By Ritika Puri
Top talent has always been tough for recruiters and hiring managers to find, but the last few years have been especially brutal. High-demand employees are happy in their jobs, receiving countless messaging from recruiters, pushing up salaries to keep them where they are.
A recent survey from MRINetwork confirms what recruiters have been thinking and feeling—it’s a candidate driven market. In the first half of 2015, 90 percent of surveyed recruiters expressed their perspectives of the market being job seeker driven. Just three years ago in the first half of 2012, that number was 56 percent. One year ago? The number was 83%.
This landscape makes a recruiter’s job hard—but exponentially more rewarding. As a recruiter, you need to get crafty and creative with your candidate searches. Make sure you’re looking for candidates in less-than-obvious places. Here are a few ideas to guide you.