Future of Recruitment is scary, exciting or boring?

I get an email. It says “Your profile is interesting and we would like to meet you.” I’m sure a system screened my resume and assigned a bot to write me this mail. Soon I realize that the meeting has been scheduled via a Video Call. I sit back and wait for the call.  As soon as I get in the call, I see some questions on the screen and all I had to do was answer those. Some were objective and some were subjective. Soon  After I answer all the questions, the system says “Thank you Kunjal for your time, here are your results”:) [2 minutes silence!!!!] I was hoping that the bot would say “We will get back to you soon with the results” But that was pretty quick (and impressive).

So, moving on. Fortunately I did crack the interview. I soon got another email inviting me for another round. I was hoping it to be in person. Well, it was in person but there was no person in the office!!!! I was surprised to see a bot moving around and soon it entered a conference room. And another bot at the reception announced my name and I walked into the conference room. To my surprise a Beam Robot welcomed me and asked how my day was going. I was speechless as I could see a human actually interacting with me through this Beam Robot. That person was some 500 miles away from this location, but it was able to move around and interact with me.

Okay, so moving on, the interview did go well and I was hopeful to make it through. To make things more interesting, the Beam Robot escorted me to the reception. Out of habit, I put my hand out for a handshake but it struck to me that it was just a robot!!!!  So, after a few days, I received a call (Not sure if it was a bot or a real human) Anyway, I was more keen to know my final result. Fortunately, I did make it through and they offered me a job.

Now the real fun begins:)

My first and last day at office!!!!!  Yes, you read it right. Just wait till you realize it. I was there for my Induction and it was all done by a Beam Robot. This time, there were real humans behind the screen and I was able to interact with them. Some were based outside the country, some were 300 miles away from this office. So I wondered, where will I be working from. Soon I realized that I was going to work from home. But, my new bot was going to work from this office! So I don’t get a laptop on my day one (or on the last day at the office), I get a beam robot.😉

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PS: I had to draw this line to tell you folks to come back to reality:) Trust me, this is going to be a reality soon. In fact, this has already started in some or the other way. This year’s SHRMTECH16 had this on display and it was actually moving around and interacting with participants at the conference.

So, do you think Future of Recruitment is scary, exciting or boring?! Let me know in the comments below!

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Image Credit : https://suitabletech.com/

#SHRMTECH16 in just 140 Characters!!!

Just 140 characters!! You must be wondering that how on earth is it possible to know all about the biggest confluence of people, business, and technology like no other in Asia. Well, its not that difficult to do that, thanks to the Twitter. 

The best part of #SHRMTECH16 hashtag was that it was the best place to connect, learn and engage with the HR community. The discussions included Digital HR, HR Innovation in the Age of Technology, The ROI of HR Technology, Harnessing a Digital Mindset, Life & Work with Robots, Creating and Managing a Digital Workforce, Disruptions for HR Tech in 2016 and so on. 

Although there were 600+ folks who had attended #SHRMTECH16, the discussions were not just restricted within the 4 walls of the conference room. The discussions went viral all over Social Media Platforms. Twitter being the most happening place of all and guess what #SHRMTECH16 was trending on Twitter within 60 mins of the event being opened.

So let’s take a look at some of the interesting discussions that happened at the event in just 140 characters :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thing is for sure that learning never stops. All we need to do is follow the hashtag #SHRMTECH16. So, what are you waiting for. Go ahead, explore these and many more of such insightful tweets.

Looking forward to your views and comments on the topics that were discussed at #SHRMTECH16.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

#SHRMTECH16 Tweetchat with Jason Averbook

Still 1 day to go for #SHRMTECH16, but the amazing insights just keep on coming. It was time for a Tweetchat that was conducted by the SHRMIndia Team : 60 mins of non-stop action. All you had to do was shoot questions to Jason Averbook

Was taken aback by the ease at which he answered all the questions. As the questions just kept on coming from all directions.  PS: Have just 3 words for the way Jason Averbook responded the questions ” Honest, Clear and Candid”. No typical Gyan, just to the point:)

So for those who missed the insightful Tweetchat, here are some insights around it.

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I am sure you would like to get more of such amazing insights.  Well, all you need to do is follow #SHRMTECH16

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

 

#TASCON16 in 140 characters!!!!

It’s tough to express all about #TASCON16 in words. You got to attend it for sure:)

 Sourcing Adda and team have yet again proved that they are India’s Premier Conference that is dedicated for TA and Sourcing folks. It’s an amazing community of like minded and passionate Hiring folks that are making a difference and creating the next set of TA and Sourcing Champions.

As the title suggests #TASCON in 140 characters, I will not take much of your time and come straight to the point. It was 2nd year of #TASCON and I was fortunate enough to attend it this year too. It had amazing line up of speakers and topics. Let’s take a look at a collection of tweets that contain amazing insights around the topics that TA and Sourcing folks would be interested in.

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Well, I hope these tweets would surely help us all to make the most of the amazing insights shared at #TASCON16. I am sure by now you might want to connect with these amazing Sourcing Folks. So what are you waiting for!!! Go ahead and connect with them and make the most. You can also know more about the speakers right here : http://tascon.in/

So, go ahead, explore these amazing tips and tricks and stay connected:)

PS: Already looking forward to #TASCON17😉

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

 

 

Magic of 140 characters… 10 years and counting

Who would have thought that 140 characters could change the way we communicate. Who would have imagined that we could connect, learn and share via 140 characters. And most important part, who would have thought that we as companies and HR folks could leverage this amazing platform to broadcast, share, connect and promote.

What do you actually do on Twitter? What is the ROI of  investing time on Twitter?

I have got this questions a dozen of times. Earlier I would sincerely explain them the entire stuff, right from how it helps you build your brand, how you can connect and learn from like minded folks spread across the globe, how it helps us as HR professionals to learn about latest trends, how they can learn loads by participating in various HR Tweetchats. Well, that was past. Now I just say “It helped me get my current and previous job”

Enough of bragging:) Twitter is surely an amazing platform only for those who really want to invest in self learning.

Following are some interesting insights from Twitter Influencers as to how has Twitter helped them :

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To add to these amazing insights, hope these blogs would also encourage and motivate you to explore the amazing world of Twitter:)

Made in India : List of CXO’s on Twitter

Welcome to the amazing world of Hashtags!!!

So what are you waiting for!!! Do go ahead and explore the “Magic of 140 characters”

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Are we (HR) ready for this Digital Change!!!!

2015 : WhatsApp was the most active social platform in India!!!

2016? Any Guesses!!  

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Does this mean anything for us as HR folks!!! Let’s look at some interesting insights related to India from the latest Digital Report via We Are Social.

a) Facebook is the top most active social platform in India:

Good news for Companies and Recruiters !! There is no doubt that Facebook is an amazing place for companies to showcase their culture, employer branding activities and so on. Recruiters too get an opportunity to connect with prospective candidates (Candidates who may not respond to so called InMails, do respond to FB Messages) Surprised? Do try it :) 

b) India with population of 1319 million has 1012 million mobile Connections:

Mobile is the future!!! We have been hearing this since long, right!! Well, it’s time for us to make the most of this. Companies which have invested in making their Careers Sites Mobile friendly, will have early advantage. This is also a great opportunity for HR folks to also work closely with IT teams to develop Mobile Apps for Internal and External folks.

c) On an average we spend 4 hours 22 mins on Internet via PC / Tablet and 3 hours 7 mins via Mobile:

Companies will have to analyze this and work on policies that will help employees to make the most of Social Media Channels at work. Some companies have already taken the lead and have provided Social Media access to their employees. Employees are your brand ambassadors and we must encourage them to share relevant company news and events.

d) 66% folks view web pages via Mobile and 33% via laptops and desktops:

Interesting insights for companies to work on their Digital Marketing Strategy. This will also help them to work on content that is relevant to the specific Digital Channels. Companies need to keep a balance between various channels that will help the audience to consume relevant information.

Would be happy to know your views on these insights. In case you want to check the complete Digital Report, you can explore it right here :

Digital in 2016 by @eskimon : http://goo.gl/kj4Ahh

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

Twitter List of 101 Inspiring Gentlemen

Rambling Recruiter Annual Blogging Report 2015!!!

It’s that time of the year when WordPress comes up with stats that tell how about your Blogging Report. It’s always exciting to see the insights that they provide about your Blogs at the end of the year. Well, being in Recruitment field, we are always surrounded by Stats, Data, Numbers, PPT’s, Reports etc.

Such Stats do help to analyze about the past 12 months, how did I perform, did I blog frequently, did I create engaging posts and connect with the readers etc. Such reports also help you to prepare the road-map for the next year aka 2016.

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Here are some stats that I am really happy to share with you. (All the credit goes to you, yes you. As you have always encouraged me to come up with interesting topics. Will try my best to continue doing in the years to come)

– Rambling Recruiter Blog had over 36000 views this year.

– The busiest day of the year was December 20th with 8,060 views. The most popular post that day was 101 Inspiring Women aka Rockstars.

– In 2015, there were 19 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 111 posts.

– The traffic came from over 102 countries and most visitors came from India.  United States & United Kingdom were 2nd and 3rd respectively

– The Top referring sites were Twitter.com , linkis.com, Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com

All in all it was an amazing learning year for me. Connected with amazing Bloggers and learnt interesting tips and tricks from them. Here is a list of Bloggers that you too can follow : https://goo.gl/Vb1hMq As the more we connect the more we learn. And the more we learn the more we need to share.

Hence taking this opportunity to urge you all to take up Blogging. As its the most amazing platform that helps us to learn and grow together as a community.

Happy Blogging

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

101 Inspiring Women aka Rockstars

There are lists and lists. Some are focused only on how active Influencers are, some are focused on Klout Score, some are focused on how many followers they have etc etc. Well this following list does not focus on such technical parameters. This is a list of 101 Inspiring Women we all can and must learn from. A list of true champions in their respective professions. A list of Women who have inspired people who have worked with them, who have inspired other women to make an impact on society and the industry they belong to.

I have been fortunate to have met many of these Inspiring Women Leaders. Hence taking this opportunity to share a list of 101 Women who are a true inspiration.

Before I could pen down this list, there were some valid questions such as “What is your methodology to prepare this list?” “What tools are you using to rank them?” “What do you really mean by Influencers” etc. Also SEO was putting lot of pressure on me to give a Jazzier Title to this post. It was prompting me to have titles such as – “Top 101 Women Influencers on Social Media” “Top 101 Digital Women Influencers on Social Media” and so on. I did try my best to not fall in the trap of SEO Keywords:) And most important the intent was not to rank or compare these amazing women leaders, but the intent was just to share a list of these amazing women who are role models to many out there.

So, let’s get to the list. They are in alphabetic order. PS: I am taking this liberty to break the rule for the 1st Name. She is truly the most inspiring and amazing women that I have ever met aka Neena Kamdar, My Mom:) You would not believe, she is more active than me on Facebook and WhatsApp. A true Digital Rockstar Mom:)

Finally time to disclose “101 Inspiring Women aka Rockstars”

So what are you waiting for. All you need to do is follow these 101 Inspiring Women aka Rockstars. I am sure you too would have your own list of inspiring women aka Rockstars. So go ahead and share those names too. So that it can also help the readers to learn from their rich experience.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

 

 

Social Media + Banks = Amazing Combination

Banking!!! There was a time when people used to visit banks (We still do) But the frequency has reduced drastically. Thanks to Technology. We are all digitally connected with our Banks. To make things even more interesting, there have been some amazing Social Media Campaigns via Banks and have got us engaged. Example : Hashtag Banking, Transfer your funds via Twitter and so on.

The following blog is a small effort to showcase the Social Channels that these banks are leveraging to help us get the best customer experience and also to tap the talent for their hiring needs. Based on the previous post “Big Big Opportunity for Pharma Companies!!! Social Media Presence!!! ” it was a similar amazing learning experience and gained insights while conducting research of these Banks Social Media Presence. Example : Some banks have a Pinterest and Instagram Account. Isn’t that interesting!!! 

So enough of Talking, let’s look at the DATA!!!! (We are all so obsessed with Data)

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So, hope via this Data you might have been able to get amazing insights around leveraging Social Media. It’s not a rocket Science, all we need to understand our Target Audience / Customers / Candidates and then work on a Social Media Strategy.  

Looking forward to your views, inputs and suggestions on this data.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

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