10 Jun '11, 3pm

Trend shifting towards passive forms of hiring: experts

SINGAPORE : Business-related social networking websites have now made it easier for employers to recruit qualified candidates. These include those that may not be looking to jump ship just yet. Recruiters said this has allowed companies to start hiring passively as they wait to fill roles with the right candidates. The economic growth in Asia has led employers in the region to be more upbeat about hiring compared to their global counterparts. However, experts said the trend now has shifted towards passive forms of hiring. Instead of creating a job opening where companies tend to receive an overwhelming number of applicants, companies will simply look for potentials in cyberspace and keep them in mind. Arvind Rajan, vice president, LinkedIn, said: "People who have been looking for active candidates, who are looking for jobs, looking for jobs abroad, are now looking for pass...

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