According to the LinkedIn Talent Trends of 2014, passive job seekers make up 80-95 percent of the talent market, but only 15 percent of those employed are completely satisfied with their current role. The majority of these candidates are open to exploring new job opportunities or talking to a recruiter.
By focusing solely on active job seekers, recruiters may be missing out on this even greater source of untapped talent. Seeking out passive candidates may be an extra investment of time and resources, but recruiters that embrace this hiring strategy are more likely to retain better qualified candidates down the road. Here are 10 tips you can use to improve your passive recruitment strategy: