Finding candidates is like treasure hunting, deeper you search you'll get better quality treasure. It depends on you to look deep enough. It is an added benefit when you can pick more valuables along the path to your ultimate treasure. There are innumerous ways to reach such treasures and LinkedIn seems to be the ultimate path to choose.
With 60% of the workforce not looking for a new job, but willing to discuss a new opportunity is going to be your best bet for finding this group.
LinkedIn is very well known for sourcing passive candidates. The benefit to a passive candidate is that, since they are not looking for a new opportunity, they probably won’t be interviewing with anyone else.
This gives you the ultimate opportunity to reach out to them for an interview. Reaching out to them with an introduction to your company, and provide some reasons why you’re reaching out and why this move would benefit the candidate. Show them why your jobs are relevant to their experience and tell them which aspects of their resume make them a fit.
Passive candidates are known to be reluctant to take a leave or travel for a job interview. Scheduling a face-to-face meeting with all passive candidates can be quite homework for you to go through with. You'll end up calling only a few of them to save yourself the time, which makes sense!
What’s the work around? You could ask them to attend an automated interview for the first round so that they can do it whenever they are not occupied with work. They will appreciate the fact that they are attending an interview at their convenience and also love the experience of exploring a new technology.
You can share and review the interviews along with your peers, you can then call only handpicked gems and invite the best for a live interview.
What have you gained from this?
Time to sift through profiles
Most of all,
Getting a hold on candidates who may have great potentials that their LinkedIn profile isn't showing
Remember, YOU found THEM
You must have found something about them that made you want to reach out.
We'll help you reach YOUR Treasure.