What do you think a person gets when he mixes an insatiable desire to conquer things with the need for a bigger army? The tale of Ramayana gave birth to this contingency search of identifying talent potential and utilising the talent pool for a bigger goal. Also, the earliest account of how to outsource recruitment. The insatiable desire in this context refers to Lord Rama’s desire to cross the Indian ocean and reach Lanka. The challenge was to build the bridge to cross the ocean. As Lord Rama molds a strategy that can help him get ready to scale peaks at pace, he's also grappling with a conundrum of finding the right mix of people at the right phase of its lifecycle.
It was Nala & Neel who helped Lord Rama to progressively build the bridge. Nala and Neel, though made a fleeting appearance, played an essential part in gathering more monkeys in the process & complete the construction of the bridge in a short duration. Had he not outsourced the task to Nala and Neel, the pool of army would never have had crossed the sea, and Ramayana wouldn’t have been the same.
In today’s volume hiring landscape, it is becoming increasingly more volatile, making it more difficult for employers to consistently fill jobs. Keeping this in mind, here are some good reasons for a company to outsource its recruitment process:
Now, if you take a close look at the floating stone story of Ramayana, Nala and Neel were speedy and agile; they were chosen to complete the impossible task of gathering local people, who could collectively work towards attaining that one goal. These critical characters were just ordinary people before the ‘Rama Sethu’ episode of Ramayana until it was discovered that their skills can be utilised to achieve a larger purpose. What if they were chosen for some other task, could Lord Rama cross the sea? Scaling a company from 10 to 1000 to 10,000 with the right mix of people is the topmost priority of recruitment process outsourcing companies.
Recapping the ‘Rama Sethu’ episode of Ramayana, one of the biggest challenges in building the bridge was to make the stones float. It is said that a solution of this conundrum was offered by one of the supporters of Lord Rama, i.e. inscribing the name "Rama" on the stone and then throwing it in the ocean. The same was done and it worked! At one point, Lord Rama decided to extend a helping hand, so he picked up a stone and threw it in the ocean. Surprisingly, it sank without a trace as the stone was not inscribed with "Rama". Now, that’s the power of employer branding. Recruitment process outsourcing companies focus on leveraging your employer brand.
Quality talent who joins an organisation is bound to exit, if they aren’t engaged. Rather than boiling down this process to a number that states a percentage of the new hires that exit, it is essential to understand the reason behind the disassociation. Had Ravana taken a moment to assess the reasons why Vibhishana left his side, he could have probably averted his fate. What’s ironic is that Vibhishana played a detrimental role in the downfall of Ravana, and similarly every talented new hire that leaves an organisation is an opportunity lost. It is important to understand whether the quality talent failed to adapt according to the organisation, or the organisation failed to provide him the opportunities to grow and learn during the first few months of joining?
Now, imagine a talent acquisition leader with these 4 superpowers:
Every new challenge whether it be building a bridge to fulfill that insatiable desire to reach Lanka (the goal) or a chance to scale your organisation to a certain level, it’s hard to do it alone. You need an experienced RPO partner you can trust completely - someone who cares as much about how your organization grows taking one step at a time. It’s time for you to take the next step.
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