Talent Assessment

March 10, 2014
Every now and then, you hear of a large IT services firm that goes to a college and hires 500 + students. It sounds very impressive, but what is the kind of effort a company has to put in to make that happen? It is a lot of work. From administering tests to thousands of […]
March 6, 2014
  A boomerang, is a hire who has worked with your company before. He/she left for whatever reason, and has come back to your company once again to fill a relevant position. I think it is important to understand the boomerang as the job industry has drastically changed in the last 10 years or so. […]
January 28, 2014
Okay. What exactly is a PHP ninja? IT companies, especially startups, have got to stop using the word ninja. Or Jedi. Or rockstar. Or code dragon. Popular job boards around the world are riddled with job postings which have adjectives like these. And honestly, they don’t mean much. HasGeek’s jobs board, one of the more […]
January 18, 2014
In the professional world, the best business guys become investment bankers and the best techies become hackers. One could only wonder what a technology company would be like if these two folks came together to start up. But that’s exactly what happened with MobStac. Sharath Potharaju and Ravi Pratap, friends from school, came together to […]
January 15, 2014
The last twenty years or so has been a testament to individuals or a small group of individuals looking at a way particular thing is done and saying, ‘I can’t believe that we still do it this way. I/we’ve got to change that!” Take ex-investment banker Bobby Youakim. He found the process of going to […]
December 9, 2013
Let’s be honest. Academic degrees are all fine, but that’s just a filter. An employer only cares about only one thing - can the recruit get stuff done? This is pretty much the norm at startups - it is only after a few rounds of trails, on the job that a startup hire is finalized. […]
October 2, 2013
A couple of days back, my co-founder had written about using online coding tests for hiring programmers. The idea was to quickly filter out the technically inept candidates by asking some basic technical questions so as to not waste time in interviewing them. The best way in which it can be done is by using an […]
September 20, 2013
The global war for talent is back and it's for real. The hiatus caused in recruiting due to the 2008 economic slowdown, faded away in late 2011. Linkedin's report on Global recruiting trends for 2013 states that there has been a 5% increase in hiring volume worldwide up from 38% in 2012 to 43% in 2013. Today, recruiters […]
August 26, 2013
InMobi is a global leader in Mobile Advertising Solutions, and was looking to hire exceptional developers with 0-3 years of experience to join their technical team at Bangalore, to work on some of the new projects scheduled for Q2. The existing hiring process is time consuming A lot of companies aggressively hire fresh developers who are open […]