Greg Savage says that 75% of candidates on LinkedIn are not looking for a job. Add to that, according to LinkedIn only 24% of their members are considered active users of LinkedIn.
So only a quarter of the just over one million LinkedIn members in Thailand will read the news, will see your vacancy postings and check if anyone sent a LinkedIn mail.
In the old days, hiring companies relied heavily on recruitment firms' databases when they were looking for people. That is obviously not really necessary anymore, as access to names have become so much easier with the internet, the job boards, LinkedIn and what have you.
For sure, recruitment companies who go shopping in their own database and post ads on the job boards are a dying breed.
Recruitment is not a resume race anymore. It’s a talent acquisition business.
75 % of candidates on LinkedIn are ‘not looking’, but at the same time ‘open to an approach from a recruiter’. What tactics do you have to engage with those people? Remember they are not coming to you, not responding to ads…but they are placeable! The least placeable candidate is using multiple channels. Yes, they have the in-demand skills, but they are with 5 other recruiters, they are applying to client jobs direct, they are flooding job boards with their resume. Recruitment is not a resume race anymore. It’s a talent acquisition business. The juiciest candidate is he or she who has made the decision to move, but has not acted yet. The skilled recruiter will have developed systems to engage with those candidates, and know they are at that stage, before they start applying.