Did you know that, on average, each corporate job offer attracts no less than 250 resumes? With that number in mind, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that finding people for a position is not a very difficult thing to do. However, experts agree that the best talent is proactively sourced, so why do complications arise when it comes to forming working relationships with them?
According to John Vlastelica, Managing Director at Recruiting Toolbox, “it’s just harder to engage candidates – especially when that talent has 100 other companies coming after them”. If you add that to the fact that 63 percent of companies say retaining employees is actually harder than hiring them, then it becomes clear that some recruiters have been trying to fix the wrong problem. It would appear that, given the uncertain times we’re undergoing and the ensuing economic impact, available candidates for a position are at an all-time high, but this should in no way dilute the engagement problem. In fact, the recruiter’s attention should be centered on how to improve candidate engagement after a successful sourcing campaign rather than building up an even greater pool of initial talent that might not even be
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