by Raghu Nandhan | May 28, 2018 | Blog, Talent Acquisition
HR is referred to the “change agent” in an organization.
For small businesses and large conglomerates alike, the human resources or personnel function can be helpful for much more than simply processing payroll or handling the open enrollment season once a year. Human resources plays an essential role in developing a company’s strategy as well as handling the employee-centered activities of an organization.
It is a reliable fact that the sheer growth of the company can be witnessed by hiring a good HR. Apart from the traditional responsibilities that the HR’s have in their bucket they can always make a way to entertain, reduce the attrition rate, bring in awareness of any useful piece of information, motivate the staff, being a point of liasion between the employees and the employers and many more..!
Here are some other factors that can be implemented in order to achieve a healthy workspace.
–Gamification: Engaging your staff in some fun activity in a planned period is vital to keep the staff happy in the work environment, it even helps to break barriers and getting to know their fellow workers..
–Culture & values of the company: The HR must step in to learn and uphold the history of culture in the organization & to implement the core values of the same to each employee in a planned way.
– Social Media: Social media & continuous learning is connected hence, making a way to grasp any idea which we think is of help and brings positive changes can be easily implemented in this diversified world.
– Strategies: To help the leaders in the organization from aligning the business strategies set to changing them into practices.
–Automation: Cutting down the orthodox methods & practices, helping the organization bring in new methods of attracting the right candidates to retaining them.
Hence, to build a team of professionals, it is of utmost importance to have an equally professional and well-managed HR department. A slipshod HR function will cost your organization’s future and compromise on its achievements. To summarize, the role of an HR manager is to maintain law and order in the organization and among st the employees, which further extends to attracting, engaging and retaining top talent.
It’s high time to direct the people who are responsible for giving direction to everyone else!!
by Raghu Nandhan | May 2, 2018 | Blog, Talent Acquisition
Sourcing the right candidates in today’s competitive world is a very vital for hiring/placing the best talent. Although, sourcing is just a step in recruitment process, there are abundant things to be focused on for one to become an expert.
Here are a few steps that we need to focus on to hire desired candidate for any job.
It starts from analyzing the Job Description on what the must have/nice to have skills are, the category of Industry, the Title of the roles & their alternatives, the Educational qualifications to the Certifications/Licenses, the location/boundary to try within, with all the skills/keywords required are some Key points that the sourcer must focus on.
Sourcing from Job Portals/ATS: It’s the most fundamental process a sourcer starts off with. Having your own ATS will help you find infinite number of potential candidates that’s already stored in the database. When sourcing from the job boards we must take into account the Type of Industry & the location since, there are chances of finding relevant candidates faster from a specified portal.
Active V/S Passive Candidates: As Greg Savage says, “There is no such thing as a Active/Passive Candidate.” Most candidates when offered the right job will definitely listen to what the recruiter has to say! So, there are chances to not ignore the passive candidates.
Social media sourcing: They are not the perfect technique for sourcing but can be alternative tools to try for. Diversifying the platforms we use helps us reach the strong candidate. In today’s trending world we are all connected through multiple social media tools like LinkedIn, Face book, Twitter, Instagram, which helps us search, identify and connect to the right runner.
Marketing Your Company: Advertising the company is a direct aim to pull out appropriate clients, partners, candidates. By posting blogs, subscribing to professional groups on social media, like/comment/share your company keeps reaching to more minds every day.
Perfecting the outreaching message: You’ve worked hard to source the right candidate, but that doesn’t matter if they won’t engage with you. Always, personalizing your message with relevant information is crucial to draw the candidate’s attention to make them respond back.
Even though limited to identifying, screening the candidates to the basic requirements, it all depends on the further process to find out to how they fit perfect in the desired role as well as their interest levels for the same role. The best sourcing teams commit to the idea of deliberate practice to constantly improve and enhance their skills. Hence, considered as an art to consistently reach new heights.