What to do with illiterate candidates

Employers often complain about the low literacy level of candidates, the use of professional slang where not everyone understands it, if you need a professional writing company - use ResumeBot . There is a problem Literacy is important not only for text professionals. Errors in business correspondence and in oral speech can harm the image of the company, so it is important to pay attention to the literacy of the candidates. The “language problem” is quite acute. Evgenia Lanichkina, partner of the Antal Russia recruiting company, says: “This is a very relevant topic. The general literacy rate of the population is falling. Both in oral and in written speech there are more and more mistakes. Informal and street slang is found even in a business environment. But sometimes, due to neglect of the rules, it is difficult to understand what was discussed in the message or letter. ” How to check If you are hiring an employee for a positio

Candidates Skip Every Fifth Interview

As the applicants themselves said in the survey, on average in Russia a candidate receives 2.8 invitations for an interview per month, and 2.3 of them attend. More young candidates under 25 receive more interviews: they are invited to 3.6 interviews per month, but they only come for 2.5. How do candidates decide whether or not to go? If the vacancy is approximately suitable for the profile and the employer likes the company, then 35% of applicants are ready to agree to an interview. Another 28% do not pay attention to the company and agree to any approximately suitable vacancy. The most selective 13% agree to an interview, only if they are satisfied with the duties and they like the company. And 8% will agree on a precisely suitable vacancy, even if they don’t really like the company.

More than half of students plan to work in their specialty

Higher education for the majority in price Only 13% of our respondents did not receive higher education and are not going to receive it in the future. Of these, more than half (52%) after school decided to receive secondary specialized education, and 38% immediately began to work. At the same time, 45% of those who do not seek a diploma about higher education agree that he does not guarantee successful employment, and another 44% consider getting higher education a waste of time, because, in their opinion, everything can be learned at work . Most applicants (85%), regardless of whether they have a higher education or not, plan to improve their knowledge and improve their skills through additional education (online courses, training, reading literature, and so on). The highest share among those who are definitely going to increase their knowledge in the areas of IT (70%), art and mass media (68%), construction and real estate (61%), marketing and PR, as well as in personnel mana

Brief delegation instruction: 5 questions and 7 rules

Checklist before delegation So, you already understand that it is time to transfer part of the tasks to employees, but it’s still scary that others will not do them well. In this situation, the coach Irina Mikhailova advises asking herself five questions: “What exactly do I want to delegate?” For example: “I want to delegate negotiations with potential clients.” “What am I doing instead of delegating this?” For example: “I carry on all negotiations myself.” “What concerns do you think about delegating?” For example: “I have concerns that an assistant will sell services cheaply.” “What will happen to the worst if these fears are justified and what happens is what I'm afraid of?” For example: “I will suffer losses.” “What can I do to prevent this from happening?” For example: “I will clearly stipulate prices for services and think about how to motivate my assistant to sell more expensive.” By answering these questions, you will be well aware of the possible delegation risks

Talk before leaving: is it worth it to let off steam?

If you wrote a letter of resignation, your supervisor or HR manager will most likely want to talk to you. Even if they know for sure that a conversation will not change your mind. It is not an attempt to dissuade you, but a desire to ask a few questions. Sometimes, instead of talking, they ask to fill out a questionnaire. Why is this to the employer? And is it worth honestly talking and writing about everything that has boiled up? Farewell interviews are now conducted not only in large advanced companies, but sometimes in small ones, which do not even have their own HR manager. Managers and business owners understand: at this moment you can hear criticism from you without fear on your part that because of this you may lose your job (you already quit already). And the unpleasant truth can be very useful for business development. In companies where they understand the value of such information, such conversations are not conducted by the direct managers of the outgoing employee, but