With an approved temporary job description in place, I went ahead and spoke to a few candidates to understand potential issues. As it turned out, they knew the company but were apprehensive about their growth in an NBFC environment.
Aaha! That’s the problem I have to solve. I began researching the sector. For the next few days I read NBFC, ate NBFC, lived and breathed NBFC. What I realised from all my studies was that the sector was extremely promising and had immense potential for growth. Now, to convey that to candidates in the context of my client.
Another thing I noticed during my calls was that very few candidates were willing to invest the time and energy to build a team from scratch. I figured I had to find someone who shared the same dream as my client.
I reported my findings to my boss and the client, and accordingly the job description was revamped using our in-house artificial intelligence platform. Now that we had identified the problem and figured out a solution, our searches yielded more accurate results.
We found a pool of candidates and put our automatic man-machine tele-calling platform to work. After speaking to a few candidates, I found the one I knew would be just right for the role. I discussed the role with him in detail, and told him about the plans our client had towards the technology division. His personal goals seemed to fit right in. He was a perfect match!
But, the battle wasn’t won yet. We had to make sure that the candidate joins, especially since there had been incidences of candidates dropping out at the last stage. The only way to achieve that is through good candidate-recruiter relationship. So, once the interviews were cleared and offer was rolled out, I focused on engaging with him on a regular basis. I’m proud to say, he has now settled into his new role quite well!
My biggest sense of accomplishment, however, came when our client returned to us saying that they would like us to share knowledge with their internal HR and support them in more effective hiring.
(Story by: Moon | Written by: Abhi)