Right Salary Expectation for Overseas Placements

April 3rd, 2014 No comments

With more than 20 Years of experience in providing international placements to Indian Jobseekers by MM Enterprises, we are currently seeing an increasing trend where candidates have salary expectation from overseas placements that far exceed the market expectations.  We conducted an internal survey of 450 job seekers who are looking for overseas placements and more than 55% quoted a salary hike of three times more than their present salary and another 20% quoted a salary hike of more than four times their present salary. From our experience, these candidates have raised their hopes than what the market prescribes especially for Middle East and Europe.

To decide what the right expected salary is for candidates for overseas placements, please keep the following factors in mind:

  1. Country where you would be working:  Based on the country you would be working; hugely impacts your salary expectations. For example, currently one is expected to get double his current salary in Middle East but if you are working in Germany this could be three times your current salary
  2. Safety of Job: Countries those are currently instable like Afghanistan or Syria can offer you a better salary than safer countries like Jordan or UAE. At MM Enterprises, we do not encourage candidates to be placed in instable countries considering the risks involved.
  3. Expertise: Most European countries look for highly expertise manpower from India and if you believe that you have the right qualification and experience then you can expect a higher salary. If that is not the case, then companies are offering salaries that are still much more lucrative then offered in India.  
  4.  Saving/Expenses Considerations: Candidates should always calculate their savings and expenses while working overseas to that working in India and then derive at a meaningful salary expectation. Generally, your savings would be far greater from overseas employment than in India.
  5. Currency you would be paid: It is important to know the currency in which you are going to be paid in. Most of the companies pay in the currency where you are located but if you are job takes you to various places then it’s always a good idea to know the currency that you would paid. The stronger the currency in International market the more you get in hand compared to your current Indian salary.
  6. Compensation Details: Another important factor the candidates should always check is is there any other compensation that is being provided like housing, food, utility bills etc. If that is the case then it greatly impacts your overseas expenditure and you should calculate your expected salary accordingly.

Apart from the salary considerations, candidates should also note the following suggestions before finalization on their overseas placement:

  1. Make your Mind: Candidates should first check why they need overseas placements and then should be firm with their decision.
  2. Discuss with your Family: Working in a different country not only impacts you in a big way but it also affects your family. So discuss this aspect in detail with them and take their blessings before making your decision final.
  3. Company Credentials: While finalizing on any company do a complete research on the company, like company profile, history, product, job location, country, currency, work environment etc.
  4. VISA Process: Acquiring a visa is a time taking process and a matter of financial investment on client’s part and normally it takes upto 2 months to get a VISA. If candidates have any doubts regarding their employment it should be conveyed before the VISA initialization process as last minute cancellation is a complete loss for not only clients investment but also time as the recruitment process would start from the scratch once again. So candidates need to be 100% certain about their overseas employment.
  5. Documentations: Make sure all your documents are in place and make sure that you also have any additional documents required by the company. This helps in making the complete process easy and hassle free as both you and the company are investing their time to make it work.

If you are a candidate looking for international placements, then please send us your resume at resume@mmenterprises.co.in and if you are an organization looking for recruitment from India then please submit your query or write to us at info@mmenterprises.co.in

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Hiring Top Professionals from India

March 28th, 2014 No comments

Regardless of the economy, the top performing professionals in any given domain are always in demand.  However, considering their capabilities they are mostly employed by some organization and generally are not looking for new opportunities. Hence, to gauge these performers and then to approach them professionally with a new and better job opportunity can only be done by a recruitment agency who has some experience and expertise in the recruitment business.

Every organization wants high performers as they have a better ROI and our self motivated; so they need little attention to help them attain their professional goals and the goals of the organization. Top performers can single handedly achieve more than thrice of a normal performer and in this age of cut throat competition they inevitably are the differentiating factor between the success of an organization.

If high performing professionals are so much in demand that the companies they are associated with do their best to engage with them and retain them so that they perform for them and not their competitors. There are various incentives and perks that are offered to high performing employees of the company to gain their trust and prevent them from leaving an organization. However, monetary benefits are not the only factor that appeals to employees and especially to top professionals. Hence, a recruitment consultant should know a top performing players motivation factors to help him seek better options that matches his ambitions and requirements to that of a potential organization.

With more than 20 Years of experience in recruitment domain we can confidently say that top driving factor that a top performers looks for an organization is the “Confidence in Organization’s Future” and a top performer aligns his professionals goals to that of the organization’s goals if he truly believes in the success of the organization or the work that he is doing. It’s important for a top performer to know his place in the scheme of things and how he/she plays a critical path in the success of the organization.

Top performers, second most important factor to continue to work with an organization is that which supports “work/life balance”. An organization that supports and encourages work/life balance makes it easier for top performers to stay engaged and they are able to perform much better when at work.  There are many ways organizations can balancing these competing demands, for example; work from home when needed; providing accommodation near the office to minimize travel time or offering flexible timings. It’s important for an organization to know what appeals to the top performer and how it can help him/her focused on his/her work.

Another important factor that is important in attracting top performers to international assignments is Safety. Safety is a critical aspect either while working at a construction site or at an office. However, this aspect takes more importance of international placements as one tends to move away from his/her comfort zone provided by being in the native country. Hence, top performers are more confident and engaged while working with an organization that makes safety a priority.

An experienced and talented recruitment consultant can help not only identify top performers in a domain but can also relate to the factors that drive top performers to align their goals with that of an organization that can provide them a better alternative to their existing organization. By doing this, a recruiter is not only helping an organization find the top talent available but is also contributing to the career growth of the employee also by providing him better opportunities to showcase his talent.

If you are an organization looking for top professionals from India then we at MM Enterprises can help you find the right talent for your organization.

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10 Reasons Why MM Enterprises is considered a Top Recruiter

March 24th, 2014 No comments

Manpower has always been an integral and one of the most important resources for the development of an organization and in today’s highly complex and competitive situation the kind of talent an organization retains and attracts is becoming even more critical. Employee who have been selected after a thorough screening process to match with the organization needs and requirements not only contributes to the efficient running of the organization but also significantly contributes to the overall revenue generation of the organization. Hence, it is of utmost importance to determine and choose the right talent for an organization growing needs.

Following are 10 reasons why MM Enterprises, an Indian government authorized recruitment consultants are considered to be the top international recruiter:

1. Professionalism: Being in recruitment business for more than 20 Years, MM Enterprises was one of the first companies in India to bring professionalism in the recruitment business in India. The complete recruitment cycle is driven by processes that help MM Enterprises screen the best of talent for your organization.
2. Understanding Clients Needs: Recruiting business is more of a science where a clear understanding of clients needs is a critical aspect before scouting for potential candidates. A great recruiter would not only understand the clients’ requirements but also its underlying need to help find the right talent for the organization.
3. Building Relationships: More than anything else, recruiting is peoples businesses, where you are dealing with people and not commodities and hence it’s very important to build relationships but only with your clients but also with candidate that you are planning to recruit. Building relationships helps not only cuts the ice but also helps in understanding a candidate overall personality and how it fits with the potential recruiter organization culture.
4. Discretion: Discretion is the cornerstone of recruiting business and MM Enterprises prides itself of the high standards of Discretion policies that it has rigorously followed since last 20 Years. Discretion is important not only from candidate’s perspective but also from client’s perspective as it helps in guarding their manpower strategies from its competitors.
5.       Indian Government Authorized Recruiter: Being an Indian government authorized recruiter speaks about MM Enterprises credibility and experience as it has also been awarded ISO certification by Indian government.

6.       Self Motivated and Enjoy Recruiting: MM Enterprises recruitment consultants are self motivated individuals that do not see recruiting as a monotonous and repetitive business but rather as a new challenge every time that they need to overcome. They are relationship driven individuals that understand their clients’ needs and match it with the best talent. Our recruitment consultants derive satisfaction when they see a perfect fit between organization and candidates.

7.       Great at Networking and Building Connections: MM Enterprises has strong networking in the recruitment domain and has built strong connections in the course of 20 Years of being in the recruitment domain that most of our new business is either a repeat business or a referral from our existing clients.

8.       Domain Centric Recruitment Consultants: MM Enterprises have various domain specific recruiting consultants that helps us analyze candidates technical expertise along with the overall personality of the candidate.
9.       Provide Organization with Better Opportunities: MM Enterprises has helped organization run their complete HR department from not only providing new recruitment but also analyze the current manpower and plan the recruitment needs along with the organization target plan.

10.   Doing Quality Business rather than Quantitative: MM Enterprises takes pride in doing quality business where they completely understand the client requirements and screen the best possible talent that a company can expect from India in a suitable time frame rather than quantitative business without a suitable timeline as we understand the importance of right manpower to an organization and also the right organization for a candidate.

If you have any recruitment needs from India, then please do give MM Enterprises a try as we are confident that your experience with us would be best.

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Luxury Recruitment Services from India

March 12th, 2014 No comments

Luxury is an intangible as it has no specific line, price, quality or quantity that can define anything to be luxurious. However, like many intangible attributes luxury can be recognized when we experience it just like power and fame. If we dig deeper, we note that though there is no key factor that differentiates luxury apart from the experience which is often more than the sensory experience but also the feeling of class and often power that are associated with the luxury experience. If power, class and prestige are the accompanying attributes of luxury then it is better to keep it rare and within a reach of select few to make the experience more worthwhile and hence you see most luxurious things are for the super rich that can afford to buy these experiences.

 

The surge of luxury industry recruitment is primarily driven currently from Middle East, with Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait being the leader and followed closely by European countries. The demand is also varied across the countries as Middle East prefers Vintage Cars, designer jewellery and luxury real estate sales recruitment demands whereas European countries prefer hand embroidery, fashion designers and jewellery artists as the recruitment demands from India.

 

With luxury being such a niche and targeted segment, the recruiters who recruit for the luxury industry need to be very stringent in the kind of talent they use to market or sell their product or services. A recruiter should not only at the obvious of experience and qualifications but should also draw upon his/her experience to choose the right candidate to make a successful employee.

 

Some of the industries that are considered to be a part of luxury recruitment segment are, Sales of high end automobiles, Recruitment for Cruise Ships, High end Retail Staffing, Fashion designers, Jewellery designers. There has been a surge in demand for these sector from India, considering the overall quality and diverse manpower options provided by India due to its diversity in population. Further, India itself is in the beginning stages of experiencing the luxury segment that is taking shape in India with easing of Indian market many high end luxury brands opening their shops in India to cater to the growing high net worth individuals whose demand for luxury experience is on the rise which has provided ample opportunity for job seekers to work on these segment to gain the relevant experience.

 

Luxury Recruitment India

 

Further, Luxury recruitment from India is also on the rise considering the English language proficiency among educated Indians is highest and which also comes at an economical price compared to other alternatives from around the world. Having said this, a luxury recruitment agency in India should not only have the past experience in the luxury sector where the recruitment has to be done but also it should be updated with the latest trends in that sector so that it can screen the candidates proficiently. This can be done wither by aligning with the various publications associated with that industry or by attending seminars and shows that are organized for that sector across the world.

Another important aspect that a luxury recruitment services provider in India should bear in mind is the attrition rate in the luxury industry is of utmost importance as any client facing employee main role is building and maintaining client relationships and any sudden or undue attrition is considered to be a bad for the luxury brand image and success.

A successful luxury recruitment company should strive to understand the client’s requirement clearly and objectively so that it can then start the scouting of the right candidate to meet the client’s requirements as luxury is the sector which though cater to a very small segment but it’s still in the mind of a lot many because its looked up for inspiration and awe.

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How to get prepared for overseas job?

February 27th, 2014 No comments

 

The desire to work abroad is seen in professionally hungry people. But before jumping on to a decision of dreaming to grab a job overseas the candidate should get themselves ready with a few physical things which are discussed below.

1)      The Valid Passport – The candidate should have a valid passport. The passport number is highly important before applying for any overseas job.

2)      Importance of IELTS or TOEFL scores – If the candidate is from any ESL country and applying for a job in any EFL country then the person who is applying for overseas has to take a few tests like IELTS or TOEFL and put the score in the application. Such score remains valid only for a year or so and within that period of time the overseas application would be granted. Such score would help the overseas company to understand the applicant’s proficiency in the language.

3)      Attestation of Educational Certificates – With the score come the educational qualifications of the applicants. The applicant should duly attest all the educational certificates from HRD and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).  The candidate should authenticate the highest degree from the regional HRD and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in advance so that the applicant if selected by the overseas company could join the company without any delay.

4)      Proper Medical Check-ups – There should be proper medical check-ups done by the candidate from the authorized medical centre. Such reports should be duly stamped with authentication and should be submitted before the issue of visa. Duly stamped report is essential for this purpose.

5)      Emigration – The candidates should check their passports in advance. They need to show their passports in order to get the Emigration Clearance Certificate. This Emigration Clearance Certificate is essentially required in order to travel overseas. If that certificate is not possessed by the candidate beforehand then there would be unnecessary delay in joining the overseas company.

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