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Passive Candidates: The Insiders Guide


Many people have heard the words “passive candidate” thrown around of recent, but aren’t entirely sure of it’s definition. To quickly sum it up for you, passive candidates are people that are employed who aren’t actively seeking a new job, but are open to hearing about new job opportunities.

It’s common that people think these types of candidates aren’t worth targeting, but that’s very much untrue. Our detailed infographic below explains exactly why recruiters are keen to talk to passive candidates, along with a host of intriguing worldwide statistics surrounding this “breed”.

​For example, did you know that UK based companies hire 57% of passive candidates on average each year. Perhaps your recruitment strategy contributes to this figure?



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