You have two potential candidates for a job. Candidate A applied for the job via the career website, while Candidate B is a professional you’re pursuing. They both have similar experience and skills. Which candidate is the better choice? Who do you hire?
If you’ve heard anything about passive and active candidates, you’re probably leaning toward Candidate B — the passive candidate. There’s been a debate in recruiting about passive and active candidates, and passive ones usually come out on top. They’ve gained a reputation for being better, more experienced, and more desirable than active candidates.
Are passive candidates really all they’re cracked up to be, though? Should you really spend more time, energy, and effort to recruit them?
Probably not. Here’s why you may want to skip on passive candidates and focus your efforts on qualified active ones instead: […]