ROUND TABLE TOPIC: Recruiting Passive Candidates
Anthony has extensive experience in the classified advertising business. Originally from Auckland, he’s been helping companies find candidates for over 8 years.
Adzuna is a jobs aggregator and originally launched in the U.K in 2011. Job seekers flocked to the platform enthusiastically with the advent of detailed employment data and futuristic tools like ValueMyCV, which strive to make the process of finding a job simple, not arduous. Businesses soon came on board and stayed, due largely to the cost efficiency of the pay-per-click model.
Fairfax Media noted the success of Adzuna in the U.K and also realised the limitations of its My Career jobs platform in Australia. In 2013, Fairfax brought Adzuna to the Australian market for many good reasons, but, we’ll give you two. The job board model is not cost-effective for businesses, and the type of candidates the job boards attract are active, not passive. It is this second point Raife will be chatting about during the roundtable.
Passive candidates are highly skilled, highly reliable employees who are notoriously difficult to find. Raife will be discussing how to find these elusive candidates, what do with them once unearthed, and how much to spend on the hunt.
Anthony is a round table host at all New Zealand Events