Day: September 10, 2019

Why Recruiters Shouldn’t Keep The Candidates Waiting For Too Long

An interview is a tiring process both for the candidate as well as the interviewer. This is why they want to cut the long recruitment process as soon as possible.

However, there are times when more than one or even more than two people are involved in the interview process. As the rounds of interview increase, so is the involvement of more interviewers.

In such cases, the candidate has to wait for long periods to complete the interview process. That is, if the initial rounds of the interview go well.

This is absolutely fine from the perspective of the interviewee as he is happy and interested in appearing for the next level of interviews. But, this situation becomes extremely upsetting when the candidate has to just wait for hours to meet the interviewers.

Here are more reasons why the long recruitment process should be avoided:

To close the process as soon as possible

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One of the most prominent reasons for reducing recruitment time is to close the complete interview process as early as possible. This will not only benefit the candidate, but it will also benefit the interviewing team as well.

Also, the recruiters will have more time to assess other candidates or work on the various things that they have. From the candidates’ perspective, if the interview closes soon, the chances of getting a response quickly will also increase. The candidate will be able to plan his next step quickly as well.

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To leave a good impression on the candidate

No matter how good your brand is, the candidates will still judge your company based on your recruitment process. So, if you want to leave a great impression on the candidates about your company, then make interviews consume less time.

To inspire the candidates to join your firm

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The interview process leaves an impression on the candidate and sometimes, it may play a minor role in his decisions. Therefore, if you want the cream to join your brand, then make sure that you leave a sparkling impression on them.

If the interview process is friendly, quick, and efficient, then the candidate will have similar expectations from the company and his work area. This is a great way to positively influence the candidates to join the firm.

Impression always matters. A positive interview impression can be one of the reasons why the candidate chooses to work for your brand.

Interviews mostly involve long processes. There is a certain amount of time investment which is required from both parties. But sometimes, the candidates have to waste their time waiting for the interviewers because of poor interview planning and long recruitment process. These are things you can avoid.

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Jack Ma officially retires as Alibaba’s chairman

Jack Ma stepped down as Alibaba’s chairman today, handing the role over to the company’s current CEO Daniel Zhang. The transition was announced a year ago.

Ma will continue serving on Alibaba’s board until its annual general shareholders’ meeting next year. He also remains a lifetime partner of Alibaba Partnership, a group drawn from the senior management ranks of Alibaba Group companies and affiliates that has the right to nominate (and in some situations, appoint) up to simple majority of its board.

Ma said in last year’s announcement that he plans for his departure from Alibaba Group to be very gradual: “The one thing I can promise everyone is this: Alibaba was never about Jack Ma, but Jack Ma will forever belong to Alibaba.”

Ma left Alibaba’s CEO position in 2013 and was succeeded first by Jonathan Lu. In 2015 Lu was replaced by Zhang, the company’s former COO. As its CEO and now its chairman, Zhang has taken Alibaba’s reins as it copes with a slowdown in China’s e-commerce market after a decade of explosive growth. The online retail landscape also now includes new players like Pinduoduo, which have gained an advantage by focusing on smaller cities, important growth markets for Internet companies.

One interesting fact about the day Ma chose for his retirement as chairman is that it is Teachers’ Day in China. Ma is a former English teacher who is still nicknamed “Teacher Ma” and has said that he plans to devote time to education philanthropy.