With the advent of the internet in general and job boards in particular, recruitment has become much more of a level playing field than it was ten years ago and more. Back then the value of a recruiter’s database was paramount and their ability to service clients depended on little more than the ability to “shuffle” CV’s.
did you know recent research has revealed that candidates hired using ‘passive recruitment’ stay on average 21% longer in their positions. Proving that if you ‘find a job you love and never work a day in your life’.
In today’s market, with RPO’s, in house recruitment teams only the strong survive. Having a genuine “little black book” is one way of staying strong. Anyone can put a job on Reed and simply hope for the best. Those who can see beyond this and speak to their network of contacts to source genuinely passive candidates can add real value to their clients’ recruitment. This only comes from experience and reputation. There is no easy way to secure this.
We take great pride in our ability across our network of offices to secure the passive candidate for our clients. Going the extra mile to find those who are not responding to ads, not looking on Linked-in for work and who need persuading. This is how we add value and this is one of the reasons why we have managed to secure PSL status with many blue chip employers across our network…...even where sometimes they have their own resourcing team.
As the title suggests, if you just fish where the fish are you will catch the same fish as everyone else. Taking our approach may take a little longer but it ensures we catch the rare ones and in our experience its those who are worth waiting for.