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"


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