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Asynchronous Video Interview : Hireclap Recruitment Solutions

Since the Coronavirus pandemic, face-to-face interviews are often avoided or postponed. We at hireclap.com understand this and so brought out a solution to simplify your recruitment process with our pre-set or one way interview tool. (assess.hireclap.com).

All a recruiter needs to do is the following :-
1. Create an asynchronous video interview with pre set questions.
2. Share the URL through your job post /form or to candidates.
3. Candidates undertakes the one way interview by using the link.
4. View / review the recorded videos at your convenience.
5. Select or shortlist the best from the recorded videos.
6. Download the report in an excel sheet for analysis or for record. 

Bulk hiring companies especially in the BPO or IT Service industry can leverage our "One way interview" tool to assess the communication skills of candidates with minimum utilization of time and resources. (assess.hireclap.com)

The URL with pre-set questions are shared to candidates. Candidates use this link to answer the questions in a calm and stress free environment, by accessing the link through their laptop or Mobiles at their convenience.

Recruiters or Interviewers can view and review these videos answers of candidates at their convenience and choose the best candidate.

Case Study : A prominent Ed- Tech Company needed to hire 1000 associates in a very short span of time with just 3-4 recruiters available. They received 13 thousand profiles of candidates and needed to check for their communication skills and sales ability. So they created pre-set questions into the video interview tool and shared the URL to all the 13 thousand candidates. Out of the 13 thousand candidates, 6217 candidates undertook the video test through the URL. Now the recruiters could quickly evaluate the communication skills and sales ability by reviewing the video answers and shortlisted 2636 for final round.

Similarly recruiters of BPO companies for whom assessing the communication skills of a candidate is very critical and a long drawn tedious process, can simplify their process by this one way interview tool.

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Future of Work - Hybrid model - 5 times increase in remote jobs

This year the employee's job switching intent doubled.This year 41% of employees plan to leave their current job - Based on Microsofts 2021 Work Trend Index. The reason for job-change is the availability of remote jobs. Companies are now hiring from anywhere for anywhere 
  • 73% of workers surveyed want flexible remote work options to continue.
  • Remote job postings on LinkedIn increased more than five times during the pandemic.
  • Over 40% of the global workforce is considering leaving their employer this year and 46% are planning to move now that they can work remotely.

Summary of Work Index below 

  • Flexible work is here to stay.
  • Leaders are out of touch with employees and need a wake-up call.
  • High productivity is masking an exhausted workforce.
  • Gen Z is at risk and will need to be re-energized.
  • Shrinking networks are endangering innovation.
  • Authenticity will spur productivity and well-being.
  • Talent is everywhere in a hybrid work world.

The full findings can be viewed at Microsoft’s Worklab, a digital publication about the future of work.

About WorkLab

WorkLab is a Microsoft digital publication devoted to illuminating the future of work, grounded in research and the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic. By bringing together science-based insight and thoughtful, compelling stories on how work is changing, WorkLab’s mission is to start larger conversations about the future of work and help customers in the process.

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Tips to ace your next virtual interview

Corona virus pandemic has given an opportunity to work from anywhere - That of-course helped to increase opportunity for more people to come towards work . This options obviously in-turn increased the competition in the job market.

So for a given opportunity , in the upcoming days we can expect more applicants. Virtual interviews will be the common mode of hiring - that will provide more convenience to attend the interviews without traveling & attend interview from anywhere as per your convenience. This virtual interview mode also automatically increase the overall applicants & interview attendance count 

So you can expect more competitions.

Virtual interview its important to impress online. Here are few tips to ace your virtual interview better 


-Focus on what, where & how you say 

-Try to connect your interests , passions with companies values

-Your background during interview  (Try to signal who you are - may be book shelf with what you read etc)

- Make sure voice is clearly audible, talk slowly - emphasise on  main points 


Practice your virtual interviews. Speak to the camera, record it , review by yourself & take help from your friends to review. 

At Hireclap we help jobseekers to create 2 min introduction visume - You can create this by just creating a profile at www.hireclap.com , these profiles will be shared with actively hiring employees to increase the opportunity to attend virtual interviews 


All the best for your next virtual interview 

Team Hireclap.com 

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Asynchronous pre-recorded video interviews -Speed up the hiring time by 80%

In the uncertain and difficult phase of the pandemic , the one thing that kept us together has been technology. Technology aided us by helping us to connect & resume normalcy in a faster and better manner, and there was no exception for the recruitment space as well.

Hireclap introduced Video profiles “Visume” - to hire candidates virtually.The asynchronous 2 minutes video profile provides details about the candidates & why companies should hire them.

 

- Speed up Hiring

The asynchronous pre-recorded video interviews can speed up the hiring time by 80% - as the recruiters can simply review , rate the candidates as per their convenient time.Also pre recorded videos eliminate the need to schedule a mutually convenient time for interviews.

- Interview more candidates

Recruiters can evaluate the relevant matching video profiles as per their convenience from anywhere, ability to replay , fast forward or share to colleagues .Candidates also have the luxury to capture their video profiles as per their convenience -review , correct and upload the best intro video from their mobile phone or laptop 

- Avoid hiring biases

Pre recorded video interviews reduce hiring biases by asking same questions in same way to all candidates.Pre recorded videos allows hiring stakeholders to re-watch the videos - enables collaborate hiring & transparency as a team, to hire the right candidates with ease.


Write to recruit@hireclap.com to understand more about video interviews , assessments & virtual hiring solutions .Post your hiring requirement directly at www.hireclap.com 

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Hackathons - The Ideal platform to Improve Employability

Hackathons and coding Contest are turning out to be the ideal platform for developers to showcase their coding talent, sharpen their skills, and work on real-time projects.


There are few coding competitions which are held on a Pan India basis such as

TechGig Code Gladiator 2021 . Software developers and programmers have been leveraging this platform for the past 8 years to brush up their programming knowledge and to chase their dream jobs.


Hackathons and Coding contest boost the employability of a candidates through the following:-


1. Low-risk learning : Hackathons are the easiest way to dive into riskier projects and learn about the different tools, techniques, and approaches. The participants can easily know about the problems, risks involved, and have a chance to win without putting anything at stake.


2. Convert concepts into actions : It’s a path to judge candidates and their creativity to transform the ideas into prototypes. The software development cycle gives exposure for the candidates that reach better employability.


3. Enhance soft skill and learn new tech skills : Learn diverse tech skills, and enhance soft skills. Participants can learn new technology or tools while polishing up their communication, presentation, collaborative, and team-player skills that will increase the authentication of resumes.


4. Recognition

It is a great way to connect, meet, and collaborate with IT professionals that are already in the market or work in top companies.


5. Improve problem-solving skills : The candidates need to think fast, work smartly, and focus on key elements. These can be analysed by the employers to hire candidates that fit the business requirements.


The best thing about hackathons is the exposure to be in touch with the market brands. The brands open up the doors for the participants to learn, grow, and get hired


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1997 Archie comic predicted remote schooling ?

Archie Twitter and FB pages , the publisher posted pages from 24 year old issue of Betty. The caption is "Originally published in Betty #46, Feb 1997" . The page consists of three panels that imagined Betty s high school life in the year 2021.

In the comic Betty, Alice and Hal her parents wearing fanciful space age attire.The writers vision of home schooling & virtual video classes seemed remarkable 


Original post https://archive.is/Un30q


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TCS looking for Tatent on Cloud - Skills will drive compensation in future

TCS (Tata Consultancy Services), India’s largest IT services firm, is looking for ‘talent on cloud’ . A vital part of its efforts to reimagine its human resources strategy is the focus on fungibility of talent.

The company is also looking at creating the algorithm-based talent marketplace and an internal gig workers’ community. That’s a massive exercise for a firm with close to 470,000 employees. This kind of model cannot be realised at scale with resume exchanges and people reaching out to each other analysing jobs and capabilities. So we have been building our next-gen career progression suite of platforms and processes -  Milind Lakkad, chief human resources officer (CHRO) told in a press meet

Hiring re-imagined

  • Skills will drive compensation
  • Elevate program - linking learning with career
  • Premium billing with skill reality
  • Algorithm based talent marketplace & Talent development
  • Internal gig workers

TCS moved completely to virtual hiring mode with more than 225,000 fresher & more than 130,000 lateral candidates were remotely interviewed.

More than 96% of the company’s 469,000 workforce is currently working remotely. The company is not in a rush to call people back to work and is being “very cautious”.TCS is also working on a “25x25 model”, under which at any point of time about 25% of the workforce will be needed in the office to be 100% productive. It will make a significant difference to the quality of life of the employee as well as benefit the company as being the biggest driver of “talent fungibility” with the barriers of physical locations having gone away.


Read the news at https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/information-tech/tcs-building-a-future-ready-talent-cloud/articleshow/80322877.cms


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Create your first video resume at Hireclap

Hello job seekers!!

Applying for jobs and not hearing back from them?

Its probably because recruiters are not able to find your resume.

Is your resume also on paper?

Why dont you change things a little bit and make a visume? A video resume!! 

Stand out and get noticed by recruiters from a sea of resumes.


Wondering how to do that?


I got you covered.

Go to www.hireclap.com.


Register yourself and You can upload the video in real-time. Review yourself, if you dont like it, improve yourself and make a video again.


You can talk about your strengths, weakness, achievements and showcase your personality with a 2 min video.


We have also discovered that video resumes get noticed 60% more than traditional resumes.


So, I dont know what you are waiting for this placement season? Log on to Hireclap and increase your chances of getting hired!



6 Most common and frequently asked interview question and sample answers

6 Most common and frequently asked interview question and sample answers


Q1  Tell us something about yourself ?

-This is an opportunity for you to showcase your communications skills. The interview wants to know you beyond your CV. They want to know who you are as a person. They are also looking at how confident you are in presenting yourself. So keep your introduction brief and also interesting. 


You can say like -  My name is Anu and I am a hardworking management graduate from XYZ university with an overall CGPA of 9. I have also done Digital marketing courses from Coursera. Because my father was in the army, I had the privilege of growing up in more than 4 to 5 cities across India. In my free time, I like to indulge in sports, particularly football and tennis.


It is just a sample introduction for your reference. Frame your introduction such a way that your 2 min introduction create a very good first impression 


Q2 What are your strengths ?

-Here the interviewer is asking this to know if you are aware of your strengths. So, when you are talking about your strengths, you must be confident but you should also make sure that you are not overconfident. Talk about a couple of your strengths and also give examples from your life where these strengths have been reflected.      


For example - you can say I have good leadership skills. In college, I was the captain of the basketball team and not only that in my final year I led my college to victory in one of the most prestigious inter-college fests.


Q3 What are your weaknesses ?

-It’s important to stay positive throughout the interview. So choose the right words and be prepared. Talk about the things you are not good at but also mention the steps you have taken to overcome them. 


For example - You may struggle with time management. So you can say that I have difficulties managing my time. I either work too much which hampers my personal life or I get too lazy which is a hurdle to my professional life. But during my last internship, I tried to maintain a work-life balance and followed a proper routine.


We will be covering more most common, frequently asked questions in the upcoming videos 



Post your 2 min visume at https://www.hireclap.com & get hired by companies that are hiring. Create your first video profile and increase your chances of getting hired.

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Impressive Sample Video Resume for MBA Freshers | How to make a Video Resume for your Dream Job

Impressive Sample Video Resume for MBA Freshers


The must-have points to include in an impressive video resume are

- A nice introduction 

- Education background

- Brief about your prior work experience/internships

- Your skills

- Achievement / Awards / Recognitions

- Sign off (Conclusion)


Post your 2 min visume at https://www.hireclap.com & get hired by companies that are hiring. Create your first video profile for free and increase your chances of getting hired.