One of my friends who now holds a senior position in the mutual fund industry of
- In response to press advertisement, you witness a torrent of job applications. Companies have neither time nor stamina to differentiate between chaff and grain and between asses and assets. Let say, a company places an advertisement for the position of Brand Manager in the Sunday edition of Dawn, it’s normal to receive 500 emails. If each email consists of two pages CV, We’re not talking about Cover Letters yet, you need 1000 pages to handle. How many times your printer will hang up? So, the deluge of job applications really scares the HR staff.
- When your employees and friends come to know about job openings in the company, the networking phenomenon emerges automatically. Companies feel safe to hire people from known sources rather than unfamiliar channels.
- I may annoy the HR community but this is fact of corporate life that HR guys willingly or unwillingly delegate the job of recruiting new staff to functional heads who’re the real buyers of the services of employees. So HR’s role shrinks to issuing appointment letters and complying with the usual procedural rigmarole.