What is a Passive Candidate?

Passive candidates have always been highly coveted by hiring organizations and recruiters.  But what is a passive candidate?  To put it simply, it is someone who is currently employed who is doing well, prospering and not necessarily looking for a job.  In contrast, an active candidate is actively seeking a new position.  In fact, they may need to make a change.

A recent LinkedIn survey of 26,000 working professionals from 26 countries has shed new light on who is really looking for employment and what are the motivating factors.  Of the 26,000 individuals surveyed, 25% were actively looking to make a job change, 15% were not interested at all in looking for other opportunities and a whopping 60% were open to exploring new employment possibilities.  So, what would motivate the passive candidates to make a switch?  Here they are in order of importance:

1 Better compensation & benefits

2 Better work/life balance

3 Greater opportunities for advancement

4 More challenging work

5 Better fit for skill set

At TLI, we excel at attracting passive candidates.  In fact, that is what we do best.  Potential, passive candidates take our calls-they trust our confidential approach and they know us.   In the world of transplant where top talent is scarce, we recruit nationally providing our clients a broad national platform.  Our data shows that the top three motivators for transplant personnel to make a job change are:

1 Better compensation and title

2 Location, location, location. Many candidates want to move to certain areas of the country based on family or lifestyle preference.

3 Organizational characteristics…is it a large multi-organ program that offers many challenges and advancement opportunities? Does it have a great reputation?

Let TLI help your organization find great transplant talent.  Just contact us to discuss our process.