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Top Tweets of the SourcingChat – How important is networking to close positions?

It’s time for a recap on the #SourcingChat that was held by Sourcing Adda (@SourcingAdda) and I’m sure you too are interested; as I am, in finding out which are the Top Tweets on the popular topic, “How important is networking to close positions?”.

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So here are the results to our brief yet surprising interaction in the #SourcingChat where we had a lot of new members joining in to share their perspectives. Therefore you can imagine the variety of views expressed so here goes…

Q1. What are different channels to network for recruiters? #SourcingChat

A1. There are countless, the best thing to do is find where your potential recruits are & hangout there. #SourcingChat

  • nitisha shah @nitishashah1

@SourcingAdda A1. Emp referrals;Company website;Social media &professional networks ; Recruitment agencies #SourcingChat

A1) HR Confs, TweetChats, Coffee Breaks, Tweetups. Both online and offline networks must be explored #SourcingChat

Q2. How to leverage social channels effectively for network building? #SourcingChat

  • Clive Rodrigues @CliveNRodrigues

#SourcingChat A2 – have a clear message or intention while reaching out on forums. And the agenda has to benefit both parties

A2) Ask questions and participate and share on the right platform #SourcingChat @SourcingAdda

A2. Social channels are conversation platforms not job boards. So go converse & become known, liked & trusted #SourcingChat

Q3. Have you closed positions via networking? If yes, what percent of your total hires come from networking? #SourcingChat

  • Amit Patel @amitpatelHR

A3. In terms of % we are closing 12% profile through social media and our target to reach 23% next year 2016.#SourcingChat

#SourcingChat A3, For generic skills, you get quick responses from people thru social networking. For niche, you have to source

#SourcingChat A3. Yes, very effective and strong hires from social n/w – helps to filter applicants. more than 75% hires through social n/w

A3 yes we were able to close some senior positions through LinkedIn networking, not sure about the percentage because. #SourcingChat

Q4. Can you share one experience where you closed a position within your network? #SourcingChat

A4. Got asked for a Head of Talent & connected a Twitter mate to it & she loves her new job. The role was never advertised. #SourcingChat

  • Manish Pipalwa @pipalwa

A4 I manage a @WhatsApp Group for Developers. I hired 10 #sap Basis resources with that group. Networking helps #sourcingchat

  • Amit Zutshi @amit_zutshi

A-4 Have hired many Web/UI developers via Meetup #sourcingchat

Q5. Tips to maximize the power of networking – your secret mantra? #SourcingChat

A5 Help people without expecting immediate results. There will be a big group of those willing to help you in the future #SourcingChat

@SourcingAdda #sourcingchat Be active and responsive. Help people without expectation. This will help you in future

A5.Always be yourself while networking. Do not connect only for business prepositions. Network to learn and share together #SourcingChat

@SourcingAdda #SourcingChat one thing that should b managed is network management depends on what kinda position v are targeting!

A5. Keep on writing, appreciating and sharing relevant and meaningful stuff on relevant social Media Channel !! #SourcingChat

Well there you have it the top tweets of the #SourcingChat that we all enjoyed and got to learn something new in the process. So let’s all aim to get more people to join and gain a variety of perspectives, cool tips, share & learn from experiences and have fun while we do that. If you’ve missed our previous #SourcingChat you can catch it by following @SourcingAdda and even get updates about our upcoming activities to join us.

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WhatsApp Group Chat – Does Employee Engagement make a difference?

Here’s a recap that I’m sure you know. Especially the different trains of thought that have been expressed over a much heard of and talked about topic such as, “How much of difference does Employee Engagement make?”

If you’ve been updating yourself then you too would have heard a considerable amount of talk flying around about Employee Engagement and its importance. In view of this latest development we at Sourcing Adda (@SourcingAdda) decided to find out more perspectives about this interesting topic and hence our WhatsApp Group Chat topic catered to this particular aspect. And here’s what went on in this discussion…..12This brings us to the end of our interesting discussion be sure to join us for the next one. If you’re looking forward to more such discussions then follow us @Sourcing Adda (#SourcingAdda).

3 Interview Questions every Recruiter should ask a Marketing Candidate

Hiring a great candidate isn’t easy; ask any recruiter and even more so hiring a marketing candidate at that! As a result recruiters have a hard time landing that perfect candidate for the firm that they represent. As such even corporates that seeking out such individuals share in the brunt of inefficient employees. Therefore there are, “3 Interview Questions every Recruiter should ask a Marketing Candidate” in an effort to recruit an efficient marketing candidate that you might encounter. So let’s find out what these interesting questions are…

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What’s the difference between marketing and selling?

This is probably the most important questions that will help you identify an efficient candidate. This is a common question with mixed answers, as most individuals tend to confuse the two when it comes to the individual roles that each one performs. This confusion then leads to conflict between the two as employees that are part of the sales group tend to be more focused on making the numbers and it is difficult for them to perceive and appreciate the ground work that marketing create. Similarly, a marketing professional will find it difficult to perceive and appreciate the complexity of the steps involved in making a sale. Regardless of this conflict it will affect either party’s productivity of the organisation on the whole.

How would you contribute, if you’ve temporarily been assigned to the sales groups?

This is a nice way to cross check the applicants that you receive and a way to build bonds between sales and marketing groups. And even if this is not your objective, nonetheless you should still pose this question as it is the practical aspect of the previous question, for the candidate. This question will definitely give you an idea as to the kind of personality the candidate has. If you get an answer like, “I’m sure that I’d be good at selling, but an assignment such as this would not be the best use of my talents.” This response suggests that if the candidate is hired then they are likely to have difficulty in creating marketing programs the delivery of products that are useful to the sales teams as well. But the ideal answer would be something like this, “I’d learn everything that I can and then bring that knowledge back to the marketing group to help make it a more effective one.”

Tell me about your brand

This is a bit tricky, for the simple reason that on the surface it provides an opportunity to the candidate to apply and talk about their unique experience in the industry and how they come out to the outside world. All very important aspects for the job profile. This will also highlight whether your candidates priorities are to either help your marketing team to build a stronger brand or to build a personal brand for themselves to advance in their careers. You want to hire someone who defines their personal brand in terms of service, working in a team and helping the company to be a success. A candidate displaying more of a personal brand to be independent is sure to be problematic for corporates. These individuals usually tend not to get along with co – workers and are bound to affect the performance of others.

So there you have it the questions that might just be the key to unlocking doors to catch that perfect candidate which you effortlessly seek but leads to an attempt of futile effort of gathering those hard to get candidates. Now that you have some more information on making a hire, you should probably be implementing it in to your list of strategies to land a perfect hire! You can also leave your views in our comments section and we’ll be glad to implement them.

WhatsApp Group Chat – Are Present day Recruiters well equipped to assess the culture fit of a candidate?

You know what time it is, well it’s time for a recap on the discussion that we had in our WhatsApp Group Chat platform. And I’m sure you are impatiently waiting to refresh your memory on the aspects that were discussed. So find out what our fellow Talent Acquisition professionals had to say about, “Are Present day Recruiters well equipped to assess the culture fit of a candidate?” If you weren’t present then you’re in for a thought provoking session and are likely to gain interesting insights too.

1234Now weren’t you glad that you went through the entire chat, I’m sure you’d have forgotten some of it already. If not then you have added to your learning and you know something more than what you originally did. How great is that. I bet you can’t wait for our next WhatsApp Group Chat. Wait no more all you have to do is follow us @SourcingAdda for timely updates.

WhatsApp Group Chat – Why Recruiters & Sourcers should use Twitter?

Can you guess what time is it? If not here’s a hint – were you part of the WhatsApp Group Chat that was held? Figured it out yet, you guessed right it’s time for a recap of these chats that we all so patiently wait for. Here’s what went on in this week’s chat where Recruiters and Talent Acquisition professionals like yourself got together to discuss why Recruiters & Sourcers should use Twitter.

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Well this brings an end to our interesting chat discussions that we all enjoy and update ourselves with. Let’s connect with more professionals like us and get more people to join in order to get more perspectives to learn so much more. Wouldn’t that be great? I sure do, how about you? Meanwhile let’s continue to follow @SourcingAdda for more updates about future activities to come and have fun too.

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