Thinking of turning to video interviews? Here’s what you can expect!

If you’ve been thinking of testing the waters with video interviews, congratulations! You’ve just joined the big league of innovative and disruptive enterprises who are not afraid of taking on new and improved methods. And as the CEO of InterviewStudio, Colleen Aylward, puts it, “cutting down on air and hotel expenses, as well as wasted team interviewing time, is a logical way to save money.” That being said, what exactly consists of video interviews? How does it work? And what can you expect to achieve from this modern technology that has everyone fawning over it? Now, because we don’t believe ignorance is bliss, let’s take you on a quick tour of what video-interviews with Monjin look like. The Talent Portal As an employer signed-up with Monjin, you get access to a database of 50,000 highly vetted and graded candidates. This consists of pre-recorded, real-time interviews conducted by industry veterans with 9+ years of experience. They understand the industry’s requirements. They are a pro at assessing technical and personal skills. They know the right questions to ask. And above all, they have an eye for good talent. And that’s what’s in store for you. Filter Options Are you looking for candidates with specific skill-sets? Simply turn to Monjin’s dashboard analytics. A clear graph indicates the number of profiles available for each skill-set. This allows you to know what sample size is available and also makes for easy retrieval of the interviews. Edit JDs Every job is as unique as the person working on it. So, it doesn’t make sense to have common JDs. With Monjin, you have the option of...

Video-Interviews Serve Only Part of The Hiring Process. So, Who Does the Rest?

You’ve probably heard of the new-fangled interest in video-interviews. Most employers are ditching traditional face-to-face interviews and now prefer e-meeting candidates instead. In fact, a research by Office Team, a global staffing company found that 63% of the hiring managers surveyed preferred to conduct video interviews. And perhaps, you’re one of them. But, here’s the big picture that you’re not seeing. Given its many advantages, video-interviews comprises only a part of the hiring process. It provides suitable tools that make it easier for you – the recruiter or the manager to conduct an interview. And that’s about it. In other words, it does only half the work, leaving you to complete the rest! Let’s assume you’re the founder of an e-commerce start-up? You may be well-versed with retail trends and have an eye for fast-selling products. But to make the business fly, you’ll need support in other areas such as setting up a fully functional website, UI/UX developers, an analytics team, someone to manage blogs, drive SEO, and other similar or varies skilled people. Now, you know you need to hire people. But you just don’t know what kind of profiles you’re looking at. And that’s when you turn to a hiring panel. Monjin, for instance, offers Panel as a Service. This means that we work with you to understand the exact job description and requisites you’re looking for in your candidates. Then, we set out to curate a pool of candidates who fit the bill. How? Monjin has a team of industry veterans who serve as your interview panel. We’re talking about individuals who are experts in their...

The Down-Side of Too Many Choices and What It’s Costing You!

Options are a privilege. But deciding what to choose is a challenge if you have a mixed bag. And that’s what most of us battle with. Think about it – what’s easier? Choosing to eat from a Food Court amidst the noise with more joints than you care for, or from your favourite restaurant with its limited menu and cozy ambience? The answer is easy, isn’t it? But, let’s try again. Shopping for clothes from the local flea market or your preferred retail outlet? One involves having to filter through tons of options – the good and bad. The other has apparel that’s to your liking. All you need to do is pick one. Choices – see what we mean? Now, you’re probably thinking what do choices have to do with finding the right fit for your organization? It goes like this.  The right employee can make a world of difference to your productivity, company morale, ROIs, and YOY growth, then you’ll simply need to find the right person. And there are two ways to do that: You can go the conventional way and spend hours sorting through a long list of candidates. Or you can choose from a concise, yet thorough database that’s assessed and rated by industry veterans (like the one Monjin provides). The best part? With a purpose-driven recruitment model such as ours, you get 86% conversion.  This translates to reduced cost-per-hire by up to 60%, savings in time & effort, and assured results.  At the end of the day, all you care about is making the right choice with minimum time and effort. And that’s...

Tech Firms Are Facing A Huge Skill Gap! But, Is There A Solution?

Fact one: according to a recent report by TOI (Times of India) companies are finding it difficult to fill in vacant positions for data scientists and engineers; UI and UX developers, and software architects. Fact two: based on another report published by India Today, the Human Resource & Development Ministry has pegged the number of engineering and technological institutes at 6,214. This translates to a staggering 1.5 million engineers released into the job market every year! Surprised at the irony? Clearly, there’s a supply and demand gap, particularly in the IT economy. According to Krish Lakshmikanth, CEO of Head Hunters, India, “Of the 100 resumes we get, only 3-4 are qualified”. For companies looking to hire, this amounts to an abysmal 4% success rate. That leaves us with an important question – where are the right candidates? And how do we find them? It’s like separating the wheat from the chaff. The ideal hiring process is long and cumbersome. Starting with scanning CVs and shortlisting it, hiring executives are required to schedule convenient interview slots – one that suits the candidate and other members of the hiring panel. Usually, vacancies at the top-levels are filled by filtering candidates through at least two levels. Post this, the finer details such as compensation and date-of-joining is discussed. A security check is initiated and if all goes well, the vacancies are filled. Thankfully, this laborious process is becoming passé. Owing to time and convenience, both candidates and interviewers are now taking to video interviews. Here’s the thing though. Once developed as a tool that allowed real-time audio and video communication, applications such...

Talent Transformation Specialists Required At Monjin

About Monjin Monjin is a next-gen, transformational platform for Talent Acquisition processes and outcomes. There is no other company globally which offers a combination of an interviewer network and ‘ready-to-view’ videos evaluated by experts along with the video interview platform. So, Monjin is a first-of-its-kind, digital, video assessment platform based out of India, EU and US. The way it works is: – An individual register with us online – Based on the individual’s registered skill/ sub-skill he/ she would be interviewed by an expert (from our expert empanelled interviewers) – The interviewer-rated video is then available to enterprises eliminating their need to source CVs, schedule interviews, find interviewers and take interviews. The client can then accept/ reject the candidate, further interview the candidate and roll out the offer. The benefits are triple-fold: – Enterprise: Reduce time (20-90%), management bandwidth and cost (agency recruitment fee, recruitment team size) by 30-80% – Candidate: His/ her single video is visible to multiple companies – Interviewers: Earn fees and can showcase their expertise to prospective employers The write-up of Monjin appeared in the Economic Times. http://m.economictimes.com/small-biz/startups/startup-brings-next-generation-of-job-interviews-to-india/articleshow/53275295.cms. Monjin was also featured in SMARTCEO http://www.thesmartceo.in/magazine/starting-up/taking-video-recruitments-a-notch-higher.html and YahooFinance http://finance.yahoo.com/news/monjin-launches-successful-video-based-155000133.html About The role Monjin is looking for Incredible, dynamic go-getter Team Leads(Recruitment) in Pune, who will be making a significant impact on people’s lives and help transform the Talent Acquisition ecosystem. We hope to see great networkers here who can aggregate and curate assessment content. When Monjin clients, have to look for good talent, they access Monjin and see the world’s first network of video Interviews, where candidates meet Monjin Interviewers. We help clients as quickly and awesomely...

A Match Made Over Video: Helping hiring managers find ideal candidates

Last June, Goldman Sachs Group Inc announced that it would forgo the first round of campus interviews and implement a video platform instead. The decision allowed the organization to cast their proverbial hiring nets beyond top Ivy League colleges in the US and include anyone who was simply interested. Video interviews are fast becoming an acceptable method of recruitment, and for good reason. More and more companies are focused on finding the ‘right fit’ and video interviews serve as a feasible method to expand talent search and bring in the very best. Not convinced? Here are our top 4 reasons why you must adopt video interviews during campus placement. Doing more in less time Cumming Corporation, a consulting firm largely based in the US tapped into the power of video to screen twice as many applications and sift through 633 internship applications to fill in 30 positions. It’s safe to assume that they hired the very best of the lot. Sometimes a few good applications remain unattended simply because there isn’t enough time or resource to handle the heavy influx, which ultimately defeats the entire hiring process. Video-interview is here to change that. Finding the ‘perfect fit’ There’s a fine line between finding a skillful candidate versus the ‘perfect fit’. The difference is probably why Steve Jobs didn’t fit in with IBM but made Apple millions of dollars. Companies are largely investing more time and effort in hiring candidates who are in sync with their culture and work ethics. If you’re one of them, video interviews will help you scan candidates across the distance so that you find the...

Forget CVs! This is how you can land your dream job.

If you’re still sending out CVs by the dozens; if you continue to wait by the phone, waiting for a call from that innovative, million-dollar company, you’re not going at it the right way. It’s a competitive world and there are many out there vying for your dream job. The only way to get through is to by getting your profile in front of top-notch recruiters. And that’s exactly why you need to switch to video. Here are our top five reasons on why video interviews are the way to your dream job.

Are You Missing Out On Good Talent? Switch to the Power of Video!

If there was one single factor that could determine a company’s success, what would it be? It’s in the numbers! The more zeros at the end of the balance sheet, the bigger the organization is. But more often than not, people forget to factor in another vital asset – the people who run the business! Simply put, the employees. Multi-million dollar corporations, however, are well-aware of this fact. It’s no surprise that most companies spend considerable, revenue, time, and effort in zeroing in on the right kind of talent.

To Follow or Not to Follow, the Dream!

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett, American comedian, and actress.

We’re always being told to aim high; to follow our dreams, and reach for the stars, and should we fail, we’ll at least find ourselves somewhere in the stratosphere. That’s good advice. But as with everything in life, there are two sides to every situation. Head and tails. Ying and Yang. Pros and Cons. Boon and Bane. Right and Wrong. And more often than not, life happens.

Can An Idea Change Your Life?

I know it can. In fact you would agree, for so many entrepreneurs and organization large or small, are built on an idea.

Decades ago, when the great motivational speaker said Earl Nightingale said, “Just one idea can change your life,” there was so much of wisdom and truth in just one sentence, it profoundly altered good fortunes for generations to come.