April 28, 2016
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The field of Recruitment has also evolved due to the changing times. Unlike the Traditional Recruiting Methods that weren’t very effective, the Modern Methods use Social Media as a recruiting strategy as it is not only cost effect but also speeds up the process. Nevertheless, for recruitment to be successful there are other aspects that have proved effective but in collaboration with Social media.
A growing trend in the field of recruitment is the candidate’s experience during the entire hiring process. Nowadays a candidates experience makes all the difference because the experiences are shared within the individuals social network thus it can affect the reputation of the company. These reviews have an impact on potential employees hence it can limit the number of applicants for that job.
Creating Candidate Personas
When creating job descriptions the new trend followed is crafting the ideal persona, specific to the vacancy instead of a simple description. The aim is to put a face to the description which gives the candidate a clear understanding to what the job profile calls for. This in turn helps the applicant to decide whether they are the right person for the job. Such a job description helps Recruiters and Sourcers alike in identifying the right candidate and it also reduces the irrelevant applications received, that they would otherwise have to manually discard.
There are several assessment tools available to recruiters today to enable them to screen individuals on the talents and skills they possess. But even these have to be regularly updated with the changing times else they are rendered inaccurate and useless. Hence these tools too should be updated before administering them as screening tools. Personality assessments give you detailed information and insights into the individual’s personality traits which gives you a fair idea about their capabilities that can help you to sort out suitable candidates.
These are effective strategies most Recruiters use when selecting potential candidates for their vacancies. These have lately proven to be very effective in screening suitable candidates thus ensuring that you recruit the right individual for the specific profile. These aspects also ensure that you prevent irrelevant applications from crowding your inbox that boosts the selection process making it easier to swift through since you have a pool of individuals of caliber to choose from.
April 20, 2016
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We’ve been utilising the popular Social Media Channel i.e. Twitter for quite some time but have you ever stopped to think about how it has helped you in your ordinary tasks. If not then it’s time to look back on all the aspects about Twitter as a whole to find out how effective it has been in our hunt for Talent.
It’s a good thing that we have our popular WhatsApp Group Chat Discussion Wednesday’s as it gives us time to spend on aspects, tools or networking channels that we usually take for granted. No wonder our Wednesday Discussions are important, it’s an opportunity to interact with fellow Talent Acquisitionist’s like your-selves to get to know each other in the Digital World. In reference to the occasion of Twitter completing 10 yrs. Our Group member Kunjal suggested this topic for our discussion with the focus on 2 aspects. Hence the topic, “As Twitter completes 10 years – It would be great to know if it has helped you…
- If yes, how?
- If No, how can we leverage it in a better way?”
And here’s what we uncovered…
That’s it for our discussion; now this was an amazing discussion with lots of take a ways. Add to this conversation with your own insights that we’ve not covered and it would be a discussion that shouldn’t be missed. So if you’re still not a part of these discussions you don’t know what you’re missing. These insights I can assure you are worth your while, besides we’d like to get your insights too as they’d be a unique perspective that we haven’t had the privilege to encounter.
Therefore be sure to become a part of our WhatsApp Group discussions to add to your learning and teach other fellow Talent Acquisitionist’s on a fun and enlightening platform of Sourcing ADDA. Follow @SourcingAdda for updates to our upcoming events and our most exciting event of the year i.e. the Annual event #TASCON16.
April 19, 2016
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We all use excel on a regular bases either for entering data, generating leads, bulk emailing and lots more but have you ever wondered what else you can do with Excel and how helpful it can be to you as Talent Acquisitionist’s?
Exactly why we @SourcingAdda found it very interesting when a member of the WhatsApp Group highlighted it for us? Therefore we decided to take it as a discussion topic, “Importance of Excel and Reporting in Sourcing or Recruiting” as suggested by Prateek. Mind you if you thought it wasn’t important; the conversation below will undoubtedly make you think again. So here’s what we discovered…
Well this brings our interesting topic to rest based on the conversations we’ve received, who knew how important Excel can be in simplifying our work. And now we’ve got our work simplified further with the amazing insights expressed.
If you haven’t taught yourself more about Excel then it’s probably time to boost our knowledge about Excel that we use so often and make us all efficient workers. Hey don’t go yet, if you’re looking to add to your knowledge then registering for #TASCON16 is essential as you’ll get to interact with like minded individuals like yourself.