Faced in the Field of Recruitment
in the Human Resources department for an IT Company, we get
to face a lot of diversified challenges through the course of our
work. The biggest challenge is to find the right quality candidate
for any position. For a mid level or smaller organization, it becomes
tougher to find quality candidates. In India, Engineering Education
has become more of a joke and shame. Ninety percent of the candidates
passing out of these engineering colleges are not up to the mark
as compared to the Industry standards. The quality of candidates
is very poor. They do not have proper, basic communication skills
or written skills. Let us not even talk about their technical skills.
Leaving IITs, IIMs
& a few other colleges, the quality and standard of education
in our country is not up to the mark. How can we expect the industry
to grow to the next level with such work force? We need major changes
in our technical education system. Engineering colleges need to
understand the needs of the industry. The technologies are changing
every year. There are new advanced technologies coming up. There
is a need to constantly update the syllabus year after year. Engineering
schools do not give much importance to the soft skills of a student.
Good soft skills have become an urgent need of the industry.
We need people who can interact well with our clients and customers.
doesn’t stop with only freshers coming out of these engineering
colleges. The experienced people are also not updating themselves.
A lot of people do not even research about the company where
they are going for an interview. This shows how much they
are interested in the job. The passion for the job is clearly
lacking. In IT industry especially, seventy five percent of
the people lack passion for their jobs. They are more interested
in monetary rewards or opportunities abroad.
say, passion for your job is very important. This will keep
you motivated in your work and bring in a lot more ideas within
you regarding your work. It will also help you in your career,
the organization and the industry. We need to think big to
achieve big. The number of students graduating is large but
where is the quality? As a recruiter, we still need quality
candidates for our requirements. We need to search for some
Industry has become bigger and the competition has risen. Candidates
also generally have 2 or 3 offers in their hands. There are chances
of candidates dropping out the offer at the last moment. There is
constant pressure. Despite your regular follow ups, the candidate
may join some other organization. You cannot have back up resources
for all your requirements. This becomes a very challenging situation.
situation is when the new employee doesn’t perform up to company
expectations. In private companies, it is perform or perish.
Today, life goes by Darwin’s theory ‘Survival of the Fittest’.
The corporate industry is like a jungle. You cannot take your
job for granted otherwise you will be taken for granted in
life. It is not necessary; you may have all the skills required
for the job. But you can always work hard towards learning
those skills. Show interest to learn new things. Try to adapt
to new environment and be more flexible.
are a lot of candidates coming up with fake experiences in
their resume and also fake pay slips & bank statements.
Most organizations do background verifications for their employees.
The truth will finally come out. It is no use showing fake
experience, you will have a red mark in your career.
If there is
a will to get into the right job of your liking, there will
be a way. You can learn some new skills and work hard on your
soft skills. Initially you may get a job in a small organization,
but that can be a stepping stone to your success. The dishonest
candidates with no ethics will be of no value to any organization.
The recruitment field has many challenges but that makes it
a very interesting career option too.
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Writer: Pankaj Sinha, working as an HR Executive
for R Systems International Ltd in Chennai since 2 years. I am also
a published author of the book 'Call Center & Recruitment Manual'
by Bright Publications. [email protected]