What is Passive Candidate?

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Passive candidate refers to individuals who are content with their work and are not actively searching for new employment opportunities.



Passive candidate definition

Passive candidate refers to individuals who are content with their work and are not actively searching for new employment opportunities. Passive candidates can be reached through a strategy of quality marketing recruiting such as inbound recruiting.

The term passive candidate was coined to describe the special target group of potential candidates who do not submit their applications. Those are often successful individuals with highly respected skillsets and knowledge.

According to statistics on Linkedin only 15% of candidates are actively looking for a job.


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