Last week, we asked: Does your organization prefer passive job candidates (such as those not actively searching for a job)?
- We have no preference between active and passive job candidates – 54%
- We prefer active job candidates – 16%
- It depends on the circumstance but sometimes we prefer it – 15%
- I don’t know – 10%
- Yes, unemployed people need not apply – 6%
Although companies that don’t hire the unemployed are hot news now, it looks like most don’t have that view at all. In fact, more than twice as many people prefer active job candidates than people who don’t hire the unemployed. Even in an anonymous survey the results might be skewed because of some public shaming, it still shows that most folks are still looking to hire the best person for the job.