Proactive recruitment – what does it really mean?

There has been, for a number of years, a lot of talk about proactive resourcing, from the in-house community – and judging by conversations I’ve had recently there is a basic misunderstanding about what it actually is! So here’s my take. Let’s start with the word proactive… Proactive prəʊˈaktɪv/ adjective (of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened  So that seems quite straight-forward – but what does that mean in a recruitment context? If we consider the “situation” as being the raising of a requisition to recruit...

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