June 24, 2008

IT Companies – Recruitment methods

Filed under: Innovation, IT, Latest Trends in HR, Recruitment, Technology — Tags: , , — hrcases @ 4:33 pm

Today, the biggest challenge faced by any organization is change. Globalization has made it even more imminent. Organizations are trying their level best to cope with the transition by hiring the right person for the right job. Human Resource teams are working hard to recruit the most talented from the pool available to them. Organizations are developing strategies to recruit, develop and retain their talented employees.

With the advent of the IT, ITES and BPO industries, employment opportunities have widened. So companies are facing challenges in recruiting candidates who are fit for the job as well the organization. Recruitment practices and mechanisms have undergone major changes. Soaring attrition rates have forced the software companies to adopt variety of recruitment practices. To attract the candidates, they have started exploring innovative methods of recruitment. Their ultimate aim is to bring in quality new employees.

Most of the IT companies are on a look-out for Engineering Graduates. Companies visit a lot of Colleges for Campus Hiring’s every year. Companies aim at hiring committed, intelligent and aspiring students full of enthusiasm and zeal to prove their talents.

Earlier Campus recruitment was mostly used as a process only for Management Courses, but over time this trend has changed. Few companies, for e.g., TCS follow a process of accrediting the colleges. They conduct interactive session with the faculties and the students separately to assess their capabilities. Based on these assessments they give accreditation to the colleges – A, B or C grade. Few other companies assess the college by collecting a detailed report. They select only those students, who possess the necessary skill set. As fresher’s, with no prior work experience, they are trained extensively. A full length Induction program grooms them with respect to Organizational fitment.

The recruitment practices of IT companies changes from time to time. The various methodologies used are On Campus, Press Advertisement, Headhunters, Job Fairs, Electronic Recruitment and Recruiting Abroad, Executive search firms and Application tracking software. The latest methodology in the series is organizing job fairs in various IT destinations and online recruitments.

Companies list the job openings on their own websites inviting prospective candidates to apply. In addition to the company’s website, the employers also look for the candidate’s profile posted on various Job portals viz., Naukri, Times jobs, Monster etc.

Hence, change is omnipresent in the IT scenario.


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