Data Hygiene and the Future of Recruiting

It’s no secret—recent hiring surges have led to a more competitive job market. And, as a result, recruiters and hiring managers are now operating within what is referred to as a “candidate-driven market.” This means high-quality candidates can be selective about which interviews they take and, ultimately, which company they work for.

Unfortunately, it also means high-quality candidates are much harder to reach these days. It’s no longer enough to post job openings online and wait for candidates to come pouring in—because they won’t. And, popular job networking sites like LinkedIn have become totally saturated with recruiters vying for the same handful of candidates. As a result, contact and candidate data have become an increasingly hot commodity.

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