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What it takes to be a professional recruitment agency?

July 9th, 2014 No comments

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A major disadvantage of a recruitment business is that anyone can start it without any qualification or experience and it’s true in India that most of the recruitment agencies are taking advantage of this factor as they promise to provide recruitment services from an unskilled labor to a company CEO! This has resulted in a lot of negative client experiences which has stained the image of recruitment industry in India as a whole. That is why it’s very important for employers to work with certified and experienced recruitment agency in India that has been in the recruitment business for a considerable time.

In recent Years, recruitment has become far more complicated and process oriented work where it takes more than matching a CV to a job description to find the right talent.  A professional recruitment agency and an experienced HR manager knows it through experience that a successful match is often because of constant interaction between the recruiter and the hiring manager where they can communicate and understand the candidates profile more intrinsically.

A professional recruitment agency understands that to thrive in this recruitment age one must build long term business relationships where one has to forgo short term benefits like transactional recruitment done without any prior knowledge about the industry. A professional recruitment agency hires consultants from the same industry it’s providing recruitment so that it can gauge more than what a candidate resume tells about the candidate and is of immense help to HR managers as recruitment agency has already screened basic technical knowledge and prior experience of the candidate by conducting a face to face interview of candidate with one of its recruitment consultants.

There is a common misconception that the sole role of a recruitment consultant is to match a resume with the job description provided by the HR manger. While, it is true that many recruitment agencies just do that and leave most of the time taking and cumbersome work to HR manger for shortlisting the candidates. However, a professional recruitment agency would go 2 to 3 steps further too screen the candidates further either by personal interview, background check and other techniques so that candidates screened by them are of good quality and it’s the candidate that matches the job description not his resume.

A professional recruitment agency charges competitive fees based on the services it offers. Because if a professional recruitment agency compromises on its fees then it would not be able to retain qualified recruitment consultants who can gauge candidates and hence hampering the quality of the services offered. In the long run, a nominal fee by a professional recruitment agency compensates for the money lost in HR manager time wastage, high attrition rates, failed background verification and other unnecessary cases.

A professional recruitment agency not only has a good quality database of candidates but also an updated database from various fields that it uses to source talented candidates. Apart from this, if it appears that a better candidate could be found then a professional recruitment agency also does a paid advertisement campaign for that particular position to source more candidates. Going a mile extra, is what differentiates a professional recruitment agency from a normal recruitment agency.

A professional recruitment agency offers more than a candidate to an HR manager it helps in saving time and costs by helping and most of the time completely taking over the entire recruitment process so that it can provide the right talent because of high quality database and advertisement campaigns it offers and further it acts as a consultant by offering industry insights and current salary trends so that you as an employer can make better recruitment forecasts.

If you are looking for a professional recruitment agency in India then MM Enterprises can help you. MM Enterprises is an Indian government authorized recruitment agency since 1994 and is a recruiter of choice of several fortune 500 companies from around the world.

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Recruitment in Furniture Business

April 12th, 2014 No comments

Recruitment in Furniture business is seeing an unprecedented growth with the advent of several international furniture brands making their entry in India. The Furniture recruitment in India is on par with luxury recruitment as the furniture pieces carry a price tag that caters to the very elite.

Furniture business in India has revived in recent months thanks to the growing demand of branded, designer and modern furniture. There is also an increase in presence of international brands that are making their mark in India. If you are in Delhi, than you must have heard about IDUS Furniture store which is one of the biggest furniture showroom in northern India and has furniture pieces from some of the best furniture brands from around the world.

If you are into Furniture or Retail store domain than this might be a good time to take the Furniture business seriously!

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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 and if you are an organization looking for recruitment from India then please submit your query or write to us at

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20 Tips for recruitment in Middle East from India

January 2nd, 2014 No comments

Following are some of the blog posts that have been featured on our blog related to recruitment for Middle East countries i.e. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE etc. These blog posts highlight the diverse nature of recruitment needs of these countries along how this need is being fulfilled by recruitment agencies in India.

1. Recruitment Scenario in Kuwait: This blog post highlights the current recruitment scenario in Kuwait.

2. What are the new norms in Kuwait for Indian employees: Published in 11th July 2013, this blog post highlights the new norms that were introduced by Kuwait related to international manpower working in Kuwait along with the new Visa norms issued by the government.

3. What are the new norms in Saudi Arabia for Indian engineers?: There are certain new norms for Indian engineers for working in Saudi Arabia. According to ‘Nitaqat Law’, implemented by the Saudi Arabian government, the 10% of jobs in small and medium scale companies are reserved for locals thus, improving the employment scenario within the country. Find out more about such laws in this blog post.

4. What is the role of a recruitment agency for Gulf Hiring?: This blog post is a brief roadmap for all the Indian’s who would like to work in Gulf countries.

5. What is the scope of engineering industry in Qatar?: As the name suggests, this blog post highlights the current engineering scope in Qatar for Indians.

6. Kuwait Manpower Recruitment Consultants from India: If you are looking for getting employed in the country that is located at the western edge of India (Kuwait) then this is the right blog post for you.

7. What is the vacant position’s status in Kuwait?: Still looking more for Kuwait? Then find out what is current vacant status in Kuwait through this blog post.

8. Career scope 2013 in Qatar: Though this blog post was featured on April 2013 but it is still worth a read for all those who are planning to get a job in Kuwait.

9. UAE as one of the best countries to work in Gulf – We give you 5 reasons why UAE is considered as one of the best countries to work in Middle East.

10. What is the Oman Industrial Status?: We are talking about the industrial development in Oman and how you can benefit from this industrial up-gradation that Oman is currently witnessing.

11.  Contribution of Engineers for the Infra Development in Oman: We highlight how Engineers from around the world are contributing to Infra development scenario in Oman.

12. Technician Recruitment Agency for Qatar Companies: We highlight some of the features are mandatory for a technical recruitment agency for recruitment in Qatar.

13. How to choose right target industry for Kuwait?: This blog post is for the candidates who have made up their mind to work in Qatar and are now looking for the right industry to initiate their career.

14. Oil & Gas Recruitment Agency for Oman: Oman having abundant reserves of Oil and Gas, thus, making it one of the most sought after recruitment opportunities in Oman.

15. Construction Recruitment Agency for Kuwait: Kuwait, a country where economy structure is completely tax free and witnessing a surge in GDP. This blog post highlights only one aspect of the booming construction industry and its recruitment demands.

16. Saudi Arabia Recruitment Consultants from India: Are you aiming for a high paying Job in Saudi Arabia and don’t know to go about it? Check out this blog post that educates you how you can go about it.

17. Construction scope in Dubai: Dubai being one of the favorite destinations for employment globally, we highlight the construction recruitment scope in Dubai from India.

18. Demand of Construction engineers in UAE and Saudi Arabia: Though this blog post was featured around 1 Year back in November 2012, its message is still true and there is still an acute shortage of qualified construction engineers not only in UAE and Saudi Arabia but the entire Middle East.

19. Are You Looking For International Recruitment?: What are the initial steps that would help you find a job outside India? Check this blog post to know the answer.

20. What is the working status for Construction Industry in Oman? : We explore from a cultural and emotional side that how different is it to work in a construction industry in Oman for an Indian.

If you are an organization looking for the right talent from India then you can submit your requirement here , we offer 2 free sample resumes to highlight the talent pool managed by us specific to your recruitment. For candidates who are looking for international recruitment please submit your resumes here

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Construction Engineer Recruitment Agency

October 1st, 2013 No comments

If you are contemplating going for a lifetime career in the construction industry, you need to take into account the industry future. Will it remain strong a decade from now or will manufacturing development work would be far and few between? There is very less doubt that the manufacturing industry provides countless employment opportunities for people of varied skill sets and educational qualifications. Construction also plays an essential role in the fitness of a country’s GDP, if construction work is low, the economy is often languishing.

For engineers looking to obtain a job within this industry, there are various construction engineer jobs to decide from, fresh engineers who have been certified will often be tasked to consider topographical data. New engineers today tend to be proficient with a working computer, which they use to make hydraulic system and structure designs. In construction, every section of the building process contains a corresponding code which needs to be followed as per the book.

Experts who are working in construction related jobs have the responsibility to make sure that building codes are being adhered too and that the project or aspects of the project that they can be assigned too are completed in keeping with the blueprint of the plan. On top of that, new engineers can also need to be certain that a construction site stays neat and hygienic and also prospective sites are free from hindrances and potential problems which could hinder construction work at the site.

For all those who are looking to get construction engineering jobs, there are primarily two aspects that ought to be taken note of. Firstly, the technicality of the trade, a construction engineer needs to have impeccable technical knowledge. The second aspect is the managerial ability to oversee the working of the complete construction project as usually it’s the responsibility of a senior construction engineer to make sure that the complete project is progressing in a timely and orderly manner.

Hence, if you are ready for the challenge to be a construction engineer then construction  recruitment consultants can help you find the right opportunities to explore this field. However, you need to be cautions of your options as most of the construction opportunities might not be available near you. It goes without saying, that construction industry though offers handsome salary package and other incentives but you must be ready to spend some time away from your family.

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