The ideal for all recruiters is to be able to present top quality candidates, who are enthusiastic about the role, will make an impact, fit the company culture and be engaged for long term retention. These qualities are typically found in the passive candidate and after former employees, the passive candidate pool is ranked as the second best source for the standard and quality of talent, (third being employee referrals). They are also pre-qualified and will not change jobs until they are sure that this is the right opportunity for them. (ere.net)
79% of working professional worldwide are considered as passive and typically 2 out of 3 LinkedIn members are open to discussing new opportunities. For those working in Singapore, it is 6 out of 7.
The talent is out there just waiting for you to present them with the right opportunity. Giving your recruits the essential skills to engage with passive talent through maximising LinkedIn and then securing quality candidates through effective headhunting, will not only make a real, add value difference to your service offering but also your bottom line.