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A perspective on candidates with cross-functional skills

As a general thumb-rule, companies generally prefer candidates who have diversified skillsets and learning flexibility. It is assumed that multi-talent candidates can accomplish more as compared to a single-dimension employee. The underlying argument in favour of hiring candidates with cross-functional skills is their potential to help other employees to improve their productivity. In the post-COVID-19 world, where companies once again will compete for the best talent, it is prudent to hire those who possess different skill-sets and help them reach their goal. This article discusses how candidates with cross-functional skills will be an asset to the company. Who is a …
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Virtual On-boarding and E-learning for New Hires

Introduction to Virtual On-boarding The year 2020 has brought in its wake large-scale changes the way businesses function. No other aspect of the Pandemic has had the kind of impact than the need for social distancing, forcing global businesses to change the way they work. Overnight, companies put their business continuity plans in to play and putting remote working plan in action. Due to the pandemic and the resultant lockdown declared by various Governments, employees who had no experience in working from outside the precincts of their physical offices were now required to work from home; or in other words …

What is Candidate Experience And How To Improve It

What is Candidate Experience? Candidate Experience is a not-so-new word in the recruitment industry, but one which is continually evolving in terms of context and content. However, there is no official definition which is acceptable to all. In a nutshell, it is the overall experience of a candidate during the entire span of his/her interaction with a potential employer, right from the first contact to the decision stage. Candidate Experience is as much a consequence of Employer Branding, as it is about creating a better interaction experience for potential employees. Candidate Experience can be defined as “The perception and feelings …
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Skill Based Hiring: The New Norm for the Future

The Right Degree or the Right Skills? The traditional unwritten rule in the corporate world is that you wouldn’t get a job or have a promising career unless you went to a college and earned a degree. The majority of companies, colleges, students, and government officials agreed with this and rightfully so. The skills and knowledge gained from University programs equip students to solve real-world problems. However, in recent times there has been a gradual shift in how the companies are hiring new professionals. While University Degrees and diplomas are still in demand, there is a new trend that companies …
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Remote workers’ salary: should the pay be based on their location

Working Remotely – The New Norm? The COVID-19 crisis has completely altered the way people work. Commuting to work, which was one of the basic components of one’s professional life, has undergone rapid change.  Commute to work using mass rapid transport systems (MRTS), which has been the mainstay of work-related travel has also witnessed a lot of churn. While ‘Work From Home’ isn’t a new practice, at least in the IT/ITES sectors, it was earlier driven by ‘employee convenience’ or principles of ‘work-life balance’. This led to productivity gains for some employees as well as organizations. However, the COVID-19 pandemic …
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Developing an effective talent pipeline strategy for the post-pandemic world

COVID-19 Impact on the Job Market The spread of COVID-19 has led to large-scale disruptions to the world’s economy, resulting in among other things, millions of job cuts. The impact has been across industries irrespective of their nature, size, and location of the business. The Services industry has been the hardest-hit; Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Transportation are among the most affected. Brick & Mortar companies have also been laying off their workforce. The software industry, apart from a few large organizations which held on to its workforce for the first few months of the pandemic (e.g. Salesforce had pledged not …