Nature and Nurture
Recruiting is rapidly approaching a crossroads. We’re more than ten years out from the Great Recession, with the looming specter of another downturn somewhere off in the distance. Further complicating matters is the rise of AI and automation, changing how and when candidates and recruiters interact. Even so, the humans prevail for now, especially when it comes to passive candidates who aren’t out there looking anyway. This is where we outshine technology, working to create relationships and develop new networks. Through each conversation, you’re demonstrating the value and importance of your function, whether the payoff is immediate or somewhere down the line. And that’s far from a problem. Face to face is where AI shouldn’t win for a while at least.
Passive candidates keep the work interesting. Sure, the extra effort, continued chasing and patient waiting may push your time to placement buttons in the interim, but you didn’t take this job because you thought it would be easy, did you? I didn’t think so. It’s time to reframe the narrative and change our collective perspective – and see if the power of positive thinking helps us catch more candidates and improve outcomes. Who knows – it might just be the right bait. Your role as an advisor, educator, and providing more value than you receive will reward you time and again.