• While the questions in the contest are focused on the
recruitment process, you will appreciate, that the transactions
can be extrapolated to other functions in an organization.
• Our effort is to drive home to importance of transacting
effectively irrespective of the functions that you perform.
• I therefore request professionals from all the other fields to
also participate in this competition.
The Business Process : Recruitment
The Organization : Recruitment Consultancy
The Players : The Manager, The Recruiter
The Stakeholders : Hiring Organization,, Applicant,
Recruitment Agency Or Consultancy
10 Simple Questions
You are the recruiter in the recruitment consultancy or agency,
Are you SyncedIn ?
1. Can you kindly ensure that you will henceforth send the
resumes to hiring organization with cover sheets*?
a) Most of times I send the resume with cover sheets. Only once or
twice I have not sent the resumes without the cover sheets.
b) Most of the consultants upload the resumes in the portals
without sending the cover sheets, this is only going to increase
the processing time.
c) Point understood, will do the needful.
d) The manager does not have his connect with reality. Ultimately
results matter. Let me deal with this when we face this situation.
* sheets which contain a proper justification of why the resume is
suitable for a position
2. Did you check for feedback with the hiring
a) I am waiting for the feedback from the hiring
b) I have sent a mail to the hiring organization for the
c) I have not checked for the feedback with the hiring
d) Hiring organization is not responding to my calls.
3. Has the applicant reached the venue?
a) She is not picking up my call.
b) She has confirmed yesterday that she will be attending the
c) The hiring organization has confirmed that the candidate
has reached the venue .
d) She is on the way.
4. How many applicants attended the interview?
a) Satish and Shilpa have been selected for the next round
b) 20 people have been lined up for the interview
c) 20 people have turned up for the interview
d) Hiring organization is not reachable
e) None of the above
5. Has the applicant accepted the offer?
a) Offer has already been sent by the hiring organization
b) Offer has been received by the applicant
c) Applicant will get back to me
d) Applicant claims to have sent the acceptance letter to
the hiring organization
e) None of the above
6. Are you sure that the applicant will join?
a) She has just entered the building to complete her
b) I am sure she will not join.
c) I am sure she will join 99%.
d) She has resigned her current job and has not got other
offers and since she is expected to join the next few
days, there is very little chance of her dropping out.
7. How many resumes will you send to the hiring
organization by the end of the day?
a) I will send as many resumes as possible by the end of
the day .
b) I am working on the requirement very seriously.
c) There are too many applicants who have received calls
from other consultants.
d) I am working on pre-existing commitments till about
three in the evening. I will have to commence the
sourcing activity only after three. It is therefore very
difficult for me to commit any numbers.
8. A requirement at you work is that you plan at the beginning of the day.
The organization believes the greater you plan the lesser time you spend in
execution. The manager is exasperated that you are not able to fall in line
with the expectations of the organization
a) Recruitment is a very interrupt driven activity, the manager has a reality
disconnect. Planning is an unrealistic proposition.
b) I used to spend quite some time planning and begin with ‘n’ number of
things. I recognized that ‘m’ number of things would get added and the
end of the day the ‘n’ number of things which I planned at the beginning
of the day would still remain. I recognized the futility of planning and gave
c) As soon as I enter the premises I keep on getting calls, where is the time to
d) I recognize the need to plan and seek the help of my manager to cultivate
the habit of planning.
9. A manager reviews a recruiters deliverables for
the last one month and is exasperated with her
quality of work
a) My offers to joining conversion ratio has been very good.
Am surprised at his reaction.
b) I do not understand this exasperation since I have over
achieved my targets.
c) The ratio of resumes sourced to resumes shortlisted is
d) Have managed interview schedules very well.
10. Will you be able to achieve your targets for this
a) I have quite a number of offers with a reasonable
confidence interval of joining.
b) I think I will overachieve my targets.
c) There is a good possibility.
d) My pipeline looks bad, and added to that is a depressed
market. I will certainly not be able to achieve my targets.
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