Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sorry, It’s a BAD HIRE!!

Dear Recruiter’s, how many times have you heard this famous line!!! Well, most of the recruiters might have heard it at least a few times, if not more. So what does this mean!! Who is responsible!! What are the impacts!! Loads of questions right!!! Well, through this post just thought to highlight this statement and the hidden meaning behind it. PS: Not here to point fingers, but just to understand the real reason behind this famous statement. You are at your work station, and suddenly a Delivery Manager comes and shouts “Who hired XYX, he is a bad hire”. So what will be your reaction!! Well, it depends on how you manage it. At times you can just say with a smile, we both have hired him. Jokes apart, we need to find out the real reason behind this statement.

So what do you think can be the reasons!! Let’s take a look at it.

– Employee joins your organization, and the very next day he is working on a project / client place. So in such cases employee is not briefed, no formal detailed induction, no breathing space etc. Hence it is bound to happen that they will have a tough time to adjust to a new environment. Will you term this employee as Bad Hire!!!

– Many a times it is noticed that once the employee joins, the manager hardly meet them. We understand that everyone is busy and working under tight deadlines, but this very person or employees is the reason that the project will run. The organization will earn revenue (Dollars). Is it not worth spending some quality time with them!!! Food for thought.

– Employees who are placed at client location often face some challenges, hence one needs to ensure that you hear to their issues. Again not all issues can be solved, but you can at least hear them out.

– Often have heard and seen clashes between Line Managers and HR teams. In case of Bad Hire the blame game starts. If you agree that it takes a team effort to make any company successful, then you need to also agree that the onus of a so called bad hire lies with both the parties.

Bad_Hire

Somehow I feel it’s a Fashion statement to use the term “Bad Hire”. Don’t forget that the person who you have hired, was working in some organization, and was being paid for it. He might find it tough to adjust or work as per your style or needs. But this does not mean that employee is a Bad Hire.

– Top Management will surely argue the cost of a Bad Hire. Well, I completely agree, but in that case also many stake holders are involved to take a hiring decision. Right from Delivery Managers, VP’s, Head of Functions etc. So who is responsible!!

– Some of you might say that let’s change the word from Bad Hire to Wrong Hire, well, that will not help. We need to change the way we look and treat such resources.

Often it is said that an HR needs to wear a Business Hat!! How about a Line Manager / Delivery Manager wearing a hat of an HR!!! What say!!!

So have you come across this situation!! How did you tackle it!! Do you agree with the term Bad Hire!!! Looking forward to your views, suggestions and feedback regarding this post.

Regards

Rambling Recruiter

You can also connect with me on Twitter

Advertisements

Top 30 HR, Recruitment and Social Media Industry Professionals to Follow on Twitter

Top 30!! Well, have often come across various lists of top professionals to be followed on Twitter, but most of them were not India Centric list. So thought to look for Top 30 HR, Recruitment and Social Media Industry Professionals to Follow on Twitter. This list includes Professionals who are champs in the Social Media world and who are great influencers to their followers.

Well, the list is not only based on total number of followers that they have, but will also include some interesting analysis about their followers. For example – “A chart breaks down the hourly Twitter activity of those people’s followers.” , “ Social Authority , a rating of a user’s influence and engagement on Twitter.” And so on……..

Top_30

During my XLRI days, our professor used to always say that don’t forget to mention the Methodology whenever you present a data or research. So here it goes:

– Have used https://followerwonk.com/ to analyse the data for the influencers. Just enter their names against “Analyze followers” and then you can analyse their engagement on Twitter.

– Have only included individual twitter users; there are no companies or brands included in this list.

– PS: The list is in random order, hence have not rated them based on numbers. Reason being, they are all No 1 in their respective areas. So just sit back and go through their amazing Bios, Tweets and their 1000+ followers on Twitter.

Top_30

Top 30 HR, Recruitment and Social Media Industry Professionals to Follow on Twitter

–          TanmayVora – @tnvora

–          SarangBrahme – @Sarangbrahme

–          SahanaChattopadhyay – @sahana2802

–          Paromita Deb Areng – @suddentwilight

–          AnandPillai – @Anand__Pillai

–          NishaRaghavan – @TheHrbuddy

–          AchyutMenon – @achyutmenon

–          KeerthiKariappa – @Keerthi_AK

–          Dr.TanviGautam – @tanvi_gautam

–          KaviArasu- @_Kavi

–          Jaya Narayan – @nohrgyan

–          SaireeChahal – @Sairee

–          GautamGhosh – @GautamGhosh

–          NabomitaMazumdar – @nabomita_smiles

–          YashMahadik – @IndianYash

–          AadilBandukwala – @aadil

–          KarthikSrinivasan – @beastoftraal

–          HareeshTibrewala – @harrytibs

–          AnkitaGaba – @ankitagaba

–          GurprrietSiingh – @JoyAndLife

–          Rajesh Kamath – @RajeshMTHRG

–          Sorav Jain – @SoravJain

–          Himanshu Kapadia – @HimanshuKapadia

–          Rimjhim Ray – @GlobeSlother

–          Shantanu – @shantanub

–          Vipul Agarwal – @vipul_zend

–          Ruchi – @rucsb

–          AbhijitBhaduri – @AbhijitBhaduri

–          Anshuman Mukherjee – @anshumancg

–          Pradeep Chopra – @pradeepchopra

In this process I might have missed some more amazing Twitter influencers. So apologies for the same. You can add more such professionals to this list and share it. As the more we connect with such experts, the more we learn. Looking forward to your views about this unique list of Twitter influencers. Happy Following and Happy Tweeting. Well, you can also connect with me on Twitter

Regards
Rambling Recruiter

Welcome to the amazing world of Hashtags!!!

#Hashtags!! What are Hashtags!! How can it be used!! Will it help me!! Well, these might be some of the questions that may be running in your head. For those using Twitter, might surely have a fair idea and might be also using Hashtags regularly. The following post will answers these questions and will also share some of the examples of how it can be used.Twitter

Do you know when was the first Hashtag used on Twitter!!! Chris Messina, a social technology expert, is credited to have come up with the very first Hashtag on Twitter.He first posted the hashtag #barcamp in August 2007. The whole tweet appeared like this:

“how do you feel about using # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?”

So let’s begin the journey of Hashtags. Twitter has defined Hashtags in their own way and the definition is as follows – Definition:The # symbol, called a Hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.

So moving on from the definition, Twitter is a great place where people use Hashtags. People use Hashtags especially during LIVE events, Twitter chats and webinars. Why do they do it!! Well, Hashtags are the best way to organize conversations online.

Following are some of the interesting and popular Hashtags that have been used regularly. (Have tried to cover more of India based Twitter Chats)

–  #hrtrends: PlugHR sets up & runs HR department for companies for a fixed subscription bringing in the best HR practices,across sectors in 7 Indian Cities. They have Twitter Chats which Occurs every Thursday at 4:00pm IST

#indiahrchat : #IndiaHRchat is a monthly twitter chat aimed at creating conversation with/for the Indian HR community and those interested in the region. It occurs at 7 PM IST, 8.30 AM EST, 1.30 PM GMT on the last Wednesday of every month.

#brandchat :These are Weekly chat Weds 10am CT about BRANDING moderated by @mariaduron (founder) & @mr_mcfly.

–  #dthr : @drivethruhr is a Daily 30 minute radio program hosted by @bryanwempen @williamtincup & @thehrbuddy. You can tune in for great HR conversations.

–  #IndiaHRLIVE – Is there a LIVE TV Channel for #HR Professionals!!! The answers is YES 🙂 @IndiaHRLive Broadcasts LIVE video interviews & Panel discussions every Tuesday 8 pm IST.

Twitter

So now that you have a list of Twitter Chats to follow, let’s take a look at some do’s and don’ts while using Hashtags :

– Try using Hashtags which are easy to remember. For example, if your event or Twitter Chat is based on #HR or #SocialMedia, you can use the name of the event ie #SocialMedia2013 or #HRCONF2013 or so on. The idea is to have a unique Hashtag for the event.

–  Don’t forget to search for Hashtags, as you need to avoid duplicate Hashtags. As there are regular events happening on Twitter, hence first search if anyone else has already used your hashtag.

– You can search Hashtags on http://www.hashtags.org/ . This is a great place to search Hashtags and it also provides analytics for your Hashtags.

–  While posting on other Social Networking sites, do use Hashtags; as this will give you a wider reach in terms of visibility.

–  Do not use Hashtags for every word. Example – Don’t forget to join us for #Importance of #SocialMedia for #HR #Professionals at our #HRCONF #Event today at 7pm IST.

So are you all set to enter the amazing world of Hashtags!! Looking forward to your views on how you are using it for your events.

Regards

#RamblingRecruiter

%d bloggers like this: