When considering a recruiting strategy to attract passive talent, employers should note the following important statistics from AgCareers.com’s latest Candidate Motivation & Behavior Survey. With over 1,500 people polled, the survey revealed that while the vast majority (84%) were currently employed, over 40% of them were passively looking for work. This reinforces the unique challenge employers face in targeting what is generally believed to be the best talent pool – passive candidates. Candidates who are not urgently looking for work, and are typically employed, are generally defined as “passive”.
As the leading job board in agriculture and food, AgCareers.com recognizes the need for employers to proactively source talent in addition to seeking job posting respondents. We provide a vast, searchable database of resumes that allows employers to forward candidate profiles to team members, add candidate notes, and contact the job seeker by e-mail without ever leaving our site! We also have a notification tool that sends an e-mail alert when a job seeker matching the employer’s criteria registers on our site. Employers with active job posting packages or paid subscriptions gain access to search our database, which currently contains over 10,000 up-to-date job seeker profiles.
Maintaining a talent pipeline is an essential strategy for recruiting passive talent. A pipeline is built over time and begins well before the need for talent arises. It is filled with potential candidates who, should the right opportunity arise, might consider coming to work for your company. So not only can accessing the resume database give you an efficient way of connecting with potential candidates for current roles, but it also serves as the perfect platform to engage and fuel a pipeline of talent for future needs.
Other methods to consider for locating passive candidates include internal referral programs, social media outlets, blogging, and Virtual Career Fairs (click here for more information).
To connect with passive talent, log in at www.agcareers.com today to post jobs and gain access to our resume database!