The 4-step guide to building a recruitment tech startup in India
Using technology to recruit at scale should’ve been a cake walk for India, information technology provider to the world. Yet, the cake’s on its face
Step 1: Find eligible and interested candidates by the tens of thousands
Step 2: Automate the process of matching tens of thousands of resumes to jobs
Step 3: Realise companies want hands-off outcomes, not technology
Step 4: Pivot to a services model
“Does anyone know what the job description is?” asked the hiring manager for Bengaluru-based IT services firm Mindtree Ltd, earlier this month.
Not a single one did.
The room at its Global Village campus had about 25 candidates applying for the job of software developer with the company. They had been shortlisted by a recruitment agency commissioned by Mindtree.
The reason the hiring manager (who requested anonymity because Mindtree does not allow him media interactions) asked the question was because he glanced through the resumes just before the recruitment process would kick off.
“None of the candidates had the…
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