The organizations put out ads for the required job positions on various media outlets and people who believe that they are a right fit for it apply for them. The organization analyses their profiles and picks the ones they believe are suitable for the job in question. Those profiles go through a series of steps for filtering the best one among them.
The workplace becomes home to many employees, who continue to work in the organization for various reasons, money, passion, comfort, etc. When it comes to hiring individuals based on their profiles, the employers have to check if the qualifications for the job fit the recruiter’s profile. In the Indian context, there are high chances of that happening, but the recruiter lacks the basic life skills required for the job. Hence, on official papers, they qualify for the job but lack skills like creative thinking, problem-solving, communication, adaptability, etc. The employees try to cater to this problem through various levels of interviews or tasks for the applicants to get to know them beyond just their qualifications. The key here becomes to create a proactive panel of recruiters in the organization who provide a detailed insight on why a particular candidate is suitable or not suitable for the job. Constructive feedback about the hiring process not only helps the organization but also the applicants, by helping them get better than just getting a rejection from the organization.
In the Indian context, there have been several instances where most of us have come across qualified engineers or doctors being cab drivers or doing other unskilled jobs. This is because the economy has more of these qualified people in these specific jobs but less of job requirements in those specific jobs. To summarize, India must push its youth to pursue various career paths by providing enough job opportunities for them. Which seems to be one of the major problems faced by the country currently.
There also seems to be a desperation in the youth to get these jobs which causes them to apply even if they don’t fit the job position according to their qualifications. The filtering process becomes tedious in these situations because the organizations must separate appropriate applicants from a pool of applicants. If this process is delayed, they might lose the applicants to other competing organizations.
The recruiters and the organizations both play a role in the hiring process. It is not just the applicants selling their positive traits as an employee to the company but also the company convincing the employees that it is and will be the best place for them if they joined. The organizations must be aware of their positives and negatives via feedback from the staff to constantly improve their work culture and the recruiters must be self-aware to know if they would be able to adjust to the job setting.
In conclusion, since there are not enough jobs or a variety of jobs, most of the youngsters constantly face rejection despite having qualifications. In the end, only individuals who have soft skills bag the jobs. The education system should thus, focus on holistic learning and make sure it produces well-rounded individuals who are academically strong and have a varied skill set.
About the Author:
Ms. Rishika Dargan is an undergraduate in liberal arts and humanities with a psychology major. She sees herself working as a clinical psychologist in future. Helping people has always given her a purpose in life. She wants to choose a career which will help her to grow each day and hence she chose psychology.