As an independent recruiter, your recruiting firm hopes to get those passive purple squirrel candidates to present to the client. While a high salary can start to persuade those candidates that are not currently seeking a new position to consider working with you, most times that is not enough in this highly competitive world to have anyone commit to a move.
This is a good guide as well for job seekers to consider when looking for a new position.
In addition to salary, some other benefits to advertise and negotiate for your position include healthcare plan, vacation time, pay raise, employee benefit, performance bonus, and retirement plan.
It is important to know your candidate in regards to their family life. Are they married, have children? What benefits would be most important to them based on those things? Some employee benefits include paid child care as well as life or disability insurance, which is going to weigh heavier on someone with a family.
Location is also a factor to many passive job candidates. If you are aware of the fact that they will be moved further from home or potentially have to relocate completely, make sure you have relocation packages and benefits negotiated as well. Give them information on the area they are moving to, and what the company goals are if the region is expanding.
As a job seeker looking for a company, research not only the position you are looking for as it relates to other companies, but also the stability. You could find yourself in trouble within a couple of months or a year if you join a company that is about to be bought out. If you’re looking at a smaller business then make sure to evaluate the whole industry as a whole to determine stability.