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4 More Campus Recruitment Strategies

Companies are constantly seeking out talented individuals, to build and grow their individuals business. In times when talented and skilled labour isn’t easy to come by, especially when such individuals are in demand by several companies be it; a small start – up, a growing business or a big business. It’s safe to say that a recruiter’s task is never ending as candidates who have been great employees but have received better packages.

Recruiting is the most daunting task or job profile if gathering candidates isn’t as easy as you hope it to be. Luckily there exist “4 More Campus Recruitment Strategies, Recruiters need to be aware of” that are also out of the box ones. Let’s find out what they are.


Work with Students Associations

While career or On – campus events allows hiring companies to recruit fresh talent working with students associations gives you more exposure to catch talent in the making. What this means is that you can meet students before they decide on a career path and advise them according to their interested field. This will help them to get a clear idea about their choices and the kind of degree they should go in for. Or they can also pick students that have some experience in their field of choice even if they do not possess the specific degree.

Target students with Social Media

Nowadays, most students are relatively active on social media sites. So you can get their attention by analysing the kind of sites that have the maximum amount of students and then post job specs. This will definitely boost your applications and responses to your posts, thus you are likely to get more candidates from which to make a selection. Here you can also advertise any events that are related to recruiting that your firm is conducting, for instance hosting career fairs or introduction sessions.

Take the Recruiting Process Online

You are bound to have more success when you go online as most of your applicants that you wish to catch are within the specific age range that are regularly active on social networking sites. So posting on, online platforms or job portals will help you get more candidates fast.

Capture your Talent

Avoid asking students to fill up scraps of paper at job fairs and use modern methods of seeking the information you require by using technology instead, such as mobiles or iPads. This way all the data is stored in one place and when you require candidates you can simply sift through this data effectively and efficiently and thus speed up the entire process.

These options are far better and more effective ways to attract and capture the right talent that too with a mere click of a button. Therefore, get the desired talent that you seek by cost effective methods and by following the trend that is followed. So the next time you pick your method to capture talent remember to, “Be willing to step outside your comfort zone once in a while; take the risks in life that seem worth taking. The ride might not be as predictable if you’d just planted your feet and stayed put, but it will be a heck of a lot more interesting.” – Dward Whitacre, Jr.


WhatsApp Group Chat – How do you train someone to be a Sourcer?

If you’ve been following Sourcing Adda (@SourcingAdda) I’m sure you’re aware of the WhatsApp Group Chat and are probably part of it too. If not you’ve already missed a lot but you can still catch up. We now have 3 new additions to our groups i.e. Pune 2, Kolkata and Gujarat apart from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune 1. Well now you can be a part of these new entries if you’ve wanted to connect with individuals within your location. So let’s get a recap of the Chat that focussed on how do you train someone to be a Sourcer?12345Well this brings our interesting Chat to an end. Overall I can say that it was quite entertaining and insightful with lots of take a ways which are trade secrets. So if you’re not already on these chats then you should be as it will definitely improve your knowledge and keep you updated. So stay tune to @SourcingAdda to get updates.

WhatsApp Group Chat – What do you look for in a Recruiter or Sourcer when hiring?

A Recruiters profile is quite demanding and those of you who practice it will agree. Just like any other job profile so also a Recruiter or Sourcers job too requires a set of skills if a company is sure to prosper. But how many of us actually stop to map out what kind of a candidate we are looking for? Having said that, this week’s chat was about, “What do you look for in a Recruiter or Sourcer when hiring? And here’s what was discussed amongst the 6 Chat groups namely Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Pune.

WhatsappWell that brings another chat to an end with interesting insights that you can implement in your hiring strategy or even modify to speed up the desired results. How great is that? Don’t you agree? at least, I do. But don’t go yet, join us next week at the same time for another Chat that I’m sure you’ll enjoy and gain interesting insights in the process too.


4 Habits that Effective Recruiters Avoid

You are probably familiar with the current trend that is followed i.e. Social Media Recruiting. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this put simply it is a new strategy that recruiters and companies use to fulfil their branding as well as hiring needs by utilising Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ optimally.

As a Recruiter if you’re wondering why you’re efforts are going in vain, then you are probably following the 4 habits that Effective Recruiters avoid. If that’s the case then let’s find out what are the 4 habits that Effective Recruiter’s avoid and rectify them to improve our performance.blog2Complain that there aren’t any good candidates

This is quite common with most Talent Acquisition Professionals, but let me stop you there. It’s fairly simple to start complaining and avoid the work. So before you start complaining take a minute to make a check list and identify whether you’ve explored all your options –

  • Have you taken the time out to look?
  • Have you completely searched you’re database?
  • Have you written a Boolean Search String with all the required information filtered?
  • Have you done an advanced LinkedIn Search?
  • Have you done a Monster search or any other job portal?
  • Have you checked Social media like Facebook, Twitter etc.?
  • Have you contacted current and past employees for referrals?
  • Have you got in touch with influential people?

You get the picture, need I say more?

Spam Candidates

Do you send In-mails to everyone that meets one keyword of the job spec by using LinkedIn or any other networking sites but haven’t tailored it according to the candidates you’ve sent it to? If that is the case then it will definitely affect your chances of establishing contact with potential candidates. In such a scenario it is important to note that individuals respond better to personalised contact as compared to a generalised one.

Falsely connecting with individuals

Another common method used by many Recruiters is having false connections. When we wish to establish connections with individuals, the general tendency is to say things to get them to listen to you. The most common statement used is that you’ve done business together although that may not be the case. Once rapport is established a connection is made. This is done by almost every person on LinkedIn that is seeking a candidate. In order to get the most response it is important to stop developing false connections else you’ll lose connections rapidly.

Describing every job as a Great Opportunity

Nothing puts off candidates then describing every job as a great opportunity. Popular statements that are used are …

  • This is a great opportunity!
  • You’ll have the opportunity to experience X!
  • You can take the opportunity to learn Y!

So on and so forth, does this sound familiar? Therefore, if you’re following these statements in your job specs then you might want to stop because no one really responds to such statements.

There you have it the aspects that can make a difference. These are but a few habits that Recruiters follow which affects their efficiency on the whole. Therefore if you wish to be a good Recruiter instead of an average one, you need to first identify if you’re following any of these habits and avoid them. This will in turn improve your hiring percentage and land you with the right candidates. Do you have any ineffective Recruiting habits you’ll like to add?

WhatsApp Group Chat – Out of the Box Sourcing

Like always our third WhatsApp Group Chat started off on an amusing note with enjoyable comments shared. I bet you wished you would have been there and I’m sure you’re curious as to what the discussion was all about. Well, I’ll try not to beat around the bush and tell you straight up. The Chat focused on Out of the Box Sourcing.

But before we get on with the interesting insights, I’d like to begin with an amazing write up that one of our members Shrikant Shirke posted on –whatsapp-logo-vector

How To Recruit The Right Person For The Job?

Put about 100 bricks in some Particular order in a closed Room with an Open window – Then send 2 or 3 candidates in the room and close the door. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours and then analyse the situation –

  • If they are counting the Bricks; put them in the Accounts Department
  • If they are recounting them; put them in Auditing
  • If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks; put them in Engineering
  • If they are arranging the Bricks in some strange order; put them in Project
  • If they are throwing the Bricks at each other; put them in Operations
  • If they are sleeping; put them in Security
  • If they have broken the bricks into pieces; put them in Information Technology
  • If they are sitting idle; put them in Human Resource
  • If they say they have tried different combinations, yet not a brick has been moved; put them in Sales
  • If they have already left for the day; put them in Marketing
  • If they are staring out of the window; put them on Strategic Planning
  • And then last but not the least; if they are talking to each other and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and put them in Top Management

Now let’s get back to the interesting conversations and in the process boost our knowledge about the same. Here’s what was discussed….

bubble-chartNow isn’t this great? We’ve got some amazing inputs and techniques that we can all use and help each other. Well we’ve actually upgraded ourselves to new techniques that haven’t been thought of before. A big thanks to all our participants and we hope you continue to participate and share your insights. Got any topics for out next WhatsApp Group Chat, do tell?

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