Out of The Box
Working with passive candidates is perhaps the most challenging job for a recruiter. Well, that’s not all the time though! But to handle them all it requires is to change your perception. Try putting yourself in their shoes and figure out what interests them. A passive candidate will definitely not change their job for a raise in dollars. They are the ones who are pretty settled with their jobs, focused at what they want and are certainly not willing to change their comfort zone. They are the ones who have toiled to shape their career and build relationships at existing workplace. Making them break the strong bonds and hop on to another plate is not as easy as it appears.
Hiring managers and HR individuals search for new techniques to catch hold of these unusual job-seekers. Many a times it has also been noticed that even if they walk-through the entire Recruitment Process, there is a possibility that the candidate can reject the offer at the last minute!! Sounds annoying, but that’s the difficult world of recruitment.
Passive hunting can become easier, when as a recruiter you change your approach. Think as a passive job-seeker and perhaps you could figure out how to plug them off from the existing role and plug-in to a new one!