Understanding Proactive Recruitment and How To Use It?

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For those who’ve had experience working in human resources, you’ll know that scrambling to fill a position yesterday is par on course for this function. Most companies face the heat only when a sudden vacancy leaves them in a bind, rushing to snag top talent amidst fierce competition.

Instead of making reactive choices, which often compromise the fit and potential of new hires and increase turnover rates, a proactive approach helps you stay ahead of the hiring game for good.

Such an approach helps you prepare for untimely vacancies but ensures you are always in touch with a pipeline of talent tailored specifically to your strategic needs. Proactive recruitment essentially transforms your hiring from chaotic and disorganized to a calm and planned approach to team building.

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Here are some of the key differences between proactive recruitment and reactive recruitment:

Proactive Recruitment: As the name suggests, proactive recruitment is about being prepared for vacancies before the need arrives. HR departments that practice this will seek to actively build relationships, and a pool of promising candidates, even when there aren’t any openings to fill, all part of their succession

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