What has a shorter shelf life than a package of Oreos at an elementary school? A strong IT or Engineering candidate. The continuously growing demand for experienced and progressive IT and Engineering professionals has put a significant strain on hiring managers across the nation.
The progressive growth in the technology field will continue to boost career opportunities, experts predict for the next several years. With changes in machining innovation and design, Engineers from internship level through management are also sparse on job boards.
Where does this leave you as hiring manager? In a proactive role. An active candidate with a background in IT or Engineering can be in and out of the job market in less than a week! In cities such as Detroit, candidates are entertaining multiple offers at once, making the job offer package a tight competition for talent. So how do you compete? Simple. Attract the passive candidates.
Passive candidates traditionally are at least fairly happy with their current employer and are not likely to be “job hoppers”. It still takes the right compensation and benefits package to attract these candidates, but retaining them may be easier than a candidate who knows that they have several other opportunities. Creating a strong employment brand, a positive and progressive work environment, and offering flexibility will help attract passive candidates to your organization. Referrals will likely account for the largest portion of passive candidates that you receive, if you work your existing network well. Consider offering referral bonuses to current employees or partnering with an industry specialized Recruiter for access to their book of passive candidates.
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