What’s the Difference Between Active and Passive Candidates—and How Can You Recruit Both? - Triplebyte Hiring Blog

Recruiting. The word alone makes many of us want to take a deep breath and grab another cup of coffee—especially in technical fields, where the law of supply and demand is alive and well. The national unemployment rate of 3.6% — the lowest in more than 50 years — combined with a limited pool of qualified technical candidates means that the struggle is real. But if you’re only looking at the people actively searching for jobs, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity. The key to successfully recruiting your next star employee may lie in understanding the difference between active and passive candidates and developing the right strategies for finding and recruiting passive candidates that you might otherwise overlook.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://triplebyte.com/blog/companies/what-is-the-difference-between-active-and-passive-candidates