As the job market pendulum continues its arc towards a more candidate-driven environment, recruiters are struggling to fill open positions with high-quality talent. In fact, research conducted on the first half of 2015 indicates that 90 percent of recruiters have taken note of the power shift, and many are making adjustments to gear the recruiting process towards a better candidate experience.
Still, offers are being rejected at an alarming rate. That leaves a conundrum — how to ensure positions are filled with effective talent when the top talent has turned you down.
Taking a Second Look Can Bring You First-Rate Talent
In an employer-driven job market, recruiters can afford to be picky. During the recent period of high unemployment, recruiters got into the habit of mixing the knowledge, skills, and abilities they needed with the extras qualities they wanted in a new hire. Feeding this detailed list into applicant tracking systems (ATS) returned a highly-restricted list of results. To an extent, this practice was a matter of survival, as the shockingly high volume of applications for each position overwhelmed recruiting staff.