The world today is technology driven and it makes sense that demand for tech talent outweighs the supply. The labor supply is extremely tight and top quality talent is eaten up more quickly than the Cookie Monster can eat his cookies.
"A LinkedIn Survey found passive candidates make up 70% of the global workforce while only 30% are considered to be active."
So where are the passive tech candidates?
Try looking for your passive tech talent on forums like GitHub and Stack Overflow. I personally visit both of these sites quite often to ask questions and share ideas on programming in VBA, Python, or SQL. The contributors on these sites have vast expertise and highly skilled in many different programming languages. These are the passive tech candidates that aren't always tuned into typical recruiting channels like Facebook and LinkedIn.
This article talks about a few productivity hacks for recruiting in the tech space. Have a read! It's quite interesting and definitely made me think.
A study conducted by Bersin By Deloitte discovered it takes on average 52 days to fill a job. Yet quality candidates only last on the market for about 10.