Sunday, 13 August 2017

Introduction to Interviewdesk by CEO


Let's admit: Interviewing numerous candidates before deciding on the best ones for any position is difficult even for a HR manager, forget business owners. If there could be a platform that will enable top management to just interview the best candidates from all the available resumes, imagine how much time can be saved, and how much easier it will be to select the best candidate!

Welcome InterviewDesk.

Mr. Pichumani, the force behind this web-based platform, had arranged an event to launch their product. It seems, Mr. Pichumani himself has more than 1.5 decades of experience in the HR field. It was then, after having taken many interviews, that he felt the process could be revamped to save time and money. So he came up with this idea of companies outsourcing shortlisting and initial rounds of interviews to on-demand professionals who are experienced and have the requisite domain knowledge.

The event was hosted by Mr. Kiruba Shankar who did a great job. Industry veterans in the HR field, people in charge of staffing for rapidly growing startups, and even a movie director/actor was present. They all spoke about the need for a platform like InterviewDesk and how that could transform their jobs.

Here is the highlights of CEO Mr. Pichumani Durairaj's speech introducing InterviewDesk @ launch event, Hotel Radisson Blu, Chennai -

" The biggest assets that companies have are its people. And that’s why companies spend so much time, effort and money in hiring the best people. Unfortunately, to hire that one perfect person, you need to look through lots of people who are half-good or not good at all. Like it or not, this is the nature of the game. 

The gestation period of hiring is excruciatingly long. Companies will need to wade through hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes to shortlist a few.  This means that there is wastage of precious time. This is where I sensed an opportunity to increase the efficiency of recruiting. What if there is a methodology to remove the drudgery of going through tons of resumes.  What if there is a mechanism where an experienced team can go through the reams of resumes and sieve out the not so good ones, evaluate and weed out the ones that don’t fit the requirement and finally shortlist the ones that really do matter.

Imagine the scenario where companies can look at 10 good shortlisted candidates instead of wading through 500 resumes.  This saves enormous bandwidth. This gives them the time to have an in-depth conversation with the shortlisted candidates and ask incisive questions that truly matter.  This not only vastly quickens the process and it also greatly helps in getting the right people on board.

Thus was born my idea of InterviewDesk, India’s first on-demand interviewer platform with the vision for creating the World’s largest interviewer community. Our goal is to work on a unique concept of outsourced interview model that helps the organizations save more than 50% of time and cost spent on hiring."

Disclaimer: "The post is in collaboration with InterviewDesk.
Aishwarya Web Developer

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