When you’ve spent hours carefully selecting the right candidate, you expect them to excel, succeed and validate your choice. This may be the ideal situation, but all too often candidates fall short of your expectations for several reasons. This is a situation that happens more often than you think, especially with senior level employees. Here are five things to do if you’re struggling with new hires.
Writing a job description is one of the most basic HR functions. With a little thought, you can put together an appropriate job description to bring a wide range of highly talented candidates into the pipeline. Unfortunately, most often than not, job descriptions are out of date, and not changed at all once formulated, or are all too vague, or do not address the main requirement directly. Here are 6 tips that will enable you to write a good JD…
These days, there is no dearth of information available, and most candidates are well-prepared for interviews. It is easy to prepare answers for the most common, expected questions. There are also professional services that can prepare a great resume for you. So how does a company effectively decide who is the best fit and a good hire?
In recent times, data has become a buzzword, HR analytics appears in the job descriptions of several HR related roles and we have reached a point where data can no longer be ignored. Data can give invaluable insights if time and resources are spent on analysis. And if (a big if) the management seeks insight to make informed decisions on people related matters.
The CV, qualifications and past experiences are undoubtedly very vital in your hiring process. However, if you wish to choose an ideal candidate, you need to look beyond what’s there in the CV. You might have to look at a whole lot of personality aspects to ensure you hire an ideal candidate for the job.
“I’m not surprised that suddenly there is a great emphasis globally, on the intent to hire the most skilled candidate for the role in question. The question though begs to be answered is ‘Did we not hire based on skill earlier?’. Or let’s just say that HR lost focus of the skills for some time and got enamoured by the education qualifications, certifications etc.” shares Nirav Jagad.
The “war for talent” is a key driver of success as well as a strategic business challenge. And this war has only intensified in the last decade. Let’s look at what differentiates freshers and experienced professionals in the context of hiring and its effects on the organisation.
There is a new breed of employee that has entered our workplaces – the millennials. What one needs to prepare for is the fact that millennials are an informed generation of employees with technology at their disposal. They are equipped to work in newer ways, and new ways of work demand a new set of formats, policies and rules.
Many entrepreneurs believe that organisations are born out of ideas that are acted upon with perseverance. Yet, they often forget that it is the employees that take the idea to fruition! While terms like employee satisfaction and motivation commonly do the rounds in office memos and workshops, seldom are they…
We put a shelf life on everything but our roles and responsibilities in the company… We believe we are the ones entitled to keep that position, and sometimes forever. But a mindset of success planning is more realistic if your company needs to grow in the future too. Here’s how you can start thinking about it…