As you’re going about building your company as a young entrepreneur, you’re going to reach a point where you need some experienced folks. It’s inevitable. Experience can mean different things to different people, but just for simplicity's sake, I mean someone who is relatively much older than you and is going to do something which you or your team don’t have much of an idea about/experience in.Read More
In my discussions with B2B founders and investors around hiring, one of the things that doesn’t come up very often is how challenging it is to hire a good sales leader early on. However, the problem is even more serious when we’re talking about B2B tech companies focusing on the Indian market.Read More
When I entered that conference room on 21st July, I knew something big was happening. Aadil, our Social Talent Evangelist was there, so were our founders Sudheendra and Vijay, along with our Customer Success team and people from Product and Tech teams.Read More
In 2003, Oracle India was one of the companies setting up base in India as they expanded their international operations. The numbers at the Indian arm of the tech behemoth grew from 2,000 to nearly 38,000 - in part through acquisitions and referrals, but the recruitment requirement itself was often 300 to 400 hires, across business lines per week.
And they had four recruiters.
The mobile economy is growing at an exponential rate. By 2020 the world is expected to see 4.6 billion unique mobile subscribers, consuming 30.6 exabytes of data every month. India follows suit, with the mobile industry contributing to 6.1% of our GDP in 2014.Read More
Pooja is a recruiter at XYZ Infolabs.
XYZ Infolabs is a pretty good place to be - they are working on interesting problems, they have capable leaders and a solid work culture. Yet, whenever Pooja reaches out to top talent regarding open positions at her company, they usually don’t respond or they decline. With more positions opening up faster than she can close, Pooja is in a tight spot.
Sound familiar?Read More
Research has found that in today’s candidate market, 75% of the talent pool is passive. And if you are looking to hire for a critical position, 95% are passive.Read More
The simplistic way to look at StackOverflow is Quora for engineers - a network where people can post queries on programming and have it answered by fellow members. StackOverflow, in reality, is an engineering repository, professional network and forum all rolled into one. Both, the questions asked and answers given are upvoted based on how useful they are for the community, maintaining a high level of quality on the site.Read More
Is there anything more frustrating in recruitment than candidates dropping off after an offer has been made? According to one distraught Director of HR, candidate backtracking can cost a team months of effort. Not to mention the cost of the 'almost hire'.Read More
In our weekly Twitter chat #TalentTalk, we ask HR thought leaders, influencers and game changers for their opinions on HR related trends.
This week, we asked them how emerging nations could help create their own home-grown versions of Silicon Valley.