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As the economy continues to grow post-recession, unique recruiting challenges are correspondingly on the rise.
Candidates now have far more employment options and feel safer taking risks to get to greener pastures, thereby giving them greater control over the recruiters wishing to place them.
In fact, according to ExecuNet, such candidates are less likely to take a recruiter's call and are often considering multiple proposals. Due to such trends, almost 70% of today's recruiters to predict the continuation of the “War for Talent.”
Recent statistics show that the balance of power continues to be in the candidate’s favor. Understanding such candidate-driven marketplace trends is an imperative task for recruiters in action.
In order to fully comprehend what he or she is up against, a recruiter must work to stand apart from the crowd and take the time to fully comprehend the wants and needs of each candidate through professional relationship building. Only then can the recruiter maintain a competitive edge during today's talent shortage.