What Passive Candidates Really Want...Zero Fee Recruiter

The Holy Grail in recruiting has always been the passive candidate better known as someone not actively searching for a job. Zero Fee Recruiter specializes in sourcing companies with only passive candidates that have been contacted and fully vetted for each position by out talent team.

LinkedIn conducted a survey of 18,000 full-time employees across all industries within 26 countries, to find out what it is that passive candidates really want. The results aren’t all that shocking: MONEY, passive candidates want more money, a job that provides them with a better work and social life balance or a greater opportunity for advancement.

However, the survey revealed more than just the obvious. It also showed the surprising number of workers who consider themselves passive candidates, what active applicants want, and what motivates people to change jobs the least.

The Numbers

The survey found that 25 percent of full-time employees considered themselves active candidates. Meaning they were searching for a new job at least a few times a week. These active candidates search for a new job was motivated by a greater opportunity to grow, better compensation and benefits, or more challenging work, correspondingly.

Conversely, a much larger percentage of employees consider themselves passive candidates. Overall, 85 percent of employees surveyed said they would be willing to talk with a recruiter, with only 15 percent of respondents saying they were completely satisfied with their work and wouldn’t change jobs.

This is somewhat surprising considering the number of people who said they liked their jobs. Overall, 72 percent of respondents said they were at least somewhat satisfied with their job, with only 14 percent saying that they were at least somewhat unsatisfied.

Additionally, the survey looked at what motivated people the least to change jobs. Both active and passive candidates agreed that an improved job title or a better office location is the two least important factors in seeking or considering a new job.

The Takeaway

Perchance the biggest takeaway from the survey is that most people would be willing to change jobs for the right opportunity, and for them that means more money or a better work/life balance. However, many active candidates — 25 percent of the workforce — would be willing to take the same salary if they feel like the new job would give them a better opportunity to grow.


The Answer;

We help you find great talent.

Zero Fee Recruiter is a new and better way to recruit.

We provide you with qualified professionals that we have contacted and vetted for each position you are looking to fill. We deliver only interested candidates that are available in your location and your salary range.

We Source – We Contact – We Qualify – We Deliver – You Hire, It’s That Easy…

ZFR focuses on passive candidates that we source through our proprietary system "Reach Out" and this enables our team to reach the candidates that are not actively looking...

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