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Social Media Recruitment Strategy

As we all know that social media is rapidly growing, building a quality online presence is important. Simultaneously the way of recruiting has also changed in the past few decades, the focus is on attracting the best talent and in order to make this happen social media recruiting strategy plays a vital role. Social media has become the most successful tool for hiring and recruiting.  Before you start recruiting through social media sites, it’s important that you clearly understand how it works and how beneficial is it to your organisation.

Yet people have question, is social media the best for recruitment process cause of legal issues, lack of time and lack of knowledge. Keeping that aside, social media is one of the best tools one can use for recruiting and can achieve wide range of additional goals. Using social media for recruitment has many advantages such as increase job visibility, improves employer branding, provides better insight into candidate’s profiles and helps you connect with passive candidates.  Companies present business proposal or building a social media presence keeping the customers in mind. One might have trouble in choosing the right social network, you can go with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ or any other which can offer excellent opportunities and also try other different ways in which profiles get the highest level of engagement.

Benefits of using social media for recruitment

  • Diverse audience: Research has proven that people of different ages and background are active on social media. Social media can act as the bridge of communication between you and the clients, this can be done by building effective sourcing and recruiting strategy.
  • Reduce time to fill: By making use of many different advertising channels for your company. You can come across many candidates and will increase the chances of getting the most talented and qualified candidates faster.
  • Becomes easier for employees to refer candidates: Various posting and sharing options that social sites offer is very beneficial to companies. Current employees can also look into the job openings. Provides a large scale visibility.
  • Get creative with job post: The job posting need not be formal or just the text forms. They can include images and videos to make it more innovative and attractive. Along with the image or a video, a text over it describing the job like experience and what is the job about.
  • Decrease recruiting cost: Having a social media account for posting and sharing job openings can make your work easier and cost free. It allows you to inform the other professional circle that your company has got job openings.

How to Prepare for Your Next Interview

Job interviews are scary, doesn’t matter you are a fresher or not. There is nothing to panic about it at all, staying clam will make you feel more comfortable and confident. Having the best resume and cover letter can get an interview request. It’s time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you are ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers. Interviews can be intimidating, and it isn’t always clear what employers are looking for. The more carefully you prepare, the better you will do.

One of the major mistakes made by the job seekers in order to impress is oversharing. Oversharing in an interview is the dangerous thing you can do. Sharing to much about you may create a poor impression and cut short the hiring manager’s time for further questions. It may also happen that out of nervousness you blabber endlessly about irrelevant information.

When you are asked to tell about yourself, never ever go for long stories. Always keep it short and simple, that is what preferred. Most important thing is your body language. If you never smile, have a limp handshake, and don’t make eye contact with the interviewer, can make the person feel you not interested. As long as you not interested, they aren’t interested in hiring you. Here appearing interested means that even though the job isn’t relevant to your profile, you ready to work for them anyways. Talking about your skills that they looking for, being confident and the way you communicate is a good way to impress. It’s important to know that you don’t have to answer every question asked, its okay not to answer when you not sure.

Better be prepared for everything, no one knows what might be asked. Knowing in and out about the company is also very essential. Only when you completely know about the company, you can have a clear idea of what they looking for. Listen carefully to what is being asked and make sure you have the exact answers, show them what you know. Also be ready with a list of few questions to ask. It is important to have at least one or two questions prepared in order to demonstrate your interest in the organization. Otherwise, you might come across as apathetic, which is a major turn off for hiring managers.

Interview Drives: Requirement, Branding, Save Time

 

One of the quickest ways to know your company is doing well is when there are clients coming to offer you contract for their project. When it is a regular size project, no doubt it can be managed by the existing people or by hiring one or two more people. But when you are doing well, it is time for mass hiring in one shot for the many projects you have undertaken. It’s not easy to do so, but definitely not impossible. All you need is a good support system, the wise option here is to reach out to a strong, credible staffing solution for your requirement. Let the staffing solution do the needful, i.e. , let the staffing solution you have opted for line up the ‘n’ number of candidates required, co-ordinate between the interview panel and the candidates, take up accountability of the candidate joining etc.

It does seem to be a lot of work that requires immense skill and expertise. After all it is an Interview drive. No doubt, there are definite perks to hosting a drive of large numbers. Read on to find out…

  1. Immediate closures to your Requirement:

As it has been mentioned, when you are on a deadline to deliver the project undertaken and you need people to help accomplish it. Mass hiring is the immediate option to save time and start working on the project. Hosting a drive will help you accomplish that goal. Remember the IT recruiters that will be providing you with these candidates would have pre-screened as per requirement. Thus, making it easy for you to reach your target on time.

  1. Branding:

Hosting a drive that will get a large number of people to show up for the interview clearly will set you up on the page of branding your company in the market. It is one of the easiest not just to reach out to the IT crowd in the city by letting them know you are on the map with huge number of hiring and more projects. But it also speaks of your product doing well in the market. There is no better way to get IT crowd, potential clients and competitor’s attention than by having a drive and hiring a good amount of crowd.

  1. Growth:

If you’re sales and marketing team has managed to acquire good project deals, it is a way to display in the market that you have a good team backing you to show your growth. This event will also help them in getting more projects and give them the confidence to know that they will be able to deliver on time. Simply, because you are open to the idea of hiring skilled, technical experts in bulk.

Now I understand that this might require extra effort in taking interviews for so many candidates. But it is worth it at the end of the day. It is not easy to find so many people to join especially for contract position. And that is why you get in the expertise help. So, if you are wondering how to take up a huge project? Will I be able to deliver on time? My answer to you is Yes, you can take up a huge project and you will be able to deliver on time. With a little secret called Interview Drive.

Benefits of Chilling with Employees this Summer

Celebrations in offices are a common scenario with birthdays and the ‘n’ number of festivities held in the country. But to host an event once a month as a part of the work calendar just to celebrate work, effort and dedication holds its own place of benefit.

We have all come across comedy scenarios on TV shows, of HR’s hosting out of the box and sometimes out of the mind team building exercises. No doubt, some of them are fun but most of them are to be made fun off. These team building events do have their own place, but a regular event helps not only motivate the people you work with, but also makes them feel valued. I work at an IT consulting firm that provides staffing services. It is a fast paced job in the genre of HR. Here, everyone is pro in sales, technology and might I add competitive. After all, incentive is one of the main perks in this field.

To host an event on a regular basis for your employees has its benefits. Especially, when you are a part of a demanding job role that expects more than going the extra mile. So, let me walk you through the 3rd Saturday of Summer.

It is Friday night, relaxing at home after a long week, browsing through my wardrobe trying to decide on an outfit for the ‘Sun Kissed Summer Goa Theme’ – celebration. So, what are we celebrating? A lot! After all, it’s not every day that you get to see your manager’s look in Goa is stunning (mortals after all), colleagues dance moves that mooove, laughter and selfies never seen before.

It was during that fun filled time of luminaire club-stage lights, eureka of the benefits of hosting this event strikes.

  1. Sense of Belonging:

It might sound freshman year of college but after attending this monthly weekend of fun, frolic, party you can be a week old in the company but you now know everyone’s name, friends with them, well informed on the fun side of the company and individuals. A sense of belonging to that firm, that you are warmly welcomed and are a part of this mania.

  1. Reward & Recognition:

There is no fun if there is no competition. The joy of receiving your well-earned incentive check not only shows your strength and ability in front of the entire staff. But also makes a loud and clear statement saying that, you are in this to win it. Your career goals are set and you are focused. To be appreciated with a check means enough but to set the statement in front of your competing team boost a healthy ego in itself.

  1. Motivation:

The level of motivation that is created after a party hard to work hard is impeccable. Some of the renowned professors have already stated that the most exciting yet rewarding job is that of a HR Recruiter. This is motivating enough to know that, you are closing in on a top talent for a firm and at the same time, you are changing the life of an individual, by placing him/her in their potential dream job. The cherry on the cake is also the simple motto of ‘Work Hard Party Hard’.

  1. Loyalty:

Every time management takes initiative to organise a time to celebrate, appreciate and create a fun environment for employees. It creates a sense of comfort and loyalty towards the management. You know they appreciate the effort and the hard work that goes into closing each position whether it is permanent hiring or contract hiring.

As a recruiter, I understand the amount of effort and perseverance it takes, to close a challenging requirement from the client. When, a monthly effort is put in to notice, reward and appreciate your work from the management’s side creates a whole new effect.

How to survive a deadline crisis?

It’s a normal trend in the IT industry to feel the pressure and heat before the deadline. In addition, your teammates decide to look for better opportunities at a crucial time or you realise that you need to hire a few more people to deliver on time. The load of skilled requirement for any HR at that moment can be a very nerve wracking time. It can get difficult by the day when you are unable to find the required skill set, within the budget, immediate joinee and excellent performers in moments of pressure. These qualities to find under pressure and on immediate basis can be a difficult task to survive.

While, the notion of being an HR is about having a relaxed, comfortable work life balance. It is moments like these that give a hard reality check. So, what do you do? Rather, how do you step up and prove yourself? Curious……? Read on…

  1. Gain knowledge:

The heading seems simple but effective. While most HR’s are from commerce background, it is quite difficult to understand the exact need of IT requirement. Although to research about the key skills can take time but considering the amount of knowledge you gain is all worth it in the end.

 

  1. Hard work does not go out of style:

Hard work has never gone out of style and probably never will. Every successful man has been known to quote this saying, “Luck favours the prepared”. There is only one way to prepare yourself for a moment that sounds like a deadline crisis. “Hard work” it is the need of the hour and yes it might mean making 30 calls a day and staying up late night reading on sourcing, screening, interview questions to close in important positions ASAP.

 

  1. Be smart:

While hard work is a crucial factor, put in the effort required to do some research on smart work. I don’t mean cutting corners on your work but smart work as in quick and effective work. If you’re unable to find technically skilled people on a deadline, the smart move would be to take help of technical people who are trained in recruitment. You can always reach out to IT consulting services for help. It can get difficult when you need to hire people on contract basis. No one wants a job with an expiry date is what you might be getting as a feedback from potential candidates. It’s moments like that when you rely on staffing services for contract staffing and permanent staffing as well.

 

I hope this has eased your nerves. So, if you are in this situation unable to hire IT people for your firm. Look into these smart thoughts. All the Best!