Google your way to recruiting ‘passive’ job-seekers

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Issue: Forty-four percent of employees are "passive" job-seekers, meaning they might accept a job offer but aren't actively seeking one.

Benefit: Knowing how to manipulate the Internet to find such candidates can improve your recruiting and cut headhunter costs.

Action: Using the advice below, root out those hidden gems with advanced search tools on Google, Yahoo and other search engines.

Say you're recruiting for a specialized position but the job boards aren't pulling the perfect rÈsumÈ. Maybe it's time to go in search of the right person, instead of waiting for him or her to come to you.

The Internet allows you to do this using high-powered search engines such as Google, Yahoo, AltaVista and MSN. With their advanced search tools, you can reach into the Web's 8 billion pages to locate those hidden "passive" candidates who may jump at your job offer, but aren't actively seeking a new job.

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