GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Passive Job Seeker Statistics [Current Data]

Statistic 1

"Passive candidates are 33% more likely to be seeking challenging work compared to active candidates."

Sources Icon

Statistic 2

"Passive candidates are 135% more likely to create networks within industries."

Sources Icon

Statistic 3

"More than half of HR professionals believe the best hires come through employee referrals of passive candidates."

Sources Icon

Statistic 4

"One-third of passive candidates have received a job offer out of the blue."

Sources Icon

Statistic 5

"52% of passive candidates identify themselves as ‘somewhat content’ in their current roles."

Sources Icon

Statistic 6

"95% of recruiters use LinkedIn to search for passive candidates."

Sources Icon

Statistic 7

"Passive job seekers make up 79% of LinkedIn users."

Sources Icon

Statistic 8

"Passive candidates accept new job offers 2.5 times more than active candidates when approached with a competitive offer."

Sources Icon

Statistic 9

"87% of both active and passive candidates are open to new job opportunities."

Sources Icon

Statistic 10

"Passive candidates often come with 20% higher salary expectations."

Sources Icon

Statistic 11

"Only 15% of the workforce are considered truly passive, meaning they would not take a call from a recruiter."

Sources Icon

Statistic 12

"80% of recruiters believe passive candidates are overall higher quality."

Sources Icon

Statistic 13

"Firms that hire passive candidates report 16% higher levels of satisfaction with the new hires."

Sources Icon

Statistic 14

"73% of potential job candidates are passive job seekers."

Sources Icon

Statistic 15

"Passive candidates are 120% more likely to make a stronger impact at a company."

Sources Icon

Statistic 16

"70% of the global workforce are passive talent who aren't actively job searching."

Sources Icon

Statistic 17

"Passive candidates often possess 24% higher skill levels matching the job requirements better."

Sources Icon

Statistic 18

"75% of passive candidates agree to take up new job roles primarily for career growth."

Sources Icon

Statistic 19

"Companies that recruit passive candidates are 17% less likely to experience high employee turnover."

Sources Icon

Statistic 20

"Only 8% of passive candidates are not interested in any new job opportunities."

Sources Icon

... Before You Leave, Catch This! 🔥

Your next business insight is just a subscription away. Our newsletter The Week in Data delivers the freshest statistics and trends directly to you. Stay informed, stay ahead—subscribe now.

Sign up for our newsletter and become the navigator of tomorrow's trends. Equip your strategy with unparalleled insights!