Who are we talking about here?                                   “I’m open to talking!”                                   ...
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Entelo Inside the Brain of the Passive Candidate


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Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with Entelo to create this infographic. It shows the signals that passive candidates give off when they’re maybe getting more receptive to a recruiter’s call. Check it out and then download the passive candidate white paper here for even more info like:

18 Signals of passive candidate availability
Signals from company-level data and individual-level data
Valid inferences and action steps for each data point

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Entelo Inside the Brain of the Passive Candidate

  1. 1. Who are we talking about here? “I’m open to talking!” Nearly 80% of the workforce is “I’m looking 24/7!” considered passive. But they can still be approached for opportunities. “Call me, maybe.” Many of these so-called “passive candidates” are sending signals all of the time, which, combined with other factors, can be “I love my job, thanks.” used to determine just how receptive they might be. and how to Time at current gig use them Potential Availability 6 months 2 years 4 years 6 years People who have been at their jobs for a few short months may not be interested in moving just yet. Wait a little while. On the other hand, anyone who has been in the same company for over 6 years is not likely to leave either. Reach out with caution. The recruiting sweetspot is somewhere in the middle, right at the 2-3 year mark. Give them a call! Company Health Watch for: Social Network SHift A passive candidate’s behavior may change: watch for location modifications, changes to company connections and an uptick in social and professional network activity. Paying attention to a candidates changing activity on sites like GitHub and Stack Overflow can be valuable. If there is a sudden spike in activity, this could be an important signal of availability. Recruiters, sourcers and HR professionals gain tremendous value from using next-generation "social evidence" tools. Entelos Sonar searches more activity correlated than 300 million profiles to see whos most likely to with availability move. A few other tools that detect movements include BullHorns Radar and LinkedIn Signals. socially focused professionally focused unified candidate view Explicit Availability While not technically passive, the line between passive and active is getting blurry. Uploading or updating resumes and using network "flags" are still common and allow some candidates to silently signal their interest. These are just a few of the many indicators you can use to find passive candidates. For more signals of passive candidate availability, download Entelos white paper at: entelo.com/passive-candidate-availabilityhttp://www.ere.net/2012/01/05/lou%E2%80%99s-rules-for-recruiting-passive-candidates/http://www.booleanblackbelt.com/2011/08/how-to-find-and-identify-active-job-seekers-on-linkedin/#.UGt05xi9UVohttp://www.bls.gov/bls/employment.htmhttp://entelo.web13.hubspot.com/white-papers/passive-candidate-availability