Have you met your 2019 recruitment numbers?


Feb 11, 2019

Have you met your 2019 recruitment numbers?

The biggest challenge in recruitment today is not finding the right talent but getting to them on time. With low unemployment rate, recruitment stats state that talented candidates are the real kings and all power lies in their hand. It’s January 2019, and with the race to win fresh talent fast, most companies have already completed their campus drives and recruitments by this time. If you have not met your 2019 recruitment numbers yet and are struggling, it may be because of any of the below reasons.

  1. You have not started your recruitment as yet
  2. You have completed your recruitment but not all the candidates you made offers to accept the offer
  3. New requirements for fresh talent has opened up

Falling under any one of the above categories may cause certain hurdles in your recruitment efforts and may prevent you from reaching your 2019 numbers. Vacant positions cost money and delay in operations. Your hiring team may feel pressurised and struggle to make successful recruits within a short time period. Recruiting candidates from colleges post the recruitment season becomes a tedious task for companies that haven’t commenced their recruitment drive yet or those that require more candidates to fill in positions in their firm. However, here’s a guide that includes the challenges you may face while trying to meet you 2019 numbers and the solutions to overcome them.

Challenge: Difficulty in finding the right college- Different colleges follow different timelines for campus drives and if you have not started your recruitment for 2019 yet chances are you may have missed the opportunity to hire the best talent from your target colleges. Starting your recruitment drive late would mean top students are already holding offers from various companies well before you visit these campuses. It becomes a difficult task to hire candidates for your organization since you might not be aware of how many students from your target colleges are available to participate in your recruitment drive. Another challenge that you might be faced with is to determine how many of those students have actually accepted the offer letters from the companies that hired them.  Finding the right colleges to target is an arduous task when you either plan your recruitment very late or are looking to hire more candidates for your firm. This is because it becomes difficult to identify colleges that are still available to participate in campus drives. As a company, you might not be aware of the recruitment status of various colleges making it difficult for you to decide which college to target.

Solution: Pod.ai can help you solve this challenge in an easy and efficient way. With a well-maintained database that stores up-to-date information about colleges and candidates, Pod.ai can help you choose the right college to target. By providing you with information about all the colleges that have already completed their recruitment seasons and the number of students from these colleges that have hiring offers, you’ll know which colleges still have most of the talent available and focus on these colleges to meet the recruitment numbers. You can also rely on Pod.ai to tackle the challenging task of finding the right colleges because it has the expertise and the information which will be helpful for you. Pod.ai ’s extensive and updated databases store the statuses of all colleges and students that fit your requirement. This includes information about all colleges that have completed campus recruitments, students from these colleges who have been placed in different companies and who have accepted the offer letters and information about students who have been placed but not have accepted offer letters. Such detailed information helps you identify the right colleges to target and hire top candidates from.

Challenge: Expanding reach: Most companies have already completed their recruitment drives and most of the best talent you’re looking to hire may already be holding offers. The smart move for a company that has not started it’s recruitment yet or a company still looking to fill vacant positions is to expand their reach. Expanding reach may be challenging if you are unsure of which college to target in a city other than yours. You may find yourself short of resources and unable to hold interviews in colleges that are out of your reach and in other cities.

Solution: With a large database of colleges across India, Pod.ai can help expand your company’s reach by targeting and conducting campus drives in those colleges that are out of your reach. This will help you tap into the best talent of those colleges that your competitors may not have touched yet, giving you good changes to get fresh, skilled talent to meet your 2019 recruitment numbers.

Challenge: Completing campus drives for all targeted colleges on time: If you have not started your 2019 recruitment yet, you are going to find it challenging to complete your campus drives well within time. Conducting your recruitment drive college by college or city by city is going to be a long and tedious process that you may not have the resources for. Not to forget the shortage of time to complete the entire process. If you stick to targeting one college or city at a time, you may lose the opportunity to get the best talent as your competitors looking to fill their recruitment numbers may get to your other target colleges before you.

Solution: Choosing Pod.ai to help you with your campus recruitment drive is a step in the right direction. At Pod.ai , we have the resources to conduct your recruitment process parallely in different colleges and also in different cities and states. This way you’ll be able to complete your hiring process simultaneous across all campuses and meet your recruitment numbers on time.

If you are a company that falls in the above 3 categories and are struggling to meet your 2019 recruitment numbers, contact Pod.ai today. Pod.ai has the ability, software and resources to help streamline your entire recruitment process, take pressure off of your hiring team and help you meet your 2019 hiring numbers on time. Visit https://pod.ai/employers for more information.


Feb 11, 2019

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