Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Headhunting made easy using Web 2.0

The quintessential technique of writing to share information in relevant media and fora has finally come of age.

Online Communities, networking sites and online blogs are the latest resource pool being used by headhunters for recruitment. A large number of Manpower Consulting Firms are now actively browsing these sites to secure the right candidates.

As people participate in online forums and discussions, their talent comes to the fore ; also key knowledge areas are exhibited, henceforth giving the recruiters greater insight into the right people for the job.

Similarly, organisational blogs also play a pivotal role.They give a good peep into the culture present in an organisation and hence help the recruiter build a path between a prospective employee and the organisation

Many organisations like Baxter India are also using Video Conferencing through Reliance Web world to connect to faraway geographical regions,and not only reducing the talent hunt cost substantially, but also streamline the recruitment process by carefully evaluating the body language of the interviewee.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Five point someone-What not to do at IIT.

Reading this book by Chetan Bhagat is bound to send everyone on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, reminiscing their college days-or what you call the best years of one’s life…

This story of three friends and how their average GPAs propel them into the throes of mediocrity, an abyss from where there is no return…Their 5 point GPAs come in the way of everything-their love, their friendships, their future.

Bordering on humour at times, the book dwells on four years of college life and how securing high grade points can take a toll on the quality of the best years of campus life known to mankind.

The message is clear-having a low GPA does not make anyone a low performer, nor does excessive access to books and hence higher grades, create a better human specimen.What life offers one eventually is a function of the right opportunities at the right time, the willingness to take risks coupled with a significant level of hard work and above all…a GOOD MEASURE OF LUCK!!!!!.