Placement Consultants and Soft skills: How and Why Important?

At one point or another we all have come across this term “soft skills”. This phrase is used to describe skills or characteristics which are useful or important and enables us to interact or get along well with other people or situations. You can also call these as “social skills” because of its impact or connection with the social whole.  Some examples will serve the purpose- communication skills, motivational skills, decision making skills, team work, leadership skills, creativity, time management skills, the list can go on. You can have an exhaustible list of skills when bundled up together gives you a clean picture of soft skills that are always looked for and loved.

One doesn’t care much about soft skills unless it becomes a matter related to getting and keeping a job. I believe if you are one working or looking for a job has already experienced it. Now why these soft skills are important when we already earned our degrees years back?

How Important are Soft skills and Why?

If you could relate to the examples above, by now you must have got an idea of its importance. When we talk of any job irrespective of the industry, one thing that matters is the technicality of the job. It puts you along how well you know your job and how good you can perform. Now apart from this, your job also demands certain other qualities which you must have or need to grow with time. These skills are basically your ability to get along well with others at job, taking decision, being good as a team, motivating yourself and your team and these qualities makes you look and sound good literally, are your soft skills. These are equally important in your work life which holds ladders of your success.

Soft Skills in Placement Consultant

I find consultants specifically placement consultants to be one of the most highlighted sectors meant to imbibe soft skills deep into their working self and soul. I’ll tell you why. This is one sector and any sector of its kind which has to do a lot of handling with people ranging from clients to job seekers to some falling into neither of the category. Its human they are handling each time followed by reviews mostly baked with medley of frustration and satisfaction from clients and candidates alike. A satisfying display of reasons will clear out the cloud:

Client Facing Role– You cannot think of placement consultants with deduction to clients. It’s like blood in the veins. That was quite a comparison, anyways; a placement consultant along with its progressive years will have to and continue to face interaction with clients where the soft skills would be the first thing in count and the last thing to skip. It depends hugely on how the consultants or the recruiters are into conversation with the clients maintaining a soothing balance between modesty and professionalism. Here the tact to talk, negotiate, replying to feedback everything is the core point of rise in the business. Your soft skills would draw a sense of trust, reliability and assurance from your client directing to a lasting relationship.

Handling Candidates- This is again no piece of cake. How you get along with someone who comes to you or rings you up asking for a job or a job change? Of course you can’t be rude to them or ignore them completely. They are ones to be straight enough who actually runs your business indirectly. Handling them with care, assurance, and an ability to build in trust and later on placing your own trust on them that they would flare well before your clients who need them. This is how it got to work and your interpersonal skills or soft skills are the pre-requisite for getting your deal closed. Placement Consultants in Mumbai is the ones practicing these skills and serving satisfying clients for years.

Future Prospect & Development- Placement Agencies need to keep this in mind that fluctuation is unavoidable in business. But turning the success graph in to a high up reaching arrow is possible. If you have closed your deals, your clients will for sure come back to you and your services because you spoke sweet. This helps in estimating a positive picture of future prospect and business development. Being into the recruitment agency business, you got to be and are expected to be socially positive and welcoming in terms of business and soft skills helps you in the long run. You would find these qualities in Recruitment Agencies in Mumbai which is the one solution for any recruitment need.

T&A Solutions have been practicing and mastering these skills for years and are pioneering in the field of recruitment developing both satisfying clients and candidates.

 

 

Accruing Your Hiring Capability

Recruiting is an interesting topic and the same holds true when applied practically. The ones practicing it will understand me better. For those who are not directly involved in the process, recruiting is not simply hiring but it’s a wholesome package of process that follows attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for the job. However, with time, corporate culture saw and experienced drastic change where today recruitment have totally changed its form and have flared out quite well than it was some years back. The best part of it is that although there are countless theories, thesis and what not have being prescribed for recruiters to follow but it’s funny in its own way that every corporate adheres to different rules and methods of recruiting of its own.

Besides the countless theories that we in common and the recruiters in particular have being fed this far, the idea is to hire the most suitable candidate from the talented herd. In this article we will get to know certain principles which you as a recruiter or a management head can mark on your bucket list to ramp up your capability to hire.

The corporate sector has swelled to a gigantic self and every other company irrespective of its trade and size is into recruiting and this process won’t cease. Here below are some principles you should know about:

  1. A well defined strategy: You can’t afford to beat around the bush when you are asked to hire asset especially humans. Strategy involves the brand name that your company holds, illustrating it to the humans you wish to hire, target candidates and the most essential and proven closing tactics (who, what, how, when). Recruitment Agencies in Mumbai is the one who are quite groomed in this aspect.
  2. Sell your Job: Sitting on that recruiting chair you expect the candidate to sell themselves so that your job runs smooth. How often have you tried selling your profiles or job? Why do you think the most suitable candidate will choose you over your competitors? This is important. You got be tactful into making the profile alluring so that the best finds you.
  3. Pick up speed: Try giving priority to those vacant seat or soon to be vacant seats in your firm. You can’t slow down in this process. Making quick hiring decision is extremely essential when a candidate of high demand is switching ready. If you get hold of him/her, don’t waste time in unnecessary methods of yours which will only create more bait for the candidate.
  4. Don’t shy away: I don’t mean it literally though. What I intent to focus is be flexible if you are into recruiting or the managing front. Say yes to telephonic interviews which will give you a clear perception about the candidate halfway. It also saves time and toil. Ask your recruiting partner to arrange for the same.
  5. Be positive to remote working: There will definitely be situation where you can allow your candidates to work from home. Many great brands actually do that. This increases potential candidate pool. If you can afford to do this you can and your business isn’t being affected, don’t be rigid to this.
  6. Identify and study the job: Before you dip your feet into core recruiting and actually hire someone, the first thing you need to do is understand the kind of job that you’re hiring for. Doing some homework will only ramp up your hiring capability. This way you will get to understand the candidate better and decide upon if he/she is the right pick for the job. T&A Solutions is one such Recruitment Consultants in Mumbai is avid in this respect. They have well trained and experienced team of talented recruiters who understands your recruitment needs best.

Recruiting has always being an interesting part of Human Resource but the irony that tickles is that being the head of management or the recruiting front, you don’t own or can claim anything in the most un-literal manner. Why because the people you hire or recruit, build your culture and define your progress.

 

 

Tackling Absenteeism at Work

Employers do and can expect a certain number of leaves from their employees in a year, some amounts to be paid whereas some are not. Absenteeism is intentional or sometimes habitual leave from work. This is backed up by reasons such as health issues, unexpected calamity or accidents. But then there is absenteeism due to lack of willingness to come to the office due to a number of factors which we are going to discuss here in this blog. We will also try to focus on the measures that can be taken to reduce absenteeism from work which again hampers the growth of the employee, productivity and finally hitting hard at the financial face of the company.

 

Causes of Absenteeism

Some causes of absenteeism are listed below:

  • Illness
  • Injuries
  • Harassment or Bullying at work by Co-colleagues or Boss
  • Disengagement of the Employee at Work
  • Child or Elders at Home to be taken Care of
  • Prey to Alcoholism
  • Job Search / Attending Job Interviews
  • Religious holiday or Family Functions

These causes are some of the main reasons which can be seen at work but are not limited to the reasons of absenteeism.

 

Now that we are clear with the causes of absenteeism, let us see possible ways to tackle these:

  • Make sure your employees are clear and understand the attendance policy of the company well.
  • Assess and make sure that company includes in its policy a decent number of paid sick leave for employees which will also help the employees to keep track of their own records of attendance.
  • Work to make the work environment fit to work and keep an eye on happenings that might be unhealthy to the office environment
  • Consider rewarding good attendance.
  • Look out for wellness program and employee overall development to help the employee build a sense of belongingness and trust with the company.
  • If possible and suitable try to introduce Flexi working hours.

 

 

These are some of the tested ways to tackle absenteeism and improve workplace. However, there is one factor which, if not entirely, but is still worth a try. Try hiring correct people for the correct position rather than stuffing employees who do not even to get engaged. Try connecting with a reputed recruitment consultant like T&A Solutions. They are appreciated for their recruitments in Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Chandigarh via their local offices at these locations.

 

Help your Business Grow its Brand

No one is born with an entrepreneur tag around his/her neck. It’s a sure different thing that you either carry a legacy later on or learn those tricks and trends of business and start growing one.  Either you already have a thriving business with giant chains over the globe or be it a small business at the start up level or you thinking of opening some gaming zone at some place in India, having a sure, clear and simple plan always works.

Here are some tested tips to give your new or already established business a new edge of success:

  1. Know Your Vision: It’s the same vision and mission we have been studying since our high school. It counts here too. No business can reach its desired height unless the vision is clear, in fact, there can be no business at all without a vision, if it’s there its hobby! In business, vision is what you expect your business to be in the near future, how far you see it grow, what are your focus areas and the products/services its got to offer. Make sure you share this with your employees too.

 

  1. Be Consistent: Consistency mirrors your reputation. You definitely cannot court success if you keep changing your fashion of business, your vision or tactics. Being consistent is of utmost importance here. It helps your message, reach the mass who in turn is able to identify you and your purpose of existence. Until you make a plan and don’t stick to it working for it you would never know if it actually works!

 

 

  1. Take care of your People: Consider your employees as your asset; not in the paper but also in practice. It’s good and obvious to take care of your company, but your employees count too. Try looking for ways to retain them. If in any way they feel offended, try finding out why, look better ways to improve your company’s culture and environment. Your employees would love that!

 

  1. Be Willing to Invest in Your Brand: Here’s why-Branding helps people identify your product and your organization, it differentiate you from the rest, customers know what to expect from your products, becomes easy to choose, attracts talent into your company, helps you stay focused, helps grow your business. Now that’s enough to get you started.

 

  1. Hire a Professional: You may know all the tit bits of your business, but then doing it all by yourself is no smart. Start identifying your strong core and the ones which you thing can be better handled by other, hire a professional. This will save you time, ease you off tension and will keep ready by the tick of the clock. T&A Solutions, one of the leading placement consultants in Mumbai provides the best manpower for your recruiting needs. Think of them the next time you think of a professional.

 

  1. Selection of Manpower: This is one that part which we more than often ignore because we generally are so confident with our idea of business and our products/services that we think manpower isn’t that important factor to handle the game. Selection of the right set of manpower is the thumb of rule of many successful businesses. The right set of people will know how to handle things right. T&A Solutions is one such placement consultant in Mumbai who has been providing talent to several companies in India and is contributing to the success J