Raife Watson – Recruiting Passive candidates

Raife Watson

ROUNDTABLE TOPIC: RECRUITING PASSIVE CANDIDATES 

Raife Watson is the full-time CEO of jobs website Adzuna, and part-time employment expert for Channel 9’s Today Show.

When he’s not chewing the fat with Karl and Georgie at the news desk, Raife spends his days meeting talent managers from Australia’s top companies to provide solutions on how to attract quality candidates to their businesses.

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.

Raife is a Roundtable Host at all Australian events and Key Note Speaker on Perth May 15 and Adelaide May 17

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CANBERRA MAY 8
May 8, 2018
SYDNEY MAY 10
May 10, 2018
PERTH MAY 15
May 15, 2018
ADELAIDE MAY 17
May 17, 2018
MELBOURNE MAY 22
May 22, 2018
BRISBANE MAY 24
May 24, 2018
SYDNEY JUNE 5
June 5, 2018
NEWCASTLE JUNE 7
June 7, 2018
WELLINGTON JUNE 19
June 19, 2018
AUCKLAND JUNE 20
June 20, 2018