Why you should stop pursuing passive candidates

05/2/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

One of the most backward fads in the business world is the fervor with which companies are pursing passive candidates, former HR executive Liz Ryan writes. Firms that use the strategy are at risk of appearing desperate and of alienating candidates who are genuinely interested in working for them. "Calling unsuspecting people at their desks and pitching them on your opportunities doesn’t make a company hipper," Ryan writes.

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