Mr Elston Pimenta, HR Head, Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. hosted a Live Chat session on the possible hiring boom in India in 2010. It was organized by TimesJobs on Jan 20th, 2010.
Some highlights/ excerpts of the chat are as follows:
“Recruiters need to be innovative all the time by looking for cost – effective ways of hiring. Some suggestions:
1.Check ROI carefully.
2. Use referral systems.
4. Have strong internal databases.
5. Keep in touch with all the past applicants/ employees.
6. Use sites to attract attention of prospective candidates, etc.”
Other highlights of advice that Mr. Pimenta gave to candidates include:
“Branding is vital for any firm. Work on this aspect and grow through networking.”
“Look at how “employable” you are at the moment. It has always been a challenge and it will always remain so. That is the “spice” of work-life. If you have kept abreast with technology advancements, you will not face a problem.”
“Unfortunately a boom is never forever. It will iron out in due course of time as…the “demand” and “supply” stabilize.”
“Do not compromise on quality and at all times maintain internal equity first, before being influenced by the industry.”
To read the complete chat transcripts, click here.