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WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly

Many organisations realise the various benefits of job rotation and are following this practice diligently as it helps workers develop multiple skills. It exposes them to have different experiences and learn multiple skills that facilitate job satisfaction thus improving retention. And all the while cross training them to perform multiple roles ensures you have substitutes to perform important tasks when ones availability is scarce. Furthermore it enables them to develop an overall positive outlook towards their jobs minimising the mundane nature of regular tasks. Studies conducted indicate that job rotation is perceived by employees in a positive sense. The resulting perception improves their productivity, fosters the perception of job security; affecting the firm’s growth. It even has the potential to retain top performers due to the variety of learning opportunities it provides them.

All of it is easier said than done and the reality may be completely different when viewed from the ground level. To get a sense of whether this is practically feasible we decided to get the perspectives from the recruitment fraternity family. One such community being @SourcingAdda, we looked to our members to get a more realistic picture and they sure did. And one of our Mumbai group members Rajaram suggested we discuss about the Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly. Given below is what we discovered which is quite close to the benefits mentioned earlier on; so read on to verify it for yourselves…

WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly
WhatsApp Group Chat – Impact of Job Rotation on Employees: Need, Versatility and Monopoly

The insights shared in the discussion mentioned above are in line with the views highlighted earlier and like most scenarios it too has pros and cons. Nevertheless, the benefits are far more rewarding as compared to routine tasks, minimising overall learning and innovation. Moreover, it is essential for all of us to have an inclination towards change as that is certain even when everything else seems otherwise. Inculcating an accepting attitude towards change prepares us to evolve at an individual level and meet change head on. Furthermore, as a close knit community we can be of assistance one you’ve join us and help scale your hiring needs or build pipelines of talent. To be able to leverage this amazing opportunity of being a part of our community you need to be an active participant rather than a by stander. As it too has its own benefits that you will only be able to see once you get more involved in our regular activities. Also following us @Sourcingadda to get real time updates to our upcoming activities and events. If you’ve been following us this whole time then you know we always look forward to your comments on the topic discussed so be sure to leave yours. If you want to be a part of our growing online community to remain tuned to the latest happenings in the recruitment fraternity then be proactive and register yourselves immediately today!

Jun
23
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How to View Third Degree and Out of Network Profiles?
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How to view third Degree and out of Network Profiles

For a recruiter apart from sourcing candidates via Social Media platforms they even dig into their existing connections. Just imagine if you could view connections that aren’t your immediate ones, won’t it assist and boost sourcing results?

Well if you have been having as much trouble sourcing the right candidates as most of us usually do and are looking to View Third Degree and out of Network Profiles then, take a deep breath; your search is finally over. What a relief!

Are you fed up with the constant interruptions during sourcing caused by ads, then that too can be taken care of with a simple tool to do that for you.

So let’s take care of the issue at hand i.e. “How to view third degree and out of network profiles?”

Viewing third degree and out of network profiles has never been as simple as it is now. This can be done via Private Browsing. Here’s how you can browse privately irrespective of the Browser used. Whether you are using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari there’s a way nonetheless.  

Google Chrome

This browser has a feature that enables you to browse privately i.e. incognito. Here’s how:

  • ‘Left’ click the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon (the 3 Dots icon on the right hand side of the page)
  • Select  the option ‘New incognito window’
  • To speed up the process use the short cut ‘Ctrl+Shift+N’

Chrome allows you to access the profile searched in the private browser. Before opening the profile in any job portal you can ‘right’ click on the link and select the option ‘Open link in new incognito window’. Once you do this any profile you access will open in the incognito browser with its own tab.

Mozilla Firefox

Like most browsers even Firefox has the private browsing feature. To shift to private browsing follow these steps:

  • ‘Left’ click the ‘Open Menu’ icon (the 3 Bar icon on the right hand side of the page)
  • Selecttheoption ‘New Private Browsing’
  • To speed up the process use the short cut ‘Ctrl+Shift+P’

Once you are in the New Private Browser you can view and search profiles easily. This will assist you in your search for third and out of network profiles thus improving your sourcing results. 

Safari

Most browsers have the private browsing feature. To access it follow these simple steps:

  • Under the tools section, ‘left’ click the icon (the Cog icon on the right hand side of the page)
  • Select the options ‘Private Browsing’ and ‘Block Pop – up Windows’

Once you have done this your Private Browsing is set up and you can start searching and accessing profile links that meet your criteria. This will also enable you to access third and out of network profiles which will boost your sourcing results.

Prevent Pop Ups

Most browsers will take care of these interruptions via private browsing; if it isn’t then you always have a tool AdBlock that will do this for you.

So here’s the answer to your troubles and if you have any other to add do let us know in the comments section. This will increase our knowledge as well as our readers.

Jun
21
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What’s App Group Chat – Which is better Internal or Outsourced Recruitment?
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We as Talent Acquisitionist’s we’re always looking to fill positions fast and therefore we’re constantly on a hunt for better, faster, easier and efficient methods to fill vacancies. While most companies that we’ve been a part of usually rely on Internal methods while some others prefer Outsourced methods of Recruiting. But have you ever stopped to think and find out which of these two methods are most effective?

If you haven’t then you’re in luck as @SourcingAdda we’ve already thought about it thanks to the Wednesday Discussion topic suggestions given by our members who keep us updated with the current topics. Therefore this time we had the What’s App Group Chat Discussion on, “Which will be better, Internal or Outsourced Recruitment? On 2 parameters namely,

  1. Which will deliver more results Internal or Outsourced Recruitment?
  2. What will be the future of both types of Recruitment Internal or Outsourced?”

As suggested by Ankush from the Pune What’s App Group and here’s what we discovered…1Well from the discussion above we can conclude that both methods are good if you have the right team with the support that focusses on driving things further. This brings yet another discussion to an end with lots of insights to take back with you.

If you’d like to be a part of this discussion then follow us @SourcingAdda and receive timely updates to our upcoming events.  In the meantime what are your inputs about the topic? Do leave your comments and we’ll surely like to hear your inputs as well.

Mar
29
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WhatsApp Group Chat – Current Hiring Trends or Recruitment channels other than job portals
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We’ve all aware of the changing scenario in the Talent Acquisition Industry and would like to keep ourselves updated by adding to our knowledge from time to time. Keeping this in mind we decided to challenge ourselves and our knowledge about the Recruitment Industry that all are passionate about with a discussion.

And what better way is there than posing it as a discussion topic for our Wednesday’s Discussion that we all so enjoy @SourcingAdda? On that note the discussion topic was on, “Current Hiring Trends or Recruitment channels other than job portals” as suggested by our Bangalore Group i.e. Neha. And here’s what we uncovered…

Current Hiring Trends or Recruitment channels other than job portalsThis brings our insightful discussion and challenge to an end with lots of takeaways to add to our knowledge. And I’m sure that if we thought we’re updated with the current trends then we can be certain now after this conversation. If you’d like to be a part of our discussion and upcoming activities then follow us @SourcingAdda to get real time updates. If you’re looking for an extraordinary experience in the Talent Acquisition sphere then register for #TASCON16 fast and network with the best minds in the Industry.

Dec
18
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Hike Group Chat – Best Practices for Employee Referrals
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As Recruiters we’re constantly required to fill positions on a regular basis so we require a strong pipeline of Candidates. With that being the case receiving Employee Referrals actually helps us speed up the Recruitment process. For this reason we decided on how best we can improve Employee Referrals.

Therefore the weekly Hike Group Chat discussion’s focus was on the, “Best Practices for Employee Referrals.” A topic suggested by one of our Hike Group Chat members i.e. Kanhaiya Lal from South. And here’s what we @SourcingAdda discovered…

Best Practices for Employees ReferralsThese are some really great ideas portrayed on how to improve Employee Referrals and it’s amazing to learn that some of them are already being implemented. From this discussion we can conclude that the Talent Acquisition Industry is certainly evolving continuously and these conversations bring us all up to date with the changing scenarios in the Industry we share a common interest.

This is proof that we are all adapting to these developments and I can surely say we have a lot of Creative Talent Acquisitionists here as a part of the Sourcing Adda family. All the more reason to continue to be a part and be active participants in these Hike Group Chat Discussions because we’re in the midst of creativity i.e. isn’t easy to come by. To know more be sure to follow @SourcingAdda.

Nov
25
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Hike Group Chat – Impact of Social Media in Candidate Selection
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We use it on a regular basis, it has revolutionised the Talent Acquisition Industry as we know it, it’s at the tip of our fingers, we spend a great deal of our time on it and it keeps us updated with the current trends. Any guesses?

Yes, you’re right. We’re talking about Social Media and its impact in Candidate Selection. This topic of discussion was brought forward by one of the Hike Group Chat members Prateek from West. We had amazing insights and here’s what came up…

123From this discussion you can conclude that you can’t rely completely on the information you get about a Candidate and nor can you base your Candidate Selection decision solely on Social Media. In fact you can use it to get more information about the candidate to get a clear picture about the Candidates personality. This brings a great end to and interesting conversation and I’m sure you’ve learnt a thing or two from this discussion that helped you add to your learning. To get updates to our other activities follow @SourcingAdda.

Nov
18
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Top Tweets of the SourcingChat – Recruiter Skills and Competency Development
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Here we go again another successful #SourcingChat for Sourcing Adda (@SourcingAdda). We @SourcingAdda are glad to have so many Talent Acquisitionists expressing their views which have enlightened us as well as our fellow participants. The participation that we’ve had has certainly assisted us in achieving our objective. We are consciously trying our level best to make this experience a memorable one that will not only enlighten you but others as well simultaneous with fun as a finishing touch.

I bet you’re wondering which are going to be the Top Tweets of the #SourcingChat on “Recruiter Skills and Competency Development.” So without further ado; I present the Top Tweets with reference to the questions…

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  • Is there any difference between a Skill and Competency? #SourcingChat
  • A2 “Skills” are learned activities to do a task, while “competency” is a mix up of skills+behavior+knowledge
  • A3:- Judging the candidates in a short time. Spending time may effect in your peroformance. #SourcingChat
  • Do you think Marketing and Sales skills can be a part of Recruiting skills?#SourcingChat
  • @SourcingAdda A 4) IMHO Recruitment is the toughest form of sales. You’re seeing an intangible product – ‘Career’ #SourcingChat
  • What are the competencies needed for a Recruiter? #SourcingChat
  • @SourcingAdda Highly versatile. People keep changing and they need to generate newer ways to recruit to keep up the pace. #SourcingChat
  • A5) Recruiter needs to sell his performance better than others during appraisals. Focus on Source Mix and Cost Saved. #SourcingChat
  • Do you think Companies are Competency based?
  • To some extent. Competency based HR management is the utmost requirement for companies to be successful. @SourcingAdda #SourcingChat
  • A7) Begin with a competency mapping exercise i.e. understand what competencies are required for which roles within the org #SourcingChat

There we have it our Top Tweets of the #SourcingChat, now your Tweets too can be listed out provided you participate in our next #SourcingChat by following @SourcingAdda. Here you will have access to all the #SourcingChats we’ve had so far and upcoming ones.

Nov
17
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Hike Group Chat – Importance of and Transparency in Sharing Role Details
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As Talent Acquisitionist Professionals we are all aware of the various issues faced and we’re constantly looking for solutions and sometimes the advice we get from professionals within the Recruitment Industry tend to be most effective.

To name a few Infant Mortality as suggested by Manav or how to Personalise Candidate Experience suggested by @SourcingAdda. In view of that the Hike Group Chat discussion topic suggested by our members Aishwarya and Manav was on, “How important is sharing role details with candidates while hiring and how transparent should you be when sharing role details with Candidates?” In this discussion we addressed another important issue that they face. And here’s what we discovered from our fellow Talent Acquisitionists…

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This brings a perfect end to an enlightening conversation. I bet we’ve all picked up a thing or two from it that we can implement in our Candidate selection process. I’ve surely learnt a lot more from these Thought Leaders and I’d like to thank our members for their inputs and suggestions. If you want a recap of previous sessions then follow @SourcingAdda.

Oct
30
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Hike Group Chat – How to better Personalise a Candidate’s Experience?
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We’ve heard so much about Employer and Employee Branding and its impact but as Talent Acquisitionist’s; have you ever thought about the impact of personalising Candidate’s experience?

In view of this the Hike Group Chat discussion was on, “how to better personalise a potential Candidate’s Experience?

Here’s what was uncovered in the discussion…blog1From this chat we can definitely conclude that Personalising a Candidate’s Experience is far more effective than bulk emailing potential Candidates. Moreover, Candidates are more likely to respond instantly if the opportunity interests them and more importantly if it is personalised. If you found this discussion insightful then the previous discussion on “Infant Mortality” might be of interest to you.

To receive real time updates about the next discussion and other activities follow Sourcing Adda. In order to participate in these activities and catch up with the latest updates in the Talent Acquisition Industry that we all share a similar interest for visit Sourcing Adda. If you have any views to add then leave your comments and we’ll be happy to address them.

Oct
26
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Do employee Survey’s actually work?
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A popular trend that is being followed these days is that more and more corporates are going in for employee surveys as a way to gather information about employee satisfaction. The aim is to find out whether any changes or improvements are required in the work place and to prevent losing out on talented employees to other different organisations due to similar or other reasons, or so it seems.

Therefore let’s find out whether employee surveys actually work. In order to check if that is the case let’s have a look at the statistics (Officevibe.com) of such surveys by finding out the various reasons for an employee’s limited participation…employee Survey's

Common myths or notions

It is a common myth that most of these surveys end up gathering dust in a Manager’s office. Well 1 in 4 employees think that managers look at these surveys, simply as a check box list. Another common notion that is circulated is that such surveys are pointless and 29% of employees thought them to be pointless and a waste of time.

Employee Views

Here’s what the employee views were for the unfavourable participation. The response rate despite all the costs and efforts involved is found to be 30%. 20% of surveys that take 7 to 8 minutes to complete are abandoned or go unnoticed with no replies due to limited participation, on the part of the employees.

Preferable Response rate

A +/- 70% of response rate is preferable anything above that means the data may not be authentic. It might not have followed a prescribe set of rules and a figure below +/- 70% means that your research wasn’t deep enough.

The concerns raised go to deaf ears

20% of employees mentioned that their boss never bothered to follow up with them about the concerns raised. 4 out of 5 employees think that their manager will not take any action towards the views expressed about the company. Are all clear examples of the concerns raised going to deaf ears, need I say more.

Management facts

Most often than not the surveys almost always went unnoticed and was conducted just for formality sake. Here’s the results of similar surveys that were conducted 27% of managers never even reviewed the survey results at all and the 52% that took out time to review them; paid no heed to the concerns raised or took no action whatsoever.

Senior Management so out of touch

Moreover 48% of the senior management reported that the surveys were highly valuable which was contradictory to 45% of employees reporting that the surveys had little value. Another aspect that came to the fore with senior management was that they found the assessment to be very accurate. On the other hand 48% of employees felt that the survey had the exact opposite results. The contradiction in the stats is a clear indicator of how out of touch the Senior Management is.

Based on the information provided so far I think it is safe to say that, employee surveys aren’t doing as great as expected. So let’s find out some tips on how to improve and generate good responses from employees…

  • Keep the surveys brief as far as possible
  • Ensure that there is the anonymity of the respondents
  • Explain in brief what will be done with the results
  • Show that the Managers are all on board and proactive about the surveys
  • Explain the benefits of the results to the employees
  • Make sure there is transparency about the results
  • Be very careful about the incentives

Well there you have it all the information you require to conduct effective employee surveys and that too in one place. How great is that? How about implementing them when creating employee surveys? So what are your tips or views about employee surveys? Do tell we’d really like to hear you’re prospective about Employee Surveys.

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