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Active vs. Passive Candidate: Which is Better?

When it comes to hiring new employees, employers usually have two types of candidates to choose from: active and passive. So, which is better?

Active candidates are those who are actively seeking new employment opportunities. Generally, they will submit their resumes to job boards or reach out to companies directly. They can be more motivated and likely to be quick learners.

Passive candidates, on the other hand, are not actively looking for new employment but could be open to the right opportunity. These candidates may not have their resumes submitted to job boards or be actively networking.

Typically, they may not be as proactive, but they are often more loyal and easier to train. They can often be found through referrals or online platforms like LinkedIn.

There are pros and cons to both active and passive candidates. For example, active candidates may be more likely to have their resumes up-to-date and be familiar with the latest job market trends. Passive candidates, on the other hand, might be more difficult to recruit but could be a better fit for your company.

Ultimately, the best type of candidate is the one that is the best fit for the specific job opening and the company culture. To determine this, it is important to take the time to carefully screen all candidates, regardless of whether they are active or passive.

With the help of Eyetastic Services, we take that time for you, with our help you can find the best candidates for your open positions, with less administrative work on your part. We specialize in recruiting for the eye care industry and have a vast network of professionals within this field. We'll work with you as an independent extension of your hiring team!

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