BENGALURU: In order to get the best candidates in a rapidly shrinking talent pool, IT recruiters are now focusing on the job-seekers’ experience during the hiring process. From inviting the candidate with his family to the campus before joining to having a team member stay in touch with him/her till joining, a lot of new tactics are being employed to ensure that candidates do not decline an offer.
These and many other points were discussed at a roundtable organised by HireRight, a UK-based candidate screening agency which works with companies around the world. Speaking at the discussion were top-level HR executives from various IT sector companies in the city.
Ed Hickey, MD, APAC for HireRight said, “In India’s growing job market, employees have to provide an optimum candidate experience to standout from the competition in all aspects including the background screening process.”
The solutions suggested included cutting down on background check time. “We can exclude credit checks for candidates with a non-financial profile. A proactive database of people built by a background checking organisation based on graduation information or from people who leave companies will also be helpful,” suggested Suchitra Srinath, V-P Strategic HR Initiatives, Accenture.