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There is more to Facebook than what we all think. Everyone is one Facebook, Yes almost everyone. Let’s take a look at some data:
Facebook has more profiles than Any Job Portal and LinkedIn too.
Facebook has around 1.3 + billion accounts. This is where many say “So what’s in it for me”
Well, 108+ million People in India are on Facebook
Mumbai has 6+ million / Delhi 8+ million, Pune 3.6 million, Bangalore 4.4 million, Ahmedabad 1.4 million users
So after this data, would like to ask recruiters “Are you searching candidates via Facebook” If yes, great, if no – its never too late…start it 🙂
Following is a video that talks about Importance of Facebook Recruiting!! This show is done by Rakshita Dwivedi. Looking forward to your views on how you are using Facebook for Hiring.
23rd Dec 2009, was all set to have my own blog. Had been reading loads of blogs, commented and shared my views on them. But wanted to setup my own blog where I could share my thoughts, experience and what I learnt . Wanted to write as a layman for the audience; with no place for HR Jargon 🙂 Did struggle on what should be the name of the blog, so did some research. But after a point of time thought that the idea of starting a blog was a random thought, as I was just wandering; so came up with the name ” Rambling Recruiter “. aka wandering recruiter 🙂 This is how the amazing learning journey began.
One thing that I have learnt from Blogging is that “The more I share, the more I end up learning”. Blogging is all about sharing your passion with the audience. You don’t have to be a writer to start blogging. Just go ahead and pen down your thoughts about the subject you like.
I started my journey as a Sourcer and did enjoy every bit of it for 5 year. So my blogs did range from “Yes I’m Proud to be a “Sourcer” | Are you!!!! to Are you up for a Weekend Drive!! Then moved on to so called End to End Recruitment 😉 So the focus of my blogs got shifted towards Recruitment. Those Include – “Sorry, It’s a BAD HIRE!!” to “Ways to bring down cost per hire!!!” During these 8 yrs in my career was always keen to learn new methods and techniques to search talent. This is where I developed my passion towards Social Media. Following are some of the blogs related to the amazing world of Social Media – “Have you identified your Social Media Ambassadors!!” Global List of HR TweetChats right here!!! & Dear HR, Recruiters, Sourcers are you missing this action on Twitter!!!
There were some blogs which were tough to write and more importantly tough to post too. The following blog did give me some sleepless nights. Was not sure if it can be posted and shared online. But then did go all out and shared it. Here is that Blog : India’s largest database of employees!!! Free!! Possible!!
So far it’s been a wonderful learning experience.
Would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone of you for the constant support and encouragement. Looking forward to the next 5 years and also towards contributing to some more interesting topics.
Best of HR TweetChats!!! If you ask me, I would stick out my neck and say ” Twitter is my personal Learning management system“. This is a small attempt to share some of the best HR TweetChats of 2014. Twitter has been an amazing learning tool. Was fortunate to connect and learn from some amazing HR influencers via Twitter. There have been some amazing Tweetchats that did make 2014 an amazing learning year for me.
Hence via this blog would like will share a series of such HR TweetChats and some interesting topics that were covered. This series will also include the Storify of these TweetChats that were conducted. So that you don’t miss out on any of the learning’s and can go through all the discussions, views and comments on various HR topics.
So here we go:
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. Hosted by – Rakshita Dwivedi : @Raks_d
They had some interesting topics in the year 2014. Following is a list of those topics for your reference. Just click on the topic you like and you can go through some interesting conversations by HR professionals.
Before we move towards the list of amazing TweetChats across the Globe, let’s spend some time on some basic questions. Can you learn, share and connect in 140 characters? The answer is YES. Twitter has been at the forefront of proving an amazing platform to Learn, Share and Connect. Now your next question would be HOW? And for some it will be WHY? The following post is a small attempt to answer the HOW, WHAT, and WHY. So get ready for an amazing journey of 140 characters.
Gone are the days when people used to run away from Twitter (Some Still do run), But there has been a positive change and people are slowly moving towards Twitter. Especially as an HR professional one must explore Twitter. If you find value, do stay back, if you don’t, you are free to move out. But no point talking negatively about Twitter without joining it and exploring the right places.
So coming back to the topic – Can you learn, share and connect in 140 characters? TweetChats is the answer to all your questions. You might have heard a lot about TweetChats, might have participated in a few of those. Surely it’s an amazing platform that connects HR professionals and helps in engaging on to a particular topic. You can call it as your Personal LMS (Learning Management System). As an HR Professional you need to stay connected with the latest trends in the market, take note of best practices around the globe. This is where TweetChats helps you to achieve that.
Following is the Global list of HR related TweetChats that might interest you and help you to learn, share and connect in just 140 Characters.
#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. Hosted by – Rakshita Dwivedi : @Raks_d
#ihrchat – (Earlier know as #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, and 1.30 PM GMT on the last Wednesday of every month. Hosted by @tanvi_gautam
#TChat – It occurs Every Wednesday 7-8 pm ET ie 4:30am IST. Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @meghanmbiro and @kevinwgrossman
#LeadershipChat – As the name suggests, an amazing place to connect and learn from Leaders. Occurs Every Tue, 8pm (ET) ie 5:30am. Again Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @swoodruff and @LisaPetrilli
#TalentNet – It is a Tweetchat & a radio talk show for recruiters and HR Professionals. Occurs Every Tue 7pm – 8pm ET. ie 4:30am IST. This chat is hosted by @Fishdogs, @TheOneCrystal, @mattcharney, and @mverver.
#HFChat – The whole idea of #HFChat is to make your job search easier. A great platform to connect with leaders in the career search industry. Occurs Every Friday at 12 pm ET, ie 9:30pm IST. Hosted by @HRMargo
#linkedinchat – All about LinkedIn. Share all your quires right here 🙂 Occurs Every Tue 8 – 9pm ET, ie 5:30am IST. Tough for India based followers to attend it. But one can always check the hashtag and activities the next day. Hosted by @LinkedInExpert & @martinehunter
#leadfromwithin – A TweetChat that covers topics such as: Teamwork, Communication, Character, Change management, Core Values, Vision, Conflict, Influence, and much more. It Occurs Every Tue at 8pm ET, ie 7:30pm IST. Here is the complete schedule of topics – http://www.lollydaskal.com/leadfromwithin/ .Hosted by @LollyDaskal
#BeTheOne – A monthly chat about inspiring people to make a difference through personal leadership that infuses integrity, dignity and character. Occurs every Month 9pm EST ie 6:30am IST. Hosted by @BridgetHaymond and @pdncoach
Hope you had a great time exploring these amazing HR related TweetChats. Happy Tweeting and Happy Learning.
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.
– 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.
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“Employee Database” – we feel Corporate HR alone has access to these names. Ever wondered or dreamt of getting access to real time employee data of all companies without being had to run behind insurance companies or by illegally buying the databank. YES there is a way to get access to this without shelling out a single penny.
You must be kidding. How can you get India’s largest database of Employees!! And to make things more interesting, for FREE!! How on earth is this possible!! Well, I am not a hacker, so this option is ruled out. During writing this post, I often did ask myself this question “After this post, some authorities and companies might want to block this database access!!
So have I scared you enough!! So if this data involves all the companies that are operating in India, how can it be free to access? Well, I am still looking for those answers. But imagine the power of this database. People can use it and also misuse it. Again it depends on how and what you want to do with this data. Normally people use the term Gold Mine, but I would like to call this as Diamond Mine. Such is the power of this data. Enough of selling.
Some questions before we get into the database:
Can you get the entire list of employees working in any company in India!!!
Can you find the exact number and full names of employees working in any organization in India!!
Can you get the latest report of employee’s headcount (Updated every month)
Want to know how many employees your competitors hired last month, last year!!
Is all this possible!!! If yes, can you access it for FREE!!!
Well, as they say what’s knowledge without sharing it? And the more you share, the more you end up learning.
Enough of suspense. Following is the magic link that will answer all the questions that were highlighted earlier and much more. http://www.epfindia.gov.in/
Well, you might say that this is just an Employee’s Provident Fund Account. How will they provide access to the entire database? Well, in employer’s column, there is a section called “Establishment search (Also view Remittances & Member Name)” Just click on this.
Once you reach the page, just go and click on the last checkbox, ie – “Also search on Estt. Name (enter a few characters of estt. name or in full)”. And now all you need to do is enter any Company Name that operates from India. Simple!! Once you enter that company name, click on Payment Part. And then what you get in nothing short of a Eureka moment, which includes:
Sl. No. – TRRN – Date of Credit – Amount Wages Month – No. of Employee – ECR and Member Passbook details. To get the name of all the employees working in that organization, all you need to do is click on the hyperlink (No of employees) section. Also to add, this data gets updated every month. Well, EPF org has to do it, as companies pay their own contribution every month. So no chance of this data being stale or old. How cool is this!!!
So can this be India’s largest database of employees!!!
Some of you might question the ethics part while sharing such data. Well, this data is free to access (As we speak). Not sure if companies plan to block it in future. But personally I feel such data should not be open to all. Looking forward to connect with you and know your views, opinions on how this data can help you? Will you use this data!! Is it right to have the access of this data!! Should this data be blocked!!!