Recruiters inundated by ‘casual candidates’

The rise of the ‘casual candidate’ is turning recruitment on its head so that a good outcome is getting candidates not to apply.

Speaking at Gartner’s ReimagineHR conference in London, Dion Love (above) principal executive adviser Gartner, said that technology, such as one-click applications, had made it so easy for candidates to apply for roles that it had led to recruiting departments being inundated with applications from unsuitable applicants. With this came higher costs of hiring and...

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