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Hiring and Recruitment Archive

Frustrated with recruitment not giving results?

Poor articulation of skills required by the hiring manager, recruiters’ poor understanding of the required skills, inefficiency in sourcing and poor screening contribute to poor results in recruitment. Lets admit it – recruitment today’s is far more complex than it was many years back. One important reason is that the skills have become diverse and...

Hiring – wasting time asking and looking for wrong things

48% of managers felt they are not getting the right skills – this is from one of the reports I think the managers should be asking if they are looking for the right skills. Rejecting a guy who has good visualizing and UX skills and who has worked on CSS3 but rejecting him just because...

Doing away with Job Descriptions as we know it

Job Descriptions- Few Facts: Job Descriptions are the basic information base in the recruitment process. Recruitment process almost always starts with the creation of Job Descriptions. Hiring Managers have in their mind a set of words or phrases related to “skills” that are required for the job. Unfortunately, because of the way things are here,...

Why HR needs to get less textual

Textual Data- Challenges to HR Maybe there is no other domain or function that deals with so much text (and least data) as HR. Consider the millions of resumes and the number of lines of text in them, the number of job descriptions and lines of texts in them, and then the interview evaluation forms,...

Data is Truth; HR needs to speak Data

  In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data – is a powerful dictum articulated by Deming HR can improve its credibility with data – from within its organization and that from the market. I wish to present data that I find could be useful for the HR fraternity – data from market, related to people...

Getting useful data on skills from recruitment process to improve recruitment

Recruitment Process-challenges Lot of effort is spent on recruitment by every company. The recruitment process involves several stake holders such as the Hiring Manager, internal recruiters, external recruiters, job boards, candidates, interviewers and HR. There is lot of information that is generated and processed in the whole process. However, very little of this information is really...

How to get the Hiring Manager to become realistic in fulfilling their requirement

It is finally the recruitment team or HR that faces the flak for not being able to hire for open positions. Their job is extremely tough – sourcing the right profile that the Hiring Manager wants. Many times the hiring does not happen because there is unreasonable expectation. One expects a set of combination of...

Get Recruiters to better understand job requirement for better recruitment results

Job Requirement -Facts: Recruiters are key to recruitment as they are the ones who are going to be sourcing for the job. Recruiters could be in-house or outsourced vendors and not all are equally capable. Recruiters do not, most often, understand the Job Requirement as much as the Hiring Manager. Thus it is imperative that...

Better Recruitment: Simplifying Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions are the starting point of the recruitment process. Simplifying the job descriptions can lead to better understanding of the requirements, sourcing and selection. Key Points Traditional job descriptions fail because No one wants to read or write long blocks of text Job Skills and Descriptions are “lost in translation” Resumes are matched inefficiently...

Breaking the silos in Recruitment – a pressing need

The recruitment space suffers from inefficiency in the flow of information due to walled communities or silos of information created by the job boards. This needs to change. Key points in this post: There are too many job boards and each expect re-entry of information of individual information and job information in their own formats....