Job applicants know they have options. With many candidates currently in high demand, talent has the freedom to turn down opportunities that once would have been considered dream assignments.
Veteran talent acquisition leader John Vlastelica calls this one of the most competitive environments many recruiters have ever experienced, noting that he’s seen job acceptance rates at some organizations plunge from 90% a few years ago to 40% today.
To win employees over, recruiters must focus on “creating an experience versus filling the job,” says Jessica Adebayo, a recruiting manager at LinkedIn. Candidates not only want to know what a potential