Recent jobs data makes it official: experts agree that the power has shifted into the hands of the candidate.
The November jobs report painted the first really rosy picture we’ve seen in a long time.CNNMoney’s analysis touted job gains of 321,000, “crowning 2014 as the strongest year for job growth since 1999.” Unemployment remained at 5.8%, up from 7% at the same time last year.
This power shift signals some significant changes for recruiters, although minus the hassle of the Y2K scare we faced the last time things looked this good. Following are a few tips for navigating the new environment into 2015.
1. Strong passive candidate recruiting tactics become even more important as talented people will be encouraged to make a move.
With more jobs added and the outlook improving, more people will be comfortable with the idea of changing roles – in fact, 75% of candidates are open to switching jobs.