The United States is a diverse state made up of dynamic people and known as “land of the free and the home of the brave.”
iMocha and ClassMarker provide online assessments, the use cases are different. ClassMarker only provides a testing platform, you have to create questions on your own. The use cases are less and it is used only by a small cluster of recruiters. So, don't go by the big brands you see listed on their website as only 1 or 2 recruiters of a company may be using ClassMarker without any cheating prevention. Unlike ClassMarker, iMocha is an online pre-employment assessment software with over 1000+ ready to use skill tests and simulators with the option to use your own questions, or you can ask for a custom test as well.
A Project Manager in an IT organization does what project managers in any other domain would do, that is, they manage projects. Project Management involves managing groups of people to achieve a specific outcome. Planning and organizing are their main tasks towards getting the desired software code written.
Human resource is one of the biggest assets for any company and no doubt, this asset while acquiring requires huge cost and time. The cost of simply hiring the right person can be huge. No, I don’t want to explain the costs involved in hiring a candidate, but I do want to talk about how you can cut these costs. What is Zero Cost Hiring?
Women domination in HR space is well researched, debated and followed closely by many across the globe. And like many before have questioned why and what makes this HR equation and women work so well? HR is quite often considered as one of the most predominantly female functioning streams in many organizations. Over the years, we have seen a gradual feminization of the HR function. HR is perceived as ‘soft’ while sales and finance are ‘tough’. Women are expected to exhibit softer skills while men are expected to be more decisive. We are not being stereotypical in any way or confirming gender roles, but this is what usually continued and thought of.
We must understand the role of a Business Analyst before we get into the screening process. Primarily, a Business Analyst is responsible for the following: Unearthing business needs – Discovering the business need and project requirements, mainly through conversations with stakeholders. Studying Requirements – The business analyst needs to understand the business needs of the stakeholder and analyze them thoroughly. Documenting Requirements – Documenting the requirements accurately and in such a format that can be shared with all stakeholders. Getting the Requirements approved – After documentation the requirements must be approved and understood in the same sense by all the stakeholders.
What made me write this article is the agony of hiring managers they are going through and the problems recruiters are facing. Recently, a friend of my CEO visited our organization with a frustrated face. He was the Head for Marketing and Communications in his organization. My CEO asked him, “What’s your problem?”He started complaining about the employees who recently joined his organization. He said, “Recruiter is doing nothing. The candidate he selected doesn’t know the basics of marketing.” Well! This is not the scenario in his organization itself. This will resonate with you if you are a recruiter or a hiring manager.
Following are the guidelines through which a candidate can appear for the test on iMocha platform: 1) The Candidate receives a mail which provides him the access key, a link, and all the instructions to attempt the test.
Search for ‘Soft Skills’ on Google, you will find 2, 58, 00,000 results. Huge database… Isn’t it? What was recapitulated in these searches was “what do recruiters expect from candidates while hiring?” The recruiter is the facilitator between the candidate and his next career move. Although recruiters play their cards close to the chest, definitely there are ways top talent can stand out and be discovered. Now to stand out among all other, a candidate needs to get in front of the recruiter and show him or her why he is the right one for the job. Apart from degree, credentials and technical knowledge, what will make a candidate stand out is his Soft Skills. Soft skills portray how one acts in his life and work. Studies reveal that 75 percent of success depends on people skills (soft skills) and 25 percent on technical knowledge. That does not mean technical knowledge is not important but soft skills defines who you are and how you act. Ironically, soft skills are the hardest skills to develop.
Speed limit 35 MPH! Sounds too slow. Isn’t it? A Signboard appears in front of you while driving from one location to another. Now you will slow down the speed of your car and will look down at the speedometer. Speedometer one of the most frequently viewed or used tool in the dashboard, which depicts how fast you are going. The dashboard instrument clump in your car includes a variety of sensors, gauges and lightings. Ever visualized if there were no dashboards in car’s containing all the infographics, well it would have been dangerous to drive. The same is true for business users: Dashboards use data visualizations; simplifies complex data sets to provide users with a glance of current performance. Running a business without an Executive dashboard could be dangerous. The main idea of the dashboard is to provide customers and prospective customers a place where they can catch up on news and get a glance overview of what’s happening and what’s hot. The dashboard depicts the speed at which the organization is moving.
Choosing between the human interviews or written tests has long been a subject of debate amongst the HR Professionals. In my opinion, both are interrelated and interdependent. It is quite difficult to give preference to one system while putting other on the back because I myself have found both the options suitable in judging men and women of abilities depending on the situation. This piece is an endeavor to give readers an insight on both the methods and readers will decide which one they want to opt. It depends largely upon the Nature of the Job - The decision of whether to take tests or conduct interviews depends solely upon the nature of the job. In case a company tends to hire a grocery clerk, the test may be a feasible option as it is most relevant to the requirements of the job. On the other hand, for some strategic level job i.e. hiring some International Relation officer, companies conduct interviews, as tests are not the right option to test the skill level of such candidates.