Monday, June 10, 2019

A Job Description Needs To Convey The Company’s Culture As Well

Obviously, the job description needs to have the description of the role or profile in order to get it across your target audiences and attract eye balls that have the needed skills as well as experience. But, a point that is vital while screening candidates is whether they are fit to your company’s culture or not.
Many a times company’s take up this topic during personal interviews or screenings. But, the idea of highlighting your company’s culture in the description itself can actually work well with getting leads of the kind, who want to work in your firm.

If you highlight the culture of your company in your description itself after outlining the details of the description. A solid job descriptions needs to have the components like title, role objective, experience, benefits, compensation and location primarily. Here’s a run-down all the inclusions of a Job description in a way that gives an idea of the culture as well
Role Objectives – The role objective includes the objectives that the hired candidate would need to achieve. It is a vital statement clearly stating about what result is expected overall. Herein, the organization can share company’s vision as well as mission and what kind of experience are you looking for your customers. Obviously, this would cover how the potential employee would bring value to it.
Responsibilities – This include the daily responsibilities under the role with context to the role objectives as well as some additional or exclusive tasks. Even alongside the responsibilities you may throw a bit of light on how a typical day at the workstation would look like so that the potential employee gets a hang of it. This could include the team as well as the activities that would be carried out in collaboration. There are companies who actually convey the daily schedule so as to give the candidates an idea of how their workdays looks like.
Experience – If the designation requires experience then it needs to be there in the job description. But, rather than just including the number of years of experience, putting in the qualities of leadership your organization is looking for.
Advantage - Mentioning your employment benefits is always a good idea even though they don’t differ on a company to company basis. Here is when you can jot down the information around the company culture like flexible work timings, meals, pick up and drop, study while on board to name a few.
Well, if you give an idea of the culture of your company alongside your job description, the potential candidate will get a fair idea of how it would be to work with the company and in reality you could reach out to genuinely interested candidates.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Take Your Office Culture To The Work – Use Social Media Smartly

What do you see when you visit social media handles of corporate sites, mundane press releases and a few pictures of events if any. Not anything that is really engaging ain’t it? Most of you would definitely agree with this statement, for sure. Apparently, we all know that social media is a platform for engaging people and not apparently there are quite a few corporates who ain’t making the most of it. Here are a few tips on how you can show off your office culture and enhance your company branding online.

Visuals Sharing
This is a sort of a no brainer tip, yes. Keep updating pictures and videos as they work better than text. No wonder Instagram has surpasses 1 billion users already. Pictures actually speak better than words and the statistics already show that. So, keep posting pictures and videos about your work culture regularly to keep the audience engaged.
Quotes sharing – Sharing motivational quotes on a regular basis is a good idea to enhance your brand but you need to understand that the quotes you share need to post have to be in sync with the philosophy of your company. They need to simple, clear and accompanied with attractive visuals as well.
Offline Branding – there are brands that involve their staff in branding. For example share your company or organisations T-shirts and ask your staff to share pictures wearing them whenever they are on vacations at popular destinations. Whether it is the seven wonders of the world or any other known location, ask them to click and share.
Videos Work – As per statistics videos work 1200% more than a combination of text as well as images in combination. So, shoot at sight, literally at events and workshops and more.
The idea here is to build a fan or follower base and most importantly to make them smile because if you can get them interested and delighted then getting in new comers becomes easier too

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Inbound and Outbound Recruiting - The Better Way

One of the two major strategies used in recruitment today are inbound and outbound recruitment. There have been debates and speculations on the better of the two as well. They are the buzzwords in recruitment today and before we come to a conclusion on which one is better, let us first understand the difference between the two forms of recruitment. 

To explain the difference in easy and understandable terms, inbound recruiting is about the candidate coming to you for the job while outbound recruitment is about you going out and about to search the candidate. Both have different philosophies and follow different approaches and strategies as well. 

Inbound recruitment – Here in your main objective is to make the candidate aware, then consider you as a potential employer and then get interest of the candidate. For this, inbound recruitment uses the methodology of proactively targeting and attracting the candidate.  Inbound recruitment is more about recruitment marketing which includes awareness, consideration and interest as mentioned before. 

Outbound Recruitment – In outbound recruitment, you only approach the candidate when there is an opening or requirement in the firm and not otherwise. Your objective here is to get the candidate into the stage of applying for the job. Outbound recruitment is out and out direct recruitment that includes applications, selection and hiring. 

So, which one is better? Actually it depends upon your objectives and goals. If you are looking to build your company up as an employer brand and have a long term solution to your recruitment requirements then inbound recruitment is for you.  Outbound recruitment is a temporary or immediate solution comparatively.  Though inbound recruitment is slow process and takes time to show results it does work really well on a long run in terms of getting quality candidates, saving time and cost as well. 

Here’s a simple example to explain the difference. If you are following the inbound recruitment strategy then you show case your employer brand on different communication channels, online and offline. This visibility gets many candidates aware about your company as well. In out bound recruitment, you search for the candidates and then reach out to them when you have a job opening. 

So, if you look at it, it is pretty clear that inbound recruitment is a better idea if you want to establish your company, service or product as a reliable employer brand. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

How To Maintain A Work Life Balance - 5 Simple Tips

Millions of people around the world are already struggling with creating an ideal work life balance. With lifestyle becoming hectic and competitive, mental stress is on the rise. People are spending long hours at work resulting into added stress and anxiety issues cropping up.  A survey carried out in Britain has shown that over two third of the Brits who are working are not happy as they are not able to maintain their work life balance. The survey further mentioned that around 18% of them wanted to spend some time reading while 15% wanted time to watch their favourite TV shows and 14% was looking to pamper themselves. 

1. Learn to Say No when required 
There’s this saying you can eat only as much as you can digest’ and this very same saying holds true with your working schedules. Your body needs rest to and if you load it with work than its capacity, the output is going to be affected adversely for sure. So, there is no point in putting too much load there. Learn to say no or don’t feel ashamed of asking for help with there is loads of work to be done. 

2. Work Smart not hard
Learn to work smart then hard. It’s not difficult the easy way out is to prioritise your work on the basis of importance and time. You may decline the meetings that do not need you to be there. You may further set deadlines to complete your scheduled tasks so that you know where you stand at regular intervals of time. You can plan out the next ones accordingly and complete your work on time. 

3. Be at home when at home
People take their workloads along with them to their home literally as well as mentally. Many of them work from home as well and many think of work when at home causing themselves a lot stress and mental distress. The good idea is to write down your to do list for the next day before leaving office and then going home with an open and relaxed mind. 

4. Give yourself time 
A recent study says that quality me time can better your output as an employee.  Try to give equal importance to your self-care regime, apparently as much as you give to your career. After all it is for your own well-being. Think of it as an exercise of your own mind and body for better output at work or may be the way your vehicle requires maintenance so does your body and mind. 

5. Exercise 
The key to a healthy mind is a healthy body and for a healthy body you need to exercise. So, take out time from your daily chores for a brisk walk or a jog or may be a half and hour session of yoga or exercise. See the difference after a couple of weeks. Your stamina, your health and you yourself as a whole will show a positive change. So take out time from your schedule daily and spend some time revving up your engines.

"At VHIRE4U, we understand that nothing but quality guarantees a long term relationship with our clients and candidates. A robust recruitment process strengthened by well designed practices and a strong team ensure meeting our end objective"

*Sourced from the Internet

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

How Do Tech Giants Like and Tesla Hire - A Few Tips

People are the backbone of any organisation and equal stake holders of its success. Besides, these companies are some of the very few ones that are very particular on getting the best on board is why they have such a thought out and organised hiring process

So let us know about how these giants pick the top tier talents from the sea of applications that flow in to their offices. 

Google is one company that receives a huge influx of over a million applications every year.  It was once known for asking riddles or brainteaser sort of questions to its candidates. They soon learnt that the method wasn’t efficient enough to judge the ability of a candidate. Soon their rectified the method and now use evaluation tests as well as structured interview questions for doing the same. The process for hiring engineers includes involving engineers from different departments in the hiring process so as to include variety of employees besides maintaining high hiring standards. 

Tesla has also joined the league of face book and google recently and is known for its challenging interviews. Though the hiring process is not similar to what tech companies of the silicon-valley generally follow. Many a times their interview rounds include presentation to the hiring team about their previous projects and taking questions from the team followed by one on one interviews pertaining to the role. 

Tesla is known to be quite upfront while hiring and is even to tell the candidates that they need a lot of people who want to be a part of Tesla and hence everyone has to make their point for why Tesla should hire them instead of anyone else. They further add that if they are really up for the challenge they should know that no one can come any near to them if they were hired.  Even though it sounds harsh, TESLA employees do say that their voices and ideas do matter hence their hiring process does make sense. 

Facebook follows a standard but thorough process of hiring though their main focus is diversity in working experience. It is also known for the campus tour it provides to all its candidates just to make them feel comfortable at the vicinity.  First the candidates go through an on call interview with the hiring team and potential team members. Later on there is a series of in person interviews and campus tour. 

They also have a four point scale based internal feedback form for the hiring team. The team is asked to give a yes or no feedback on whether the person should be hired or not and even rate their level of confidence on a four point scale. The can view other team members feedback once submitted. The final decision is around hiring is undertaken by the hiring committee that includes the hiring manager as well as the directors after visiting the reviews of the hiring team and considering factors like compensation and more. 

Choosing the right people can helps an organisation bloom to its fullest and the above mentioned organisations are a befitting example of the same.  Undoubtedly, their efficient hiring process is what works for getting them the best out of the rest. 

*sourced from the Internet