Recruiting Trends highlighted findings from the ADP Research Institute’s® Evolution of Work study, which found that while only 24 percent of employees are actively seeking a new job, 42 percent said they’re not actively looking, yet are open to considering a new position.
Ahu Yildirmaz, Co-Founder of the ADP Research Institute says “Employers are definitely overestimating the number of active jobseekers and underestimating the number of passive seekers.”
Why are so many organizations underestimating the number of passive jobseekers within their ranks? Yildirmaz says it’s because they’re more focused on attracting new talent than on retaining and engaging the talent they already have.
“If you think about the talent cycle, it’s not just about attracting new candidates, but keeping your existing employees, too,” she says.