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 Unfortunately, most often than not, job descriptions are out of date, and not changed at all once formulated, or are all too vague, or do not address the main requirement directly.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.
Employer brand is a set of tangible qualities that a company possesses as an employer. It is these qualities which become the identity of the company among all those who work or intend to work in the company. Simply put, your employer brand encourages new employees to join you, remain with you and recommend you to their other colleagues. Here’s what does it take to develop a strong ‘Employer Brand’?
Do you remember your onboarding at your job? How was your first day, the first week, or the first month at the job? Now as the tables turn and you’re the boss, you have two options. Either repeat the history of what happened with you? Or instead, make the first day of your employees a memorable one. Having creative presentations, active demonstrations and better onboarding could set a positive and productive work environment for the new joinees. These are just some of the ways that would be very helpful in transforming your onboarding process into a dynamic, interesting, job-oriented and effective process.
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.
India’s economy is back on track, and renewed optimism means that CEOs in most industry sectors are investing in growth. However, the one dark cloud in this sunny picture is the huge shortage of talent that India Inc. is facing, especially in white collar jobs. In this guest article, Mr. Akhil Shahani – Managing Director of The Shahani Group shares his thoughts with us.
Overwhelming as it may be, data analysis has made things more precise for businesses. Data analysts have proven over time and again that numbers don’t lie and are collectively, an effective tool to design various organisational functions. The question still remains, that how does data analysis fit into the entire HR scenario?