New Delhi: Human resource managers always face the problem of spotting a potential hire in a crowd. This typically involves sifting through thousands of resumés; sometimes hundreds of thousands; to zero in on the hire that can make it.
Making sure that diligence and other processes are adhered to, ensuring that rejected candidates in one office are not hired by another and maintaining a database of eligible hands for a future hire, all make for a complex task.
Pick-and-choose: Gaurav Mittal, co-founder, ITCONS e-Solutions.
After facing this on an everyday basis for at least 10 years in the outsourcing industry, Gaurav Mittal, along with Swati Jain and Ujjwal Prakash in 2007, founded ITCONS e-Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a company that has created recruitment relationship management solutions.
Apart from applicant tracking, the Web-based solution it devised, scans and collates information from resumés obtained from various sources including internal folders and email clients.
The information then goes into a database that is common to everyone in a company.
On average, the cost of processing a resumé manually is around Rs3 but the system does this in 20 seconds at a cost of less than 5 paise, Mittal says.
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The time saved makes the software a valuable tool for HR professionals, says Sudeshna Dutta, executive vice-president of corporate development, HR and marketing at AbsolutData Research and Analytics (P) Ltd.