The recruitment process in India is designed in such a way that each candidate gets the desired job profile according to his or her own choice. Placing the candidate in the right job profile, in the best company, is the end solution of most of the Indian recruitment agencies. The recruitment process in India involves identifying the vacancies, preparing the job description and person specification, advertising, managing the response, short-listing, arranging interviews, conducting interviews, decision making, convey the decision and appointment action. This means that a lot of time and resources have to be invested before the right candidate is selected. Most of the recruitment companies in India follow three steps in the recruitment process, which basically are application short listing, preliminary assessment and final interview & selection.
The recruitment process may include a written test to judge particular skills of a candidate. In this case, the test should be prepared carefully, not deviating from the subject. A lot can be judged about the candidate from his CV. A proper presentation of his CV in an organized and refined manner speaks a lot about the individual. His mindset and attitude can be judged according to his CV.
Next come the interview, which is an important and crucial part of the recruitment process. The person taking the interview of the candidate has to be well prepared in advance. Concerns like the location of the interview, the time table, the structure of the question strategy, style of taking the interview needs to be decided beforehand so that nothing is left out and all the issues are properly addressed. Moreover, there are a few things that need to be kept in mind during the recruitment process. Until the final decision about a certain candidate is taken, it is important to keep in regular touch with the candidate. The decision making process should not take very long to avoid the candidate from taking up some other opportunity.
A candidate should be duly informed once the decision is taken. He or she should be told the complete process of his appointment clearly with details of all the documents that he or she needs to submit. A record file should be maintained of the candidate for future reference.
The recruitment process must be robust and justifiable and should stand up to external scrutiny. Only a good recruitment agency with good understanding of the domain as well as the process can perform the same successfully. In India most of the recruitment agencies understand the needs of the clients and of the candidates and they work in a planned way to recruit people.
Author Alok Vats is associated with trackers, the placement agency in India. Trackers is associated with executive search in India.