Human Resources

Evolving hiring and Employee feeling

It is becoming increasingly important to ensure everyone within an organization is appreciated and each has received a personal touch from the Line Managers & Team Leaders. The key to identifying this and to understanding how the team is “feeling”, is a robust and interactive FEELING appraisal system, says Jonathon Saunders, Managing Director for Africa and the Middle East, BigScreen

Human-Resources---Intelligent-SMEAs technology and online habits evolve, HR and recruitment has to evolve and change too. There is an evolving need for leveraging leading-edge technology to revolutionise not just the hiring of candidates, but also reviewing employees, and allowing employers and management to measure the “feeling“ factor within an organization.

We have seen some of the changes in the use of technology in recruitment and job boards. While most make clients and candidates more accessible to each other, all seem to lower levels on engagement and polarise candidates and clients within their markets/industries, sometimes limiting new ideas, fresh thinking
and innovation.

RECRUITMENT 
CVs look the same. Job boards are the same. Most are flat and one-dimensional. Candidates feel unwanted and unable to present their true selves.  Imagine a world where not only can we ensure candidates are made to feel special but also save HR (whether internal or outsourced) and Line Managers 80% in screening costs and over 50% in hiring costs.

What we are seeing are needs that can be addressed effectively with a 21st century platform in the cloud.  This would allow organisations to create their own job boards, customised to their own personalised requirements. Candidates can be invited to apply for jobs not just in the form of ordinary CVs but in terms of checking all their credentials through video Q&A, to social media interactions; leveraging not only online web options but using mobile applications.

Once a job is published, the technology allows the recruiter (whether this is the line manager, the HR team and/or an external recruiter) to screen each candidate without any initial face-to-face interaction, saving time and money.  They can then review all the data, and follow this up with either a face-to-face interview or set further tests for the potential shortlisted candidates.

For example, tests built into our BigScreen system range from text and multiple choice, to psychometric. Potential candidates can download the BigScreen application on Apple and Android mobile devices for free (or log on to the web interface on Windows) and respond to the job, addressing the questions set by the business.

RETENTION
Taking this one step further. In an era where Management needs to optimise its resources, it is also important to identify and retain nurture all talent in any organisation. It is also becoming increasingly important to ensure everyone within an organization is appreciated and each has received a personal touch from the Line Managers & Team Leaders. And the key to identifying this and to understanding how the team is “feeling”, is a robust and interactive FEELING appraisal system.

HR Managers and Line Team Managers would invite employees to participate in feeling appraisals.  A very smart mobile application that leverages online (both web and app-based) systems to allow the individual employees to respond, using a combination of questions set in short videos, some text-based questions or multiple choice

This would mean that management as well as recruitment and HR (both internal as well as external agencies) can allow managers to set appraisals at any time during the year, simple and intuitive to temperature check how that person feels about his or her role, contribution or anything else they feel which can affect the feel good factor in their job and company brand.

This means that both recruiters, HR and management can now work in harmony, fully leveraging the digital technology with its customers and candidates from anywhere and at any time. It’s a three dimensional approach to understanding how your employees see themselves, and how their management perceives them in the working environment.

BEHAVIOUR PERSONIFICATION
Behavioural Personification IS, without any doubt, going to revolutionize the way folks perceive themselves in the working environment. It’s a three dimensional approach to understanding how your employees see themselves and how their management perceives them in the working environment.

Team members are invited to complete the relevant “Behavioural Personification” questionnaire. A report is generated, categorising the staff into one of the four categories: HERO, ANGEL, DISCOVERER, or EXPLORER: each with a set of traits and habits that make the individual who they are. Each profile comes with an easy to read description with additional consultancy and coaching being available if a company chooses to develop this furtherJonathon-Saunders-Intelligent-SME

About the author

SPI Group

SPI Group is a well known publishing house in the Middle Eastern region. The group possesses three premium publications: Intelligent SME, Robust RAK and Apps Middle East. The group also conducts the Emirates NBD Global Business Series, The SME World Summit and The Global App Summit.

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