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WhatsApp Group Chat a Reasons for Employee Transfers in Organisations
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Organisations constantly expand as is the process of growth and with that come certain challenges that one needs to tackle in the best way possible. They may have several reasons for conducting employee transfers but what are the many reasons for them to make these drastic changes and is there any substance to doing so? Are questions that keep cropping up to those of us who try to understand their standing on the same to better understand the industry we hold dear to us.

 

With that being said; we at Sourcing ADDA keep trying our level best to bring you relevant information about the latest happenings at the ground level in the recruitment fraternity. We do this to give you a more realistic picture of how the recruitment industry is progressing and evolving. The information thus shared keeps you updated so you are better prepared to deal with the changing trends. And thanks to one of our Mumbai Group members Rajaram’s participation we are able to share insights into topics that matter and one such discussion was conducted on, “Reasons for Employee Transfers in an organisation” so let’s take  look at the insights shared below for your perusal, we mean you the reader…

 

Whats App Group Chat – Reasons for Employee Transfers in Organisations

 

Whats App Group Chat – Reasons for Employee Transfers in organisations

 

The discussion above highlighted many reasons why firms transfer employees to different departments. Some of the commonalities portrayed are to avoid monotony in the work of an employee. They do this by opting for training interventions rather than transferring the employee. Others focus on up-skilling the employee’s skill which boosts the morale. Also, a transfer is applicable when based on an organisation’s requirements which maybe niche. In cases where churning an internal resource poses a huge challenge and investment; organisation’s usually resort to an external resource as an acceptable alternative. Another reason is organisation restructuring and other factors that lead to a transfer depend on the organisation’s dynamics like expansion, processes, projects, services, ageing, new technology etc. All in all, it is safe to assume that so long as the above parameters have been met the option of transfer or job rotation is based on such requirements.

 

More importantly as a close knit community we also provide assistance to members in their talent sourcing task as we have a platform where talented folk with the skills companies find hard to place available on our exclusive job posting groups. Where you’ll definitely find the talent you are looking for while obtaining workable alternatives to common challenges faced. You will learn about other tools and techniques Talent Acquisition folks like yourselves use to meet their placement targets. Apart from the not so obvious benefits mentioned you will learn a lot by participating in our regular activities. Therefore be sure to follow us @Sourcingadda and get real time updates to our upcoming activities and events. As several of our followers already know we look forward to your comments on the topic discussed so be sure to leave us yours. If you wish to become a part of our growing online community and remain tuned in to the latest happenings in the recruitment fraternity then register yourselves immediately today!

Apr
27
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Difference between Headhunters, Recruiters and Sourcers
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Difference between Headhunters, Recruiters and Sourcers

Being in the recruiting industry you’ve heard these terms a thousand times but how often have you stopped to wonder whether there is a difference between them or are the same. And if they are same why do we have so many different terms for the same reason? Well I’m not sure about you but I for one would like to know if there is any, “Difference between Headhunters, Recruiters and Sourcers”. Therefore, I’ve taken the liberty to answer these similar questions that most of us are also wondering. So let’s take it step by step and begin with how they are defined.

Definitions

If you wish to get a clear understanding of these terms it is important for you to understand the terms first. 

Headhunters

These are individuals that are hired by a third party corporation or company in order to locate suitable candidates possessing certain skills sets that aren’t easy to come by. These skill sets are harder to find and requires a certain background.

Recruiters

On the other hand a recruiter is an individual that is hired by a corporation or company to fill positions that crop up on regular bases within the organisation. The recruiter may be either employed at the organisation and work solely for that company or a third party recruiting organisation. These individuals may work within their own business or are usually a part of a larger staffing organisation.

Sourcers

These are individuals that are tasked with finding candidate details such as a specific name, title and or contact information of that particular person.

Now that we have a clear understanding of the terms we’ll be able to understand what the tasks these individuals are involved in are and this too might help you get a clear understanding.

How do they work?

Headhunters

For Headhunters, as mentioned earlier, these individuals usually take a proactive and an aggressive role in finding candidates and reach out to the ones directly if they find them suitable for the post. Such candidates are reached out and searched by headhunters. Their task usually consists of actively sourcing candidates and is completed once they get the candidate but these individuals aren’t involved in the recruiting process apart from locating candidates.

Recruiters

Recruiters on the other hand are involved throughout the recruiting process beginning from advertising job specs, scouting the desired talent, recruiting the right talent and introducing the new recruit’s to the company staff.  

Sourcers

Sourcers have a relatively similar role to the ones mentioned earlier but they are tasked to only source candidate details that are forwarded to recruiters to take the recruiting process to the other level. These individuals are present for a brief period of time i.e. they need only source candidates with the requirements and then recruiters handle it from there.

Difference between Headhunters, Recruiters and Sourcers

In a nutshell, a Sourcers role ends after a candidate has been sourced and shows an interest in the job offerings. Similarly a Headhunters role comes to a halt after a particular prospect has been located. While a Recruiters role begins at the application stage and only ends after an offer has been extended and /or accepted.

Hope this information was as useful as it was for me. Well I think it’s safe to say that, the difference between headhunters, recruiters and sourcers is clear now. If you have any suggestions or pointers that you’d like to add, do let us know via the comments sections.

Apr
20
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Recruitment: Background Verification (BGV) Process
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Recruitment: Background Verification (BGV) Process

On boarding selected talent requires them to go through a variety of processes before they are officially welcomed in to the new job role and Background Verification (BGV) is one such process that is conducted post joining or pre-boarding as per each firm’s preference. With the era of Biometrics and unique identification number (UID), one might wonder how difficult can it be to establish the credentials of an individual, truth be told; a lot, actually. Verifying credentials is a time consuming and lengthy process requiring accountability that many firms find difficult to in still in its employees.

BGV is a very important process that may have been overlooked due to the volume of workload many recruitment professionals cater too. Nevertheless there are firms that provide such a service to rule out any candidates BGV if missed. There still remains the question that how can this process be effectively implemented and the precautions surrounding it that need to be taken so you on-board reliable Talent, Lucky for you we Sourcing ADDA took it in our stride to bring you the information that will certainly help you with the processes involved that surround a successful Background Verification Process. And one of our Mumbai Group members Rajaram suggested we discuss about, “Recruitment: Background Verification (BGV) Processes. As we wanted to get a clearer picture into the inner workings of such a service and shared below is what we uncovered that will be useful to you…

WhatsApp Group Chat – Recruitment: Background Verification (BGV) Process

The insights shared are quite helpful to anyone interested in starting their own start-up firm or wishing to do a thorough background check on the new joinees. The views expressed give excellent guidelines on conducting such checks. It even highlights alternatives to consider if the company finds the task to be not feasible for them to do so and would rather outsource it altogether.

Furthermore it mentions which department the task falls under. It outlines what steps to take to go about achieving the desired results with the least amount of time taken to complete it or whom to approach to get it done at the earliest.

Additionally, while BGV is an essential part of the process of on-boarding you also need to consider other important aspects like Recruitment Metrics. Particularly the ones that matter to the investment department or even a simple matter of changing roles or job rotation impact the overall company growth and the workers development. These are some of the other aspects that new time wannabe start-up entrepreneurs would want to consider in their plans if any at all.

Also, a close knit community such as ours offers you some assistance in the key task of sourcing talented folk with the skills that companies find hard to place. Here you’ll definitely find the talent you are looking for and get workable solutions to common challenges faced or learn about tools or techniques other Talent Acquisition folk use to meet their placement targets. Apart from the benefits mentioned you will also get to learn a lot more by participating in our regular activities. Be sure to follow us @Sourcingadda to get real time updates to our upcoming activities and events. As several of our followers already know we are always looking forward to your comments on the topic discussed so make sure you leave us yours. To become a part of our growing online community and remain tuned in, to the latest happenings in the recruitment fraternity be proactive and register yourselves immediately today!

Dec
22
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3 Things Interviewers and Candidates should think about before an Interview
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3 Things Interviewers and Candidates should think about before an Interview

Preparing for interviews can be nerve wrecking for candidates as well as interviewers alike if either one isn’t prepared. There are certain things that are common knowledge but whether it is the right way to do things is something that doesn’t click either one in question.  We all agree that conducting interviews or seeking jobs isn’t something that we enjoy doing.

And research done on 200 candidates suggest that 80% agreed that if a recruiter arrives 10 minutes late it leaves a negative impression on potential candidates and the company the interviewer represents. Likewise interviewers don’t approve of the candidates communication ways. In addition to this 60% of fresh graduates don’t possess the communication skills to be successful. At such times what are the things the concerned individuals need to do well in advance before an interview. So here goes…

For Candidates

There are a few things that can help candidates to prepare for a scheduled interview and assist them to get a better chance of being recruited.

Do your Research

This seems to be developing into a trend where candidates are concerned, as many of them generally don’t take time out to research about the company they wish to join or work for. If they take the effort to find out more about what the company is into and involved with this will set the candidate apart from the rest that have also applied for the post.

Prepare Questions    

This again is something that most candidates are afraid to do due to the misunderstanding that questions aren’t welcomed. The reality is that recruiters usually seek out individuals that ask questions because this helps them realise whether or not they have understood what the post calls for. This too helps them to determine the candidate’s problem solving ability.

Remember what your mother taught you

She may have been nagging and at times annoying, even irritating really but little did you know how important these same lessons would be in the near future. Remember her instructions, “Sit up straight”, “Stand up straight”, “Look at me when I’m talking to you”, “Don’t interrupt me, when I’m talking to you”; do these sound familiar? Well you would do well to follow them as these are vital lessons that will definitely come in handy as these aspects are also observed at interviews.

For Interviewers

Well you too need to follow certain aspects and prepare yourself for the same as you are in fact representing the firm that you work for. So what are the aspects that you need to follow.

What kind of Questions to ask

Well you might want to stay away from questions that can lead to job discriminations. Hence questions about religion, marital status and children are a big No, No! You should probably refrain from such questions. These kinds of questions pose a threat to candidates looking for a work and family balance.

Know the Position Thoroughly

 As a recruiter it is absolutely essential for you to have proper knowledge about the position you seek to fill.  If you’re not clear about the requirements of the post the candidate isn’t going to like it when they have questions about the post that you can’t answer. This will automatically affect the reputation of the company you work for.

Therefore it is essential that you as a candidate or recruiter to be well prepared for the interview and to pay close attention to the aspects that have been discussed so far. These aspects are important if one wishes to speed up the recruiting process and to get employed fast.

Dec
1
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly

Many organisations realise the various benefits of job rotation and are following this practice diligently as it helps workers develop multiple skills. It exposes them to have different experiences and learn multiple skills that facilitate job satisfaction thus improving retention. And all the while cross training them to perform multiple roles ensures you have substitutes to perform important tasks when ones availability is scarce. Furthermore it enables them to develop an overall positive outlook towards their jobs minimising the mundane nature of regular tasks. Studies conducted indicate that job rotation is perceived by employees in a positive sense. The resulting perception improves their productivity, fosters the perception of job security; affecting the firm’s growth. It even has the potential to retain top performers due to the variety of learning opportunities it provides them.

All of it is easier said than done and the reality may be completely different when viewed from the ground level. To get a sense of whether this is practically feasible we decided to get the perspectives from the recruitment fraternity family. One such community being @SourcingAdda, we looked to our members to get a more realistic picture and they sure did. And one of our Mumbai group members Rajaram suggested we discuss about the Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly. Given below is what we discovered which is quite close to the benefits mentioned earlier on; so read on to verify it for yourselves…

WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly
WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly

The insights shared in the discussion mentioned above are in line with the views highlighted earlier and like most scenarios it too has pros and cons. Nevertheless, the benefits are far more rewarding as compared to routine tasks, minimising overall learning and innovation. Moreover, it is essential for all of us to have an inclination towards change as that is certain even when everything else seems otherwise. Inculcating an accepting attitude towards change prepares us to evolve at an individual level and meet change head on. Furthermore, as a close knit community we can be of assistance one you’ve join us and help scale your hiring needs or build pipelines of talent. To be able to leverage this amazing opportunity of being a part of our community you need to be an active participant rather than a by stander. As it too has its own benefits that you will only be able to see once you get more involved in our regular activities. Also following us @Sourcingadda to get real time updates to our upcoming activities and events. If you’ve been following us this whole time then you know we always look forward to your comments on the topic discussed so be sure to leave yours. If you want to be a part of our growing online community to remain tuned to the latest happenings in the recruitment fraternity then be proactive and register yourselves immediately today!

Nov
17
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Human Resources Management Challenges: Non – Revenue Generating Department
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WhatsApp Group Chat –Human Resources Management Challenges: Non – Revenue Generating Department

The rapidly evolving business landscape and the fluctuating economy affect’s businesses and by default the Human Resource Management Department as well. Given such developments it’s expected that the Human Resource Department will continue to face evolving challenges in the years to come. And as a Non – Revenue Generating Department are expected to provide justification for it. Additionally, ROI and investment justifications which can be difficult to respond too as talent selections are quite volatile in nature due to the dependency of multiple variables present.

To get some clarity on the subject and to get implementable solutions that facilitate better explanations and justifications; we @SourcingAdda took the initiative to conduct our on demand discussions on, “Challenges faced by HR Heads or Managers as a Non – Revenue Generating Department” upon the suggestion of one of our Mumbai group member’s Rajaram. And mentioned below for your perusal is what we uncovered…

WhatsApp Group Chat –Human Resources Management Challenges: Non – Revenue Generating Department
WhatsApp Group Chat –Human Resources Management Challenges: Non – Revenue Generating Department

From the perspectives shared above we can safely construe that there are always ways to try and get your point across by backing up your views and expressing them in a practical way. It helps one to view the entire process in a similar way rather than in a selective negative or positive view. It minimises any misinterpretations and helps one to think differently giving you a different outlook that is more realistic and acceptable. Therefore, for it to be effective it should be conveyed in a similar line of thought to the top management. As it fosters a different outlook enabling them to look at things as they stand in a realistic manner. It can thus persuade the management to be more receptive to your point of view in a practical and more acceptable manner.

If it still doesn’t provide the outcome you hope to achieve then applying the above mentioned alternatives particularly by giving specific details as much as possible that justifies your investment can do wonders to your career and the organisation as a whole. Also focus on the other aspects that are interrelated to the concept to back your justification e.g. Employee engagement, candidate experience, etc. alternatively, provide a different outlook that justifies your investments as mentioned earlier or you can utilise the information and solutions shared to help you derive alternatives and thus achieve the desired results from the Revenue Management Team. But when all is said and dusted you need to realise that they too are answerable to the top management. Therefore ensure you give them a perfectly valid reasons that help them covey the same to the top management. In so doing you are indirectly helping yourself and the organisation as a whole. As always we look forward to your comments on the topic discussed so be sure to leave your perspectives in our comments section below. If you wish to be a part of our online community to remain tuned to the evolving trends within the recruitment fraternity then be proactive and register yourselves immediately today. Our platform provides you with real time insights from thought leaders within the recruitment sphere offering solutions that worked for them on topics discussed that address various key challenges faced.  These exceptional individuals are here to share their live experiences on several recruitment related topics, share tips on different methods used for specific types of hiring. Additionally, they will enable you to fine tune your strategy and assist you in capturing hard to find talent at scale. As a member you have an option to leverage it to maximise your connections and thus grow your referral pipeline.

Nov
10
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What is a Job Fair?
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What is a Job Fair?

You’ve heard this term so many times yet, it never occurred to you to know more about it or to speak to people either. Well yours is a story, one that I’ve heard countless times.  Ever wondered what it is or have you just taken things at the face value and decided to disregard any of it? Don’t fret; it’s a relief to know that you’re not the only one.

So if you’re looking for more information about Job Fairs then you are on the right track. Besides it’s about time you found out more about Job Fairs. Hence, the question “what is a Job Fair?” arises in peoples mind. In the light of this new development, I have addressed the question that is often overlooked by countless others like you, the reader.

What is a Job Fair?

As the term suggests, it is mainly to do with recruiting, careers and job hunters.  It is also known by other names such as Career Fairs, Career Expositions (Expo), Career Campaigns etc. are a few popular names that are used by commoners. These are conducted mainly for employers, recruiters and schools in order to meet with prospective job seekers. Such opportunities are caught and used by job seekers and even employers, recruiters, students and schools alike.  The Job Fairs are of two types, mainly Traditional and Online Job Fairs. By now you’re probably wondering how these individuals benefit from such events. So we’ll be addressing each individually, to get a clear idea.

Types of Job Fairs

Traditional Job Fairs

The traditional job fairs are ones that you have probably heard of and are conducted on a personal level.  

Online Job Fairs

While Online Job fairs as the name suggest s are conducted online.  When we say online we mean that the entire procedure will be conducted virtually.

Benefits of Job Fairs

Students Benefit

Students go in for such fairs as it gives them information about –

  • The companies that are hiring
  • Job opportunities that they are likely to get as a fresher
  • They get to meet with the current employees to find out what is the work culture like
  • To find out what’s it like to work with this company
  • Get information about a sector or opportunity that seem interesting or are interested in

Companies Benefit

These events are perfect for companies because they give them –  

  • An opportunity to build the brand of the company
  • Rectify misconceptions and negative reviews floating around about the company
  • Meet the perspective candidates and identify the quality available in the market
  • Develop valuable connections to meet recruitment as well as business needs
  • Create a name and form a reputation so that people will be likely to work for them

Recruiters Benefit

Apart from the company benefits that have been mentioned some other benefits that can be added are –

  • They get to interact with potential recruits on a large scale
  • They get first – hand information on the quality of the candidates in the market
  • Helps them build connections that they can fall back on to serve their recruitment needs
  • Meet influential people whose views matter

School & Educational Institutes Benefit

Theses platforms help them to –

  • Build their brand
  • By hosting job fairs it also helps students get employed immediately after the final year of their course
  • Build strong connections with hiring companies to hold such events regularly and get their students selected
  • Hold guest lectures by these individuals and build awareness about the current market scenario
  • Hold conferences that help in the all-round development of students

Well doesn’t this clear out all the doubts that we may have had originally and we can say that we have a little more knowledge about what a Job Fair is its types and who benefits from such events. So there you have it, if you have any pointers to add and you can then list them out in the comments section.

Oct
27
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WhatsApp Group Chat – How should Recruiters deal with candidates having an employment gap?
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WhatsApp Group Chat – How should Recruiters deal with candidates having an employment gap?

Hiring professionals usually encounter a common problem when sifting through inch sized stacked up resumes which is the employment gap present in a potential recruits CV. Most recruiters use this as a decision making factor when selecting desired talent. Also many of them are of the opinion that may be this may not be a suitable candidate for the organization similar to a candidate having a two paged resume. These particular aspects are not overlooked and can be deal breaker from the candidate’s perspective. Additionally, Talent Acquisitionist stand to lose exceptional talent as such individuals usually possess the skills that your organisation is in dire need of. Writing them of as unsuitable for the organisation merely based on the employment gaps and two paged resumes seems faulty. Don’t you think?

If you’re wondering the same thing as us then you’ve come to the right place as we at Sourcing ADDA, strive to gain clarity on causes that affect the recruitment fraternity as a whole. If you aren’t convinced about it then let’s fix it immediately with a valid reason that will enlighten you. Here @SourcingAdda, we conduct the on demand discussions on Wednesdays to get a sense of the evolving trends and to better understand the industry we are so passionate about. We do that to prepare our members by providing updated information that is true at the ground level. And our loyal members like Yogesh one of our Pune group members was the one who suggested we shed some light on, “How should Recruiters or HR Heads deal with candidates having an employment gap” and mentioned below is what we derived…

WhatsApp Group Chat – How should Recruiters deal with candidates having an employment gap
WhatsApp Group Chat – How should Recruiters deal with candidates having an employment gap
WhatsApp Group Chat – How should Recruiters deal with candidates having an employment gap
WhatsApp Group Chat – How should Recruiters deal with candidates having an employment gap
WhatsApp Group Chat – How should Recruiters deal with candidates having an employment gap?

The conversation above clearly states that talent with career gaps should not be a constraint when making a candidate selection decision. Many fellow recruiters are of the opinion that gaps or career breaks or going on sabbatical can have a rewarding impact on the talent and can be rejuvenating to them. Employment Gaps help new but similar candidates to develop a fresh thinking that facilitates fresh ideas. And which organisation doesn’t want such fresh expression of talent in the work delivered by these individuals. More importantly such talent are usually eager to get back to work and thus nurturing this fresh talent becomes our responsibility as employment providers. Additions, of Talent such as these can do wonders not only to their overall personal development influencing their work but also impacts the growth of the company. Now don’t you think these talent pools are worth a re-look rather than a cause of concern?

Only, good recruiters have the fortitude to see a different side that average ones miss out on. They are the ones who realise that making assumptions without first asking questions and gathering information could lead to bad hiring decisions. They are of the opinion that passing on potentially qualified candidates without giving them a chance to explain could be a mistake for not only recruiters but the company at large affecting the progress of the firm.

Additionally, it would be a good decision on your part to join the ever growing recruitment community as you can leverage it to scale your hiring needs and build pipelines of talent where our Whats App groups will come in handy. In order to reap the benefits of our community you need to get more involved by participating in our regular activities and by following us @Sourcingadda for real time updates to our upcoming activities and events. And if you’ve been following us closely you’d know that we always look forward to your comments on the topic discussed therefore be sure to leave your views in our comments section below. If you wish to be a part of our online community to remain tuned to the evolving trends within the recruitment fraternity then be proactive and register yourselves immediately today.

Oct
20
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Twitter Channel for Communication – The Answer to Branding Needs
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Twitter Channel for Communication - The Answer to Branding Needs

All you Twitter fans out there with interesting Tweets will be delighted to know that you’re all – time favourite SMS channel comes with additions which you most definitely will enjoy. Your frequently visited site is new and improved, to optimise your experience.

These advanced features will help you to share and edit your videos, personalise your timeline highlights, with improved Direct Messages (DMs) instant timelines and a repositioned posting. This will be easier for new users to navigate within Twitter and build contacts.

Share Tweets

With the update to DMs one can share Tweets privately with any of their followers, and that person will immediately receive a push notification. And then this tweet will display directly in the DM conversation. Now instead of Tweeting every little thing, it can be done by messaging.

Share Links

This feature was initially abandoned to avoid spam, but has been re-installed to bring life to the relatively unused private messaging feature. So now you can even send links to boost branding needs. This feature is also available for Tweet Deck which can prove handy for community managers present on the platform.

Messaging advantages

Who will benefit?

Both Community and Recruiters alike can benefit as they can connect with a vast number of people easily and faster. Here’s how…

Community Managers

Through direct messaging community managers can deal with negative reviews or issues faced by consumers.  All they need to do is send private messages to consumers to let them know that their views will be taken into consideration and if possible their issues will be resolved, that too on a personal base.  Aside from this they can also connect with influencers as and when required, on a personal base.

Recruiters

With the help of direct messaging, recruiters can communicate to a vast number of candidates by sending messages to candidates they wish to interview.  They too can interact with influencers in order to gather more suitable candidates of the right calibre. Both these aspects can be achieved on a personal base in a professional manner.  To add to this, even messaging their Twitter friends, to let them know about any job openings.

Networking  

Networking between friends and colleagues is now possible as they too can exploit this feature to their advantage. This in turn will boost the connections and improve the quality of hires as well.

Engaging qualities

This new feature will no doubt get more of your connections to Tweet and send messages of posts that they like and would like to share or comment and Tweet.

So there you have it, you can now make the optimum use of this messaging feature nonetheless. And in the process improve your connections so that you have ones that you can always fall back on, in the event that suitable candidates aren’t available. Besides, a simple message can have a lasting impact on the ones involved and also improve one’s branding needs.

Jul
7
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Challenges & Strategies in Diversity and Inclusion Hiring
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There is an increasing emphasis given to diversity in the workplace these days, pushing hiring managers to focus more on Diversity and Inclusion Hiring (D&I). But what exactly do we mean by DnI Hiring as it is commonly known within the recruitment fraternity?

Simply put, DnI Hiring is nothing but a recruiter intentionally considering candidates from different walks of life with an attempt to ensure that the hiring process is all inclusive and free from barriers and biases that are based on a candidate’s race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion and other characteristics. Although it sounds do able but in truth accomplishing the task is a different story altogether. The reason being that not only do you need to include the underrepresented workforce but also ensure that you on board the right talent within the specific talent market and therein lies the difficulty we are all so familiar with as fellow Talent Acquisitionists.

But don’t be discouraged just yet as we @SourcingAdda, understand this challenge and are ever ready to offer solutions that can make a world of difference to assist  you in meeting your requirements. Hence, upon our members’ request we decided to take the topic, “Challenges & Strategies in Diversity and Inclusion Hiring” that was suggested by two of our member’s each from the Pune & Bangalore group i.e. Sonam & Paramveer. Mentioned below are possible solutions and strategies that can be worth your while to read and in so doing you can uncover for yourself what we discovered…

Challenges & Strategies in Diversity and Inclusion Hiring
Challenges & Strategies in Diversity and Inclusion Hiring
Challenges & Strategies in Diversity and Inclusion Hiring

The discussion above clearly focusses on the goal of D&I hiring which is to make sure that hiring is done by reducing biases that may exist in sourcing, screening, and shortlisting candidates. The insights shared were interesting and are instrumental in achieving Diversity and Inclusion Hiring (D&I) success. And the strategies implemented may ignore or discriminate against qualified, diverse and exceptional candidates therefore identifying these aspects is of high priority to ensure D&I hiring is done without any biases.

Also the views expressed help you get a fair idea of the common challenges most organisations face. It even gives you solutions on how to overcome them when trying to deploy strategies to meet Diversity and Inclusion Hiring (D&I) needs.  To highlight just a few suggestions that cropped up; organisations need to formulate appropriate policies like POSH to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace. For the night shift workforce you can have security in place and trustworthy personnel at all times. Having a crèche facility within the companies premises improves the chances of single parents opting in to your offer due to the convenience and other perks like ESIC, EPF, Food Coupons to the in house canteen facility if applicable that you offer. Creating opportunities in the top Leadership for Diversity can scale up your organisations profits thus improve your RoI drastically and be a success.  All of these aspects together can improve the offer to joining ratio for these segments of individuals thus enabling you to have Diversity and Inclusion within your organisation.

If interested to know more about the repercussions of insisting on Immediate Joinees then WhatsApp Group Chat – Consequences of Hiring Managers Insisting on Immediate Joiner would be an ideal read. And if you wish to up skill or add to your learning then be sure to get yourself more involved by…

  1. Following us @Sourcingadda for real time updates to our upcoming activities and events
  2. a) Leaving your views or requests to join these groups in our comments section below

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b) DM us to @Sourcingadda with your name, WhatsApp. Contact no. and location

Where one of our representatives will get back to you at the earliest or you can be proactive and register yourselves immediately to stay abreast in the latest recruitment trends. These trends are showcased on our one of a kind platform where live insights are shared from experts within the recruitment fraternity. The inputs shared cater to the commonly faced challenges with possible solutions to help you come closer to meeting your hiring needs. You can even leverage the opportunity to make a connection with individuals alike on a personal note and up skill your candidate searching skills to capture exceptional and potential talent as well.