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Fake Candidates – Recruitment Agency and their Clients Nightmare

December 21st, 2013 No comments

If you happen to have any HR friends who in recruitment domain or any recruitment consultants then you might have heard their horror stories about various fake resources that get themselves placed in the company.  A fake resource, in simple terms is the one that has manipulated the recruitment process by either using fake experience or fake certificates and in worst cases having someone else who is technically to attend interviews on their behalf and later join the company.

While it is an accepted fact that we cannot simply eliminate this practice because it is impossible to ascertain beyond a doubt about candidates past credentials and working knowledge. However, recruitment consultants and HR departments can have various measures and processes in place that can help minimize these instances in their organization.

The following are some of the steps that I have seen in practice by MM Enterprises, an Indian government authorized recruitment consultants in India where I have worked for 5 Years.

  1. Scouting of Candidates – Testing the Resume: This is the time when recruiters start scouting for the right resource based on client’s requirements. In this process they take help of their own candidate’s databases and also scout for candidates through ads and their associates. During this time, the only item that a recruiter has to scrutinize the candidates is on the basis of their resumes or CV’s.  Following are some the information that is mostly found in fake candidates:

a. Personal Information Missing: It is often the case that you would find only their Email address and telephone number mentioned in the resume and they do not give a clear idea of their identity.

b.To many Skills mentioned: If a candidate claims to be an expert at C/C++, Python, Photoshop, Dreamweaver along with the advanced knowledge of oil refining process used in middle east then it’s a sure red flag and you need to be more careful while interviewing this resource.

2. First Interview with the Candidate via phone: After short listing all the potential candidates on the basis of their compatibility with the given job description by the client you schedule the first interview with the candidates and following are the things to keep in mind to minimize fake resources getting through:

a. Phone number: Please make sure the interview is conducted on the same phone number that is mentioned on the CV.

b. Tell them the Interview is being recorded: No matter if you have the technology or not, you can mention this time at the time of telephonic interview so that the candidate knows that he cannot employ a dummy at the time of F2F interview.

3.Analyzing a Fake Prospective Candidate VS a Serious Candidate: It is becoming  quite popular these days to apply for new jobs and try to receive an offer letter from the new company with the promise of joining it but only too show the new offer letter to their existing  HR department and demanding salary hikes or the threat to resign. These candidates are the hardest to make out but an experienced recruiter can easily spot these imposters based on their body language and their interpersonal skills and can help save not only their valuable time but also their client’s time.

4.The Final Interview: After you are all set to call the candidate for the final interview, please take a close note on all the following things that will help you identify a fake candidature:

a Mandatory Face to Face Meeting or Video Interview: Please mention it categorically that you would be conducting a F2F meeting before finalizing the position. If the candidate does not agree or gives explanations, try to validate them and if found true offer a web based video interview.

b. Photo ID proof at the time of Interview: Ask them to carry a photo ID proof at the time of F2F meeting.

c. Legal Documents: Please tell them to carry Xerox copy of legal documents like experience letter, salary slips and other details at the time of interview.

These are only some of the processes that MM Enterprises follows to ensure that all its candidates are genuine and the client gets the best talent according to its needs.

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Manpower Recruitment Agency for Kuwait from India

March 5th, 2013 3 comments

There are a number of manpower recruitment agencies from India that supplies labor to Kuwait. Kuwait is an Arabian country and there is a large scope for manpower in the country from India. People from India can get any job in Kuwait based on their qualifications. Doctors, engineers, lawyers and other professionals are also in need. So Indians have a great opportunity to work in foreign countries like Kuwait and this is made easier by the recruitment agencies. They act as a connecting link between the employer and employee. The services of these agencies are highly required for people who seek job in a foreign land.

The main mission of these manpower recruitment agencies for Kuwait from India is providing a good connection between the talent and career opportunities. Opportunities might not be visible all the time and these agencies help a lot in finding them. The manpower recruitment agencies usually join hands with the reputed and trustworthy companies in Kuwait. So this gives a better job guarantee to the employees. These clients will provide their requirements to the agencies who will notify the same to the interested people in India. If the people feel that they fulfill all the requirements stated, they can apply for the job.

As the clients of these manpower recruitment agencies in Kuwait are leaders in their field, they provide more job satisfaction. These agencies collect the resumes and details of interested Indian workers and report the same to the Kuwait clients. These companies select the best person and provide them with the job details along with the employment visa to work in that country. The manpower recruitment agencies also provide consultancy services to their clients as well as people who need expert advice regarding working outside India. They have a special team to provide all these services. These agencies are greatly flexible and cost- effective.

Engineering Recruitment Agency in India

February 1st, 2013 1 comment

If considering the trend of today’s society; Engineers are considered to be the cream of the society because of the effort they put in. Also their contribution to the society is remarkable. There are many fields in which the engineers are working like Automobiles, Computers, Electronics, Biotechnology, Aeronautics, etc. Engineers have big hand in transforming the antediluvian world to the modern world that we know today. Without Engineers the society will be like humans without the backbone.

But somehow, inspite of having good knowledge base, hardworking capabilities; every engineer is not able to attain that recognition in India that he deserves because of lack of facilities available here. Keeping these drawbacks in mind, recruitment agencies came up with an idea of connecting engineers to various companies.  Engineering Recruitment Agency provides a platform to Engineers where the engineers get a chance to show their talent. If talking in simple words we can say that these agencies make the employers meet the employees.

They basically act as a supporting medium for engineers where they can grab the opportunities as per their wish. They are advantageous to the engineers as well as play an important role in removing the overheads of the companies by providing them with the number of candidates out of which the company can choose its employees. These agencies work in a proper systematic way where everything goes in a proper manner. There are many sectors in which Engineering Recruitment agency in India works. These include airports, architecture, hospitals, bridges and tunnels, rail infrastructure, project management and many more.

Engineering Recruitment agencies act as the boon to the market as they save the time and money of the companies which they would have otherwise wasted in gathering the applicants and which would have not been as per their requirements too. Moreover, these agencies play vital role in development of career of the engineers.  At the end we can conclude that these agencies play a crucial role in society for both Engineers and start-ups or well established Engineering companies.

How to increase working efficiency?

October 30th, 2012 No comments

There are numerous online queries daily regarding how to increase working efficiency. In this age of competitive market, every company wants to adopt dynamic strategies which will increase their turnover rate exponentially. They are seeking out for ways to increase the efficiency of their employees and increase the productivity and profits. There are various ways to achieve this.

Below are the five successful ways to increase your work efficiency:

1. Tracking and Making Improvements

Every initiative to interact with the customer or potential client is a marketing strategy. Business owners need to devise better ways of marketing process. Find out ways to attract customers effectively so that the convert ratio increases steadily.

2. Automated Programs

Use of automated programs can enhance the efficiency of your business. Automated data entry, automated email responses, automated book keeping, email marketing and customer service auto responses, etc are few of the many ways of leveraging a business to new heights.

3. Reduce Costs

Tracking the expenses can help you reduce the cost involved. Budgeting the expenses over certain fixed expenses saves a lot of time and money. It can save you from unnecessary headache which you might have to take care otherwise. Monitoring of expenses should take place regularly.

4. Set Goals

Setting up goals proactively for the company can help you work in a direction strategically. Keeping check on targets achieved will keep on toes always. Thus, you can anytime take corrective measures to catch up with the lacking tasks.

5. Manage Your Time

Time is money. Managing the way you spend time on various tasks can help you achieve desired results well on time. Dealing with clients, money management, product distribution management, marketing management, etc each of the tasks should be given their due importance. Do not get burnt out or irritated under the burden of responsibilities. Manage stress and manage time to increase working efficiency.

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What are the sources to find a Good Job? How to be aware of fraudulent?

October 18th, 2012 No comments

With the advent of the internet technology finding a job was never so easy. There are ample of job portals which give out information about various job openings for free. But beware not every information is true and useful. Out of the job information pool only a small chunk of information is useful according to your profile and potential, the rest is wasteful and time killing. But you never find any assistance from such job portals regarding sending you precise information. It may also be the case that you might end up falling in trap of a fraudulent job consultancy. They try to rip you off by luring you for a highly paid international job. One should be very wise and precautious while making a recruitment agency selection.

No wonder, a recruitment agency bridges the gap between employee and employer. It makes needy employer meet aspiring employee. When talking about a good and reliable source to find a right job for you, then the only answer is, go with an experienced and reputed recruitment consultancy. They are the ones who deliver out the right amount of information on right time to the right person. They filter out the information on your behalf so that they may concentrate well on your interview preparation. It is important to keep in mind that a genuine recruitment consultancy never asks for any kind of upfront payment. So, you see that it is entirely a win win situation for you. They also guide you through the entire interview procedure. They help you find relevant question type asked in the interviews, polish your interpersonal skills, analytical skills, soft skills, body language, etc. Thus, a recruitment agency is the best source to find a good job.

Good luck for your job search.

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