Source | hr-economictimes-indiatimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org | Baishakhi Dutta
“They forgot about me!”
“They’re too busy to reply!”
We often host many similar thoughts – rather, assumptions – after applying for a job or appearing for an interview. We wait patiently with the hope that the recruiter will come back with an update. But many times, the wait goes in vain, as days pass with no response from the concerned recruitment personnel. This results in various assumptions and thoughts like mentioned earlier.
Many of us are familiar with this nail-biting experience after applying for a job, fuelled by the responseless mystery and the consequent frustration. However, rarely have we tried to look into the other side of the story – the real reasons why recruiters often remain unresponsive. In reality, their task is quite challenging as they are always swamped with reviewing hundreds of applications just for one vacancy, scheduling back-to-back interviews, and screening the right candidates. The volume of tasks often renders them unable to respond early to applicants.
The current social distancing requirements, and the consequent remote work transition and hiring freeze, gave us some necessary time to connect with the experts. While interacting with one industry colleague on a similar topic, we came across an innovative idea formulated by this person, to address such hiring-related problems. His source of the concept was his own experience sometime back while applying for a job. Curious to know more about how it solves the troubles of recruiters and candidates, I engaged in an insightful conversation with the innovator – Bipul Vaibhav, Founder & CEO, Skillate India. Snippets from the recent conversation follow: