New Delhi [India], May 24: Anirban Biswas, a seasoned Technology and HR professional with over 25 years of experience in IT and HR across large organizations in India and Europe. He is an MBA from ITM Business School Mumbai, and he is passionate about building high-performance teams globally. Anirban’s book, ‘Hunt: Mastering the Strategies of Recruiting Champions’, offers valuable insights and strategies for recruiters, drawing from his extensive expertise. Whether you’re a seasoned recruiter or just starting in the field, ‘Hunt’ provides actionable advice to elevate your recruiting game and find the best talent.

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Let’s delve into author insights:

Q1. What fundamental belief about recruiting has shaped your approach and made you write the book ‘Hunt: Mastering the Strategies of Recruiting Champions’?”

Ans: Throughout my professional career, I have had the chance to work with a variety of companies, ranging from start-ups to large enterprises. With these experiences, I’ve realized that the ‘human’ element is the key to any company’s success. However, I’ve seen a lack of comprehensive tools for anyone seeking to create a successful career in recruiting. While management courses cover some topics, there is a shortage of specialized training for recruiters. 

Recruiting, in my opinion, goes beyond just filling positions. It requires discovering individuals with the ability to flourish and significantly impact a company’s direction. I wish to express my appreciation to the global recruiting community for their pivotal role in shaping countless careers. ‘Hunt’ focuses on my efforts to give a disciplined approach to recruitment, including tactics for identifying and attracting excellent individuals. My goal is to help recruiters refine their approaches and build high-performing teams.

Q2. How did your background in technology lead you to delve into writing about core HR topic?

Ans: Throughout my career, I have been passionate about creating high-performing teams. While doing that, I worked very closely with the recruiters to make them understand exactly what I was looking for. That ignited my passion for recruitment, but it made a bigger impact when I got into the business of recruitment and technology staffing. Having worked at both ends of the value chain broadened my vision of people, their impact on businesses, and the intricacies of acquiring the right talent.

Q3. What inspired you to write ‘Hunt’?

Ans: Recruiters often lack essential training, whether academic or on-the-job. Simply picking candidates from job boards and calling them isn’t beneficial for businesses in the long term. Filling a critical position requires a deep understanding of the role, company culture, and values. There must be a defined process for recruitment to ensure the right fit. My primary goal is to provide these valuable insights to anyone starting a career in recruitment and to inspire them. Recruitment is a noble profession, and recruiters should take pride in their work. I’ll consider ‘Hunt’ a success if it inspires just one recruiter worldwide.

Q4. What sets ‘Hunt’ apart as a valuable resource for recruiters and HR professionals?

Ans: I started from the basics, from knowing your needs to promoting your open positions, and then the use of analytics in the recruitment journey. Then comes the feedback loop that needs to be plugged into the recruitment process, to make it better every day. Each section starts with a realistic anecdote, and takes the reader from real-life incidents to relatable theory. Recruiters can practice these in their daily lives at work, and can be better recruiters.

Q5. What key advice or concept from ‘Hunt’ do you believe is most crucial for recruiters to embrace in order to enhance their effectiveness?

Ans: In ‘Hunt’, I go thoroughly into the fundamental principles of recruiting that are sometimes overlooked. I emphasize the importance of not just filling a position, but also ensuring a great fit with the company’s culture and values. This approach requires that recruiters look beyond the job description and understand what makes a candidate effective within the firm. I advocate for a systematic recruitment approach that uses analytics to constantly optimize techniques. Furthermore, using a feedback loop enables recruiters to learn from each hiring experience and improve their strategy over time. This thorough and systematic approach to recruiting is critical for long-term success in developing high-performing teams.

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