Saturday, 21 June 2014

Essential in Today's Recruitment Process- Candidate Verification

In today’s world, it has become very essential to verify the credentials of the candidates before recruiting them. At times, the job seekers do not provide correct information about themselves, in their resumes, due to a variety of reasons. Also, they fail to disclose the true nature of their previous jobs and the reasons for which they had left those jobs. Hence, organizations need to include candidate verification in the recruitment process so that they can be assured that the jobseekers have provided correct information in their job applications and resumes.

Why is it required?

There are various reasons why candidate verification is required these days. They are:
1) To verify the identity of the candidates - when an individual applies for a job, you can never be sure if the jobseeker has revealed his or her true identity. In many cases, the people looking for employment may hide their true identity, if they have committed any crime in the past. This is why, it is important to verify the identity of the job seekers to ensure that you do not end up hiring people with criminal records.

2) To verify that they are qualified - even though a jobseeker might produce a document showing that he or she has completed any particular degree or diploma, you can never be sure that the document is real. Hence, it is important that your organization verifies if the candidate is actually qualified so that he or she can handle the responsibilities associated with the job position. If they document provided is fake, the candidate will not be able to do justice to the job position.

3) To comply with legal requirements - these days, laws in different countries require the employers to verify the identity of each and every employee. You can never be certain if an individual is associated with terrorism, money laundering or other criminal activities. Hence, your organization needs to verify their credentials before hiring them so that you are able to adhere to the laws in your country.

How is verification done?

There are many private firms which conduct candidate verification on behalf of various employers. They are very thorough and they ensure that each and every detail provided by the jobseekers is verified. They usually charge a certain amount of fee, which may not be too high given the fact that they provide a very important service. The agencies also check the criminal background of the jobseekers to ensure that they do not have any criminal records. 

By Team

Monday, 16 June 2014

Accomplished Resume Increase your chances of Employment

In today’s world, a book is usually judged by its cover. Gone are the days when the employers had a lot of time to know the job-seekers in person, before deciding whether to hire them. These days, companies have to interview hundreds of candidates at a time because of which they can only afford to spend a few minutes interviewing each candidate. Also, they often weed out candidates, based on their resumes, and only select those which are impressive. This is why, it is very important that you create an impressive resume so that your chances of employment are increased.
An accomplished resume will go a long way in ensuring that you are selected by the employers of your choice. In order to make sure that the resume or CV is complete, you should not forget to include the following information:

Personal data - It may seem obvious, but many candidates forget to include their name, e-mail address, telephone number and an address. You must be sure that this information is clearly marked at the top of your CV. If these details are not provided, you will not be able to make a good first impression.  Besides, the employer might doubt your professionalism and credibility if your personal data is not available in the CV.

Work Experience - This section includes any kind of work experience, starting from a seasonal job, to a volunteering experience. When listing these work experiences, it is important to include the job title, duration, responsibilities, company name, and your main achievement. Work experiences should be listed starting with the most recent. If you do not have any work experience, you can provide information about any community service, which you have been a part of, as a student.

Education - This is a very important part, as it will let the employers know, if you possess the required qualification for any particular job position. Do not forget to provide detailed information about your academic qualification, which should include information about the courses completed, duration of the course, the fields of study and the results obtained. Graduate students are also advised to provide information about the projects they have completed, especially if these projects are tied to the job position they are applying for.

Hobbies and interests - provide information about your favourite pastime like reading, watching movies, sports etc. Such information provides the employers with an insight into your personality.  Based on this information, they are able to get a glimpse of the kind of person you are. Team

Friday, 13 June 2014

The Role of Social Media in Today's Job Market

Social media has become a part of our lives. It is a powerful tool of communication which is used by people from all walks of life including businessmen, politicians, social activists and the commoners. If we recall certain events of the recent past, we will notice that social media has played a pivotal role in revolutionary movements across the Arab World. Hence, we can see that social media is a very powerful tool which can influence people. It is of no surprise that this particular communication tool plays a very important role in today’s job market.
Social media can help both employers and job seekers. The employers can advertise the job positions open in their organization and ensure that the eligible candidates get to know of these positions. On the other hand, the job seekers can easily obtain information about the available job positions and apply for them as soon as possible. This is why, social media plays a very important role in the job market. It also offers other benefits to the employers and job seekers, such as:

1. Acts as a networking tool
When an organization is relatively new, it may not be able to easily attract eligible candidates. With the help of sites like Facebook and Twitter, the organization can promote its brand name and create awareness about its business. Through such promotional activities, it will be able to get in touch with people who might have all the skills required to work in that organization. Even reputed companies can promote their brand and ensure that they are able to reach out to the best candidates through networking.  Hence, it can be beneficial old and new companies alike.
Even the job-seekers benefit from such networking and it helps them in easily obtaining information about available job positions.

2. Helps in evaluating the credentials of a employee/employer
When potential employees apply for a job, the employers may not know if the employee has provided the right information or not, in the job application. Also, they may not be able to judge the emotional quotient of the employee. By evaluating the social networking profiles of the job seekers, the employers might be able to verify if the information provided is correct. Besides, they can also find out if the applicant posses the emotional maturity needed for carrying out the responsibilities associated with any particular job position.
The employees, on the other hand, can verify if the employer is reliable and credible or not by going through the comments posted on the company’s social networking profiles. 

By Team