Pranati
Hr Manager
Umalme
Business Consultancy
Saba_anj@yahoo.com
Human Resource
Sanath Kumar T S
Consultant, Management
Manjubharadwaj
Business Analyst
Karthick
Recruitment

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Hello ,
Please read the following Question... I need to present on this particular aspect for a job interview. I request members to help me find information to support my argument.
Consider the IT industry in Bangalore or India on the whole
Why should the companies go to consultants to assist in their recruitment process. Is it necessary to have Consultants?
If Yes -What is the value add?
If No - Why?

Assuming that my answer is yes. Please help me support my statement with proper facts and figures...
How have job consultants made a difference to the IT industry recruitment.
I am finding details that talk about attrition and so on, but nothing that supports my argument with real figures. Pls let me know links where I can find Information with respect to the Indian IT industry recruitment scenario.
Regards
Manju Ananth Bharadwaj

Hello everybody,
Please help me with your knowledge on the question, that i have posted previously. I am expected to make a presentation in this regard for a final round of an interview today evening.
I request you senior members to guide me in this process.
Regards
Manju Ananth Bharadwaj

hi
i'm not very sure of what you can say...but this is what i think...it cuts down the cost per hire as we will have to employ s'one to search 4 the eligible resumes,call n find if they are lookings 4 a change n take a prelim interview thus it saves time,money n resources...
and you can say that it uses the basic principle of outsourcing whatever is not your core competency outsource in this case recruitment is not the core competency of it company thus can be outsourced...

Hi Pranati,
Thank you very much, your prompt reply is appreciated. I'll surely consider these points in my argument.
I request all members to guide me further with some facts and figures to support my arguments....
I am running out of time, please... help me with this.....
Regards
Manju Ananth Bharadwaj

Hi Manju,

Being in the IT Industry would agree with Pranti, as outsourcing for recruitment is good to have ---saves the time at two levels. The preliminary interview and settlement of offer is also done by the recruitment company..

The reasrach work on the recourses is also quite comprehensive by recruitment agencies. In addition they have good idea about the expectation of the candidates + the offer of the company. They can depict the exact situation in front of the candidate and the company as well.

If you want a number of resources for multiple skills or of the same skills, outsourcing is best and sometimes the technical interviews are done by the recruitment company as the interview questions and their answers are also provided to the recruitment company. In this way, the interaction between the hiring (IT) company and candidate occurs only at the end. For selecting candidates on behavioural interviews outsourcing is really good.

It saves the cost + time of the Technical Personnels especially as the attrition/ turnover rate is quite high in the IT industry and at times a company has to have to hire a good number...so it saves the exercise that for screening, scheduling, informing, sometimes, rescheduling, interview sessions(preliminary, first technical, 2nd Technical 3rd technical, 4th formal with final offer/ panel interview saving the time of all the panel), selection so all time is saved. Since the recruitment agency knows the prevalent situation of a specific company so it usually tries to get the right person as is sufficient with the resume' bank.

Hi!
I agree with Pranati. Our Company's Core Competency is NOT recruiting people while it would be so for the Consultant. Recruiting people would be all in a day's work for a Consultant and he would have done this so many times that he would be more productive and professional on the job. If we were to take this on by ourselves, we would need people and resources to organize the exercise and this, too, may not be as cost-effective or efficient time-wise as it would when outsourced to the Consultant.
Sanath

Pros & cons:-
#1. Consultants can go out of the way to the specialized companies for domain wanting comapny candiadate looking for..
#2. They have their own sorted lists and promplty provide the same if candiadate avilable..
#3 Consultant are in full time dedicated this work..
#4 High end consultant add more value depending upon their inputs provided to company.
While-
#1. Company has to follow the same standard procedure of the recruitment even number to take is less.
#2. It's time consuming process..
#3. Need dedicated department and maintain an updated database of cv
cyclic recruitment
#4 It's burden on other dept also like a particular technical dept.

Hello Everybody,

Thank You so much,:) for all those valuable inputs. They will surely help me. Firstly let me mention that my final round of interview was postponed till further information on monday i.e today 26 sep 2005.

However let me make clear that it has not been cancelled though. They could call me anytime and ask me to present. So please help me further to better my arguments....

Can somebody mention what could be the savings in terms of percentage that an IT company would make by taking the assistance of recruitment consultants. The whole idea of outsourcing is to save money and get the work done better isn't it..

So what could be the savings in terms of money to the IT companies, if they approach Recruitment Consultants for their recruitment needs?

Am sure no IT company would give up its recruitment fully to a Rec. consultant so I would also like to know what percentage of recruitments happen through Rec. consultants. and how has this impacted the company 's financial condition...



Seniors Pls help me with those ever valuable inputs.. I will be constantly checking CHR for replies.



Thank You very much once again.... for all those valuable inputs.....



Regards

Manju Ananth Bharadwaj

Hi!
consultants have wide range of network in the market and they usually have their own database for each and every skill.
also companies enter into non-poaching agreement with their competitors so consultant is an indirect way to poach a suitable candidates.
Karthick

It’s not always poaching. Actually it’s one activity of relationship management of networking as a suitable candidate and human resource availability across intra industry in time.
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