Hiring recruitment firms – 5 reasons why

Hiring recruitment firms – 5 reasons why

Recruitment firms can be an accessible avenue for job leads irrespective of the career. The role of a recruiter is to work on behalf of an employer to source, recruit, interview, and hire the right candidate who is a match for the role and the employer.Skilled immigrants are seen as highly attractive and eligible candidates, particularly for recruiters working with companies that value diversity. With a better understanding of the process and how to stand out, internationally educated professionals can have great results in working with a recruiter. Let’s see what is there to benefit from hiring a recruitment firm for procuring employees or advancing personal career goals:

  • It is time efficient: The average time from an interview to an offer usually takes 2 weeks. Considering the additional time of position analysis, posting the position, accumulating resumes, reviewing resumes, and scheduling interviews, companies end up wasting a lot of the most important resource: time. The time that could have otherwise been used by these companies refine themselves, rather than searching for talent.
  • It is cost efficient: Hiring an employee by yourself includes the hassles of evaluating the basic salary, benefits, and taxes. One must also consider costly overtime during the vacancy of the position, recruiting and advertising costs, screening and testing costs, while the number grows drastically. Arecruitment firm provides you an approximate figure of the cost per hire and many offer financial guarantees to support the quality of their candidate. In addition to this, employees contracted through a recruitment service fall under the unemployment and worker’s compensation claims. Hence, the contract is legal and is reliable as well.
  • It ensures the best hire: It has mostly been the case that new employees often do not live up to the employers’ expectations. Most recruitment agencies offer a guarantee or free replacement on their candidate for a certain period after hiring. Thus, it guarantees the firm that they will definitely get the kind of talent they need.
  • It increases productivity: Employers who spend time on recruiting new candidates rather than teaching and bettering their existing staff, have been observed to drop their productivity rates very quickly. That is why it’s better to let the concerned people do their job: letting recruitment services search for talent.
  • It promotes flexibility: Having an accomplished recruitment company have your back lets you function better. You may have to take over a new project, or have a medical emergency, and that is when the recruitment agency can easily give you hiring options that enable you to entrust your work to a candidate of equal talent.
3 reasons why you should have a fun workspace?

3 reasons why you should have a fun workspace?

Having fun at work has a very different meaning today than it used to.In the old days, there was a higher demand for manual labor and jobs that didn’t require much creativity. As automation took hold, the shape of the workforce evolved. Today, the world of work is changing at a faster rate than ever before. It doesn’t matter who the organization is. The world is so interconnected that these changes affect every industry.In the past, the employees who kept their heads down could machine more widgets with their lathes. The business with the highest number of productive employees could succeed against the competition. To be successful today, businesses need people who can think on their feet and come up with outside-the-box solutions. Let’s see the positive consequences of having a fun workspace:-

  • Encourages creative thinking: It’s no coincidence that children tend to be more creative and use trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn’t. As we grow older, the pressures of society suppress this creative spark. Suddenly it’s not okay to come to school in a cardboard spacesuit.Because we’re scared of embarrassing ourselves, we don’t exercise our creative muscles anymore. By the time we finish school and join the workforce, it takes much more courage to see things differently and lead the way with a left-field solution. A fun-filled workspace goes a long way in harnessing creative thinking.
  • Creates an environment of openness: When people aren’t afraid to get things wrong, they’re more likely to find a more effective solution than anything in their training manuals. In this way, training managers can engage with their learners in a more productive way. By doing this, they can tailor their training programmes to suit the people taking part in them. Having a workspace where your employees have fun can make them less uptight and allow them to see their bosses and co-workers as friends.
  • Promotes a flexible work environment: A workplace that encourages playfulness and experimentation can give employees the things they are really looking for. The biggest reason people like their jobs is because they enjoy working with their colleagues. Employees value freedom, autonomy, and flexibility in their jobs. Moreover, they appreciate managers who help create an environment of openness.Meeting the needs of your employees means that you can retain more employees for longer, help them progress faster in their careers and create a culture of collaboration.
Why should you hire freshers? – an analysis

Why should you hire freshers? – an analysis

A few years ago, when ‘start-ups’ and product companies were not so often spoken about, it was much easier hiring great freshers compared to the experienced lot with already fat pay checks in service companies. Hiring the right employee is a pretty difficult task. It becomes even more challenging if you are trying to build a company from scratch. Several constraints may stop you from hiring the best of the people even if you are willing to take the risk of hiring them. In many cases, it’s hard to find the right talent for start-ups even if they have a big enough budget and a good business model. In such cases, you need to evaluate the available pool of candidates and select the best among them. If you decide to hire fresh college graduates, you need to invest significant time in developing their skills and competencies. Let’s see 5 reasons why that is a clever option:-

  • Freshers are economical:

 They are not going to cost you too much. While money is important as they begin, good chances that a talented person is on the lookout for the right job and pay is not the most critical requirement.

  • Freshers create networks:

They are most likely to talk about their work to all their friends. Everyone’s probably got a job and are reaching out to each other updating where they are and what they are doing. A fresher any day spreads the word faster about your company.

  • Freshers are likely to stay longer:

They are new to the industry and you are probably the first one to mould, motivate and inspire them. They don’t just get a pay-check but also all the guidance they require to nurture their talent. If you’ve got this right, they are likely to stick around a lot longer and be a part of your company’s growth.

  • Freshers are young:

They’ve just passed out of college. They start looking at your company as an outsider without too much mental baggage about how other companies work. They bring in a fresh perspective and ideas to the table. They are full of energy and can really slog to make things possible.

  • Freshers are brimming with potential:

The best part about freshers are that they are hungry and foolish. They want to win the world. They want to make a difference. They are eagerly waiting for recognition that does not look like a marksheet or a certificate.

Inside an interview : how to get that job?

Inside an interview : how to get that job?

You saw a job offer, you applied, your CV blew your future employer away, you got an interview and now you need to ace it to get the job. Interviews can be quite intimidating, but in the end, success comes down to being well prepared, likeable and confident. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind.

• Confidence is key
Your interview depends on the impression you make. Make sure not to fumble while speaking. First impressions are very important and if you’re confident about yourself, your employers will have confidence in you.

• Dress well, dress smart
Interview clothes should always look professional, be comfortable and make you feel confident. Find out what the company culture is like and how people dress before deciding on what you’ll wear. Think formal for corporate jobs and opt for business casuals in others.

• Honesty is the best policy
Gaps or detours in your CV are no reason to freak out. If you got the interview, they clearly liked your profile and want to get to know you better. Be honest and explain what you learned during that time-off and how it will benefit you in the job you’re applying for.

• Speak slowly, speak surely
It goes without saying that you have to tell the interviewer about yourself, why you should be hired and what your career goals are. Practice your answers prior to the interview and speak slowly and confidently. Remember, what you show is what they see.

• Trust your nerves
It’s okay to be nervous. You’ve gone over a thousand scenarios in your head and feel like you’ve never been more ready but can’t get rid of those nervous butterflies when you walk in the door to start the interview. Relax, it’s a natural response.

• Avoid being overtly casual
Don’t be late, rude or talk bad about your former workplace. It helps if you’re not too uptight but lying, oversharing, making inappropriate jokes or dominating the conversation are excellent ways to make a bad impression!

• Have a question ready
Never turn down the opportunity to ask a question when the interviewer inquires if you have any. It’s a great way to, if only for a minute, turn the tables a little bit and see how they respond.

• Make sure you follow up
Your interview went good and you’re feeling confident about that job. Don’t slow down here, follow up with your future employers through text or mail in a short while to enquire how you did and what to expect. Responsibility is an important trait to have.

The Art of Crafting a Resume

The Art of Crafting a Resume

First thing is first: Knowing the difference between a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a Résumé.

A CV is much longer than a Résumé as it includes personal development, academic history, work experience, and but not limited to your achievements.

A Résumé is specific to the job application; it is condensed to strategically appeal to the job that you are applying for. Read More »

Why the “Follow-Up” Post Interview is so Important

Why the “Follow-Up” Post Interview is so Important

The application has been filled, the resume and cover letter was dropped off, and the interview has been completed. For many, this is the final step they will take in their job application process; however, regardless if you receive the job it is crucial that there is communication between the applicant and the potential employer.

From a Candidates Perspective

Applying for a job is a time-consuming and nerve-racking experience: applying to the job, adjusting one’s resume and cover letter, preparing for and executing the interview. All this effort and time has gone into attempting to attain a job and even still, many people don’t follow up.

If you have not heard any response from the interviewer within 48 hours then call them. Don’t wait to be called! Here’s why:

– This creates an opportunity for the employer to see your initiative. If they are stuck between you and another candidate it works in your favor to act fast and show your desire for the job.
– It allows you to gain confidence: the more experience you get the more confident you will be.
– Hearing critiques and adjusting for next time: if you call and are informed that you have not received the job it is a great opportunity to ask what you could have improved on.
– If you have not received this job they may keep you in mind later down the road for another job opportunity.

From an Employers Perspective

Finding the right employee is also time-consuming and can be frustrating. Sorting through resumes, executing interviews, calling references, and narrowing down the candidates. Many employers become frustrated with the time already spent on finding the right person for the job that they so often don’t call back those who don’t make the cut.

Here’s why you should:

It keeps your company’s reputation intact: If a candidate has a bad experience during the interview process or feels like they have been unfairly judged they will most likely tell others. This step is even more crucial now because of how easily bad experiences can spread through social media. One call to thank them for their time can save you from a PR disaster and a negative Glassdoor review.

How to Prepare for a Business Interview

How to Prepare for a Business Interview

Did you know that the average person changes jobs 10-15 times during their career? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has revealed that this number has significantly been increasing as the job market continues to modernize. Finding the right job for you may take some experience and time, which is why you need to get your PHD in executing an interview! Here are the major factors to look out for:

1. Dress for Success: Stating the obvious but you need to look the part! This is your audition to represent their company and you must look professional. This doesn’t mean you need expensive brand name clothing, you can just as easily buy a dress shirt from your local thrift store. Just remember the little things that matter like ironing your clothes, your attention to detail can be shown through your appearance.

2. Preparing for Questions: Be ready for their questions but be careful not to sound scripted! We suggest writing down bullet points and practice answering questions with a family member or friend before your interview. Remember the key questions:
– Why are you a good fit for this company/what makes you a good candidate?
– Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
– Why do you want this job? What interests you about this specific job?
– Can you give an example of your work (in specified area)?

3. Edit your Resume: Follow the steps we gave you in our previous blog: The Art of Crafting a Resume.

4. Come Prepared: Have a printed copy of your cover letter and resume. One for yourself and one for your interviewer. Make sure you have background knowledge of the company and industry you are applying for. You should be able to easily describe the job description that you are applying for. Do your research!

What is your communication style?

What is your communication style?

There are four different types of communication styles

1. Emotive
2. Directive
3. Supportive
4. Reflective

These styles are based on someone’s dominance and sociability.

Emotive Style: A combination of high dominance and high sociability.

– They are active and spontaneous
– They express emotion with abrupt hand movements
– Their speech is rapid
– They take initiative
– They are generally extroverts
– They are direct and open when speaking with others
– They like to encourage informality

Directive Style: A combination of high dominance and low sociability.

– They have a serious demeanor and comes off sometimes as impersonal
– They are more comfortable speaking than listening
– They don’t like to waste time and like to get directly to the point
– They like to have control (during work meeting the directive may try and control the agenda)

Reflective Style: A combination of low dominance and low sociability.

– They often control their emotional expression and don’t often open up about their feelings
– They like structure and orderliness
– They do not like unexpected plans or change
– They may seem difficult to get to know
– They are very disciplined

Supportive Style: A combination of low dominance and high sociability.

– They are very good listeners
– They can appear shy and reserved
– They can easily express emotions
– They take time to make decisions
– They are thoughtful and deliberate
– They avoid the use of power

Now that you have read through the different communication styles can you decide which one best suits you? Comment below!

6 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

6 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

2017 is coming to a close and the holiday festivities have begun to commence. Which means, 2018 is right around the corner and New Year’s resolutions are in the future. Each year millions of people promise themselves generic and vague goals for the new year. From quitting an unhealthy habit to promoting new healthy ones, inevitably, by the end of January these resolutions have been forgotten. Here are 6 ways to make your New Year’s Resolutions stick:


  1. Be specific: Know exactly what it is you want to improve or change. If your end goal is to ‘be healthier’ then make a resolution to 1) join a gym (working out 2-3 times a week) and 2) buy a healthy cookbook and make at least one meal a day from it.
  2. Share your successes: It’s important to receive validation for your hard work and to feel like other people in your life are cheering you on. Whether that may be sharing your improvement over the dinner table or posting it is as your status on Facebook.
  3. Make them measurable: It’s easier to recognize your improvement if the goal is measurable. If you can logically calculate how far you have come then you will be more motivated to continue and finish your resolution.
  4. Start little: “Rome was not built in a day”, you need time to create and achieve your goals. Break up your end goals into small attainable increments. That way you won’t be discouraged or feel pressured by your goals, and instead, feel empowered.
  5. Journal your improvement: By keeping a log of all new developments in your goals it will encourage you to continue. You will easily be able to compare how far you have come and keep track of all future achievements.
  6. Give yourself an incentive: Reward yourself for all your hard work: give yourself a cheat day and treat yourself to those cheesy fries you have been fantasizing about all week!
Feature Friday- Hakan Bozkaya Managing Partner of destinationoneCERM

Feature Friday- Hakan Bozkaya Managing Partner of destinationoneCERM

What do you like best about Recruiting?

I like being able to create a better opportunity for people, that they may not otherwise know about. Also, helping our candidates really achieve where they want to go in the next 2-5 years by making little moves in the career – really making the difference in someone’s life.

How did you get started with destinationone?

I knew KD from 2011, while I was working at another company we kept in touch. I realized that I wanted more of a challenge and so I talked with KD and over a few meeting he shared his vision with me and I with him. I realized that with such a large vision I needed help to achieve it. We clicked, in terms of where he saw destinationone’s future as a business.

What specifically drew you towards CERM (Construction, Engineering, Real-Estate, and Mining)?

In 2006, I worked for a different company as their Global Operations Manager and by chance, I had friends in the construction industry that asked for my assistance in recruitment. Quickly, I realized that I had a knack for the industry. Which prompted me to start my own company in 2007. I focused in construction and engineering because, at that time, there was a real demand for it. Once I saw the opportunistic potential, it came out of a need for that industry and passion of my own.

What are you most excited for in the new year?

I’m excited because 2018 is a crucial year for us for the continual expansion of destinationone in the next 5 to 10 years.