Why do some companies put up job postings on their website when they are really looking for people?

Hello folks, I noticed that some companies put up job postings on their websites when they are not really looking for people. What are they really doing there? I looked at their postings, and the requirements they listed are fairly basic. Pretty much anyone with a post-secondary education would be qualified. They shouldn't have any difficulties finding a candidate. But their postings have been on their websites for more than 6 months. The only explaination is they are not really hiring. If this is true, then what did they even bother to put a posting on? Are they just collecting resumes? What are they doing with all the resumes they receive? What is the purpose of doing that when they are not looking for people? Thank you in advance What is the purpose of collecting resumes though? What can they do with all those resumes? If they wait for a year before they start calling people to invite them to an interview, all those people who apply months ago would probably have found a job elsewhere and are not interested in working for them anymore. So why bother? Why don't they just put the posting on 1 month before they actually need to hire a person? Also, I don't think the reason they leave a posting on for more than 6 months is that they forget about the postings. It is because they will keep receiving resumes for the positions they advertised on the postings. Each time they receive a resume, it's a reminder to them that "oh yeah, we forgot to take that posting off" How is it possible for them to be reminded numerous times and still for forget to take it off?

Asked By: Ken W - 3/6/2013
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It's possible that they are expanding, collecting resumes, seeing if any of their own employees submit (if it's a blind listing), or that they just forgot about the listing.
Answered By: Simpson G - 3/6/2013
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