At Principal Connections one of the best recruitment agencies, our focus is on permanent placement services for computer software, hardware, information technologies, bio-sciences and pharmaceutical research. We accept search assignments for senior individual-contributor positions to executive level management.
Principal Connections is to work closely with our clients in the search process in order to fully understand our clients’ businesses, technology and the cultural environment that is unique to each. We choose to work in the industries where we have specific experience and knowledge to offer. Our principals have strong relationships with many companies and candidates, and have a substantial database that reflects 15 years in technology.
Usually, companies are encourages to be aggressive with their recruiting methods. This involves showering great candidates with a lot of compliments, or going above and beyond to try and convince them that your company holds the job they’ve always been waiting for. Here are some reasons this may not be the best method.
90% of recruiters prefer hiring active job seekers.
Most recruiters prefer to hire active candidates over passive ones. Active candidates are those who have come to the conclusion that they need a job and that your company is the next step in their career goals. They are not content with what they are currently doing, and will not need to be convinced that the position you are hiring for is a better choice.
Recruiters prefer active candidates because they tend to perform better at their jobs than someone who was persuaded to join the company. These people have more passion for what they do because they discovered the company on their own and pursued the position. Active candidates have a firm understanding of their roles in the work place.
Job seekers feel more confident in roles they find versus roles presented to them.
Today’s job seekers want great opportunities and know it’s easier than ever to find one on their own. With all the online job boards, professional networks, and company career pages, there aren’t many stone they’ll leave unturned during a job hunt.
While candidates are happy to hear from eager recruiters, they do not necessarily rely on them like they used to. This is because they understand that there are plenty of other resources they can utilize on their own.
Many people who are actively seeking jobs are open to new careers already
The majority of those who are on the job market are eager and talented. Aggressive recruiting tactics will only encourage those who are not necessarily eager to come to your company. Recruiters will always be able to find well-rounded candidates on the market, so efforts should be placed more heavily on creating multiple job boards that advertise the position effectively. It is also recommended that you have current employees write a short paragraph of why they enjoy their position, and what it has done for them, and post this on your company website.
This way, when you do connect with a candidate, you’ll already have the assurance that they believe they can fit with the company.