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LinkedIn Skill Quiz

Have you noticed a new call to action button called “Take skill quiz” in the Skills and Endorsements area of your profile?

Recently Linkedin introduced Skill quiz (Soft Launch) which is targeted to assess skill competency.

Note from LinkedIn
We’re currently testing and evaluating the Skill Assessments feature. You may notice improvements or changes to the Skills & Endorsements section of your profile page. For now, the feature is only available in English and isn’t accessible to all LinkedIn members.

Once you successfully clears the test your are awarded a badge which you can display on your LinkedIn Profile.

Currently only Technical skills evaluation is available

Criteria for Test

How will it benefit

1. Skills Assessment score

2. Preference to candidates who clears the test.

3. Identifying Active candidates.

Read in detail about

LinkedIn Skill Quiz

#Global #Skill #Index 2019 by Coursera

Hello Everyone.

Cousera has come up with Survey report on world’s top trending Key skills in Business, Technology, and Data Science and 6 competencies that span each key skills benchmarked across 60 countries and 10 industries.

The survey gives good insights on skills which are in demand across business groups and industries and it also gives an indication on countries which lag behind in developing skills.

The 6 competency are listed in below table.

Download the Survey from below link

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Global Skills Index

Credits : Coursera

#HR #Word: #Pin-code #Sourcing

Sourcing is evolving with technology and is positioning itself as a more strategic role in the entire Hiring Cycle.

Pin-code Sourcing is a the strategic hiring approach which focuses on sourcing candidates from a specific Pin-code area

In recent times Workplaces is shifting its base to suburban area and candidate too prefer to stay nearby to avoid travel and save time.

Pin-code Sourcing in getting acceptance from sourcer’s and recruiters as it help them to strategies their souring approach in getting the right talent from near by area only.

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Usually a Pin-code covers a area of 3 to 9 km’s and travelling such distance is feasible for candidates.

How does Pin-code Sourcing helps

1. Focuses on candidates from same pincode area
2. Reduces travelling time for employees
3. Can help in Improving diversity hiring.
4. Less operational cost and increases productivity. and many more.

Pin-code Sourcing is usually successful if

1. Infrastructure  for such specific area / Pin-code is developed with good  connectivity, Residential area &  Public amenities.

2. If candidate mention pin-code on his/ her residential address in CV. Usually sourcer’s search on Portals with Pin-code or Area name.

How to Search

Usually Sourcer’s use keywords such as Skills + Pin-code OR Area name which searching CV’s on Job Portals. The search will be restricted to candidates who mentioned either Pin-code or area name on CV.

I am sure many sourcer’s have used such approach and it might have worked

The above approach can be helpful for all firms.

Try it..and Share your feedback/ Learning.

Wishing all a Happy and Prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi.

May Lord ganesha brings great wisdom to all.

 

 

 

#HR#Word:#Acqui-#Sourcing &#Acqui-#Hiring

Acqui-sourcing meaning (acquisition + sourcing) translates to sourcing for acquisition; is a newly coined term, word or phrase, that is in the process of entering common use.

 Acquisourcing is a solution for companies that are interested in acqui-hiring ( Refer Wiki Link).  There is a school of thought that as demand increases  for talent (especially technical talent) it becomes harder and harder to recruit (acquire) that talent.

 Some companies are turning to a technique called [acquihiring] wherein they acquire whole workforces by purchasing a company just to acquire that company’s workforce. Many times product lines and market verticals are discarded in this process – the (only) objective being to acquire a talented workforce. acqui-hiring (acquisition + hiring) translates to hiring by acquisition. 

Acquisourcing is the function of searching out (sourcing) those companies to be purchased (specifically for their workforces) by identifying and speaking with their owners about their willingness to be acquired by another company. It is new terminology in the recruiting, market development, competitive intelligence and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) space.

One feature that is driving acquihiring and the need for acquisourcing is the desire to acquire whole teams inside companies because there is recognition emerging that development efforts are many times enhanced by a team that already works well together. 

Acquisourcing is a process that identifies a potential acquisition candidate followed by a live approach to the owner(s) with an inquiry as to their interest in being acquired by (or partnering with) another company.

Source : Wiki