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How to carry out greenfield project Hiring?

Posted by | November 21, 2013 | Uncategorized

Ideally for a Greenfield project, the company should do the following

1) Make sure that the organization chart for the new site reflects the needs of the future, and is not a replica of the organization chart as it exists in the current plant/work site. Make it flatter, less supervision.

2) Ensure that the jobs are defined so as to empower the people who are going to work at the new site.

3) Change the culture of the new site to encourage more participatory work-style, rather than the traditional top-down, boss knows best attitude. This will ensure that you not only attract the hands, but also the hearts and heads of the employees.

4)  Get a large number of references from your existing employee base. Use existing employees to market the new employment opportunities to those whom they know and interact with. But ensure that you have a robust selection process in place to rule out bias and ensure hiring on merit.

5) Get the word out early and often! Build a buzz in the market about your new site. Crank up your PR machine and ensure wide coverage in the press. Make sure that your marketing department is involved in drafting the advertising for these new jobs.

6 Hire the top honchos early. Make sure that you have the future H.O.D.’s on board and involved in the hiring process. In fact they should be involved right from the time staffing requirements are being mapped out.

7) Use your new site for training freshers, but send some of them to the old site for exposure. Or send them all, depends on how many numbers and how much money is involved. After all it is better to spend money upfront on hiring the best and training them, rather than lose out due to poor quality of your people. On their return ask them to submit a report on what they learned.

8) As for your experienced hires, send them to the old site,if they are not already from there but ask them to submit a report stating what they recommend be done differently in the new site

8) Make sure that you select only those from your existing site, who will be able to fit into this new set-up. They should not only bring in phenomenal technical skills, but also great attitude. Be careful that you do not import existing salary structures with your hires from the existing plant.

9) By mix of people, do assume you mean how many to hire from existing plant. The new site should not be seen as a way by the departments to offload their problem employees. The new site is a new project, and is not started to solve the HR issues of the existing plant. Do not export the problems from your current site. However hire all those who are good, who bring a positive can-do attitude and who will contribute to building a new institution. You may use this as an opportunity to provide growth to employees who have shown signs of being ready to handle more responsibility.

10) Hire pan Africa, go out and interview across the country. Look upon this not only as a one time expense,(as it is, it will be drop of the total project cost) but as an HR- marketing cost. You are strengthening the employer brand and we all know brands are invaluable in today’s competitive market-place. For some of the top jobs, think regionally or even globally. Thanks to technological advances, geography should not be a limiting factor.

11) Stop thinking blue-collar and white-collar. Think of them as employees who contribute in different capacities. Ensure your canteens and locker rooms are not encouraging this segregation. They should be the same for everyone. Yes I know people are paid different amounts, but that is the only difference that you should have.

12) Hopefully as an existing employer, you have a strong employer brand and you will attract potential employees in droves and your only problem will be how to say no to so many applicants.


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CA, Finance Controller (Dubai/ UAE)

Posted by | October 29, 2013 | Uncategorized

Job Discription:

Dealing with banks for opening LC.
Bills Discounting,managing A/c team
Maintaining Books of A/c ,Daily Misc, MIS, Stock record Maintenance, Handling of Day of Day Cash and bank operation.
prior exp of Dubai is preferred
CV with photograph is must


UG – Any Graduate – Any Specialization
PG – Any Postgraduate – Any Specialization, CA


5 to 7 yrs


INR 20,00,000 – 30,00,000 P.A

Have prior Experience in a relevant field Sending one recent photograph with resume is compulsory

If interested Please send your updated CV at hr26@rosswarnerhr.com

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2013 Staffing Industry Predictions

Posted by | October 15, 2013 | Uncategorized

Despite the economic crisis this past year, the staffing industry is expected to reach a high of $213.3 billion in 2013, according to Staffing Industry Analysts.

This is exciting news for both the staffing industry… and the economy.  What is so compelling about the forecast is that the growth is represented in many staffing verticals including industrial, engineering, clinical, life sciences, marketing/creative fields and information technology.

Staffing Industry Analysts did point out that some staffing segments will remain sluggish including temp-to-hire, nursing (both travel and per diem), direct hire and retained search.  There remains an almost certainty that growth will decrease due to several factors that include cuts in federal spending, potential tax increases on consumers and businesses, and slow growth in Europe and Asia.

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Economic Growth of Ghana

Posted by | October 15, 2013 | Uncategorized

Ghana’s economy grew 6.1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2013 and its provisional full-year growth is seen at 7.4 percent.

It’s Gold-,cocoa-and oil-producing nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) would grow 7 percent in 2013, less than the 8 percent the government predicts.

it is possible for Ghana to achieve the government’s targeted growth in 2013 on expected increases in oil production.

Non-oil GDP was 5.8 pct, while the total value and services amounted to $44.2 billion with a per capita income of $1,667.

The services sector recorded the highest growth of 9.2 percent, followed by the industry sector 2.5 pct while the agriculture sector showed a negative growth of 3.9 percent.

Economic Growth OF Ghana Has Facilitated Unlimited Job Opportunities In Ghana For Indian Expats.

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African Job Market For Indians

Posted by | October 15, 2013 | Uncategorized

The Indian professional job market has improved since the start of this year, with 59 per cent of Indian companies are currently recruiting at senior level, up 19 per cent over the beginning of the year.

According Global Snapshot’ survey, employment trends has found that the professional job market in India as well as globally has improved since the start of 2013.

The percentage of Indian companies recruiting at managerial and professional level has increased by 19 per cent and now stands at 59 per cent. This is a real improvement on the 43 per cent of companies that were expecting to hire in the previous survey.

This optimism is predicted to continue, with 65 per cent intending to hire at this level within the next three months, according to the survey.

Inner Top Interview do's and don'ts

The Do’s

  • Do ensure that you have the chronology of your career from leaving High School to your current role.  If you have gaps in your career then state the dates and the situation. We understand that things happen in people’s lives over which they have no control (and if you chose to have a three year sabbatical in a tropical paradise then we are, frankly, quite envious)
  • Do have a brief CV with everything laid out clearly and concisely over three to four pages and then have a second document where you flesh it out with more detail, particularly in your more recent roles
  • In the fuller document do demonstrate the breadth of your experience but be concise, the longer CV should ideally not be more than six pages long
  • Do think about the achievements you have had during your career and provide a concise and meaningful list of bulleted points
  • Do provide an idea of the scale of your staff and financial responsibility in each role
  • Do use Microsoft Word as the document format (if we have to grapple for fifteen minutes with a document that defiantly refuses to open without the intervention of the IT department, it does not make for a good start to our relationship with you)
  • Do leave off a front page with your name on it. We know that everyone does it and yes, it does look nice, but it is unnecessary. If just a few trees are saved every year by us not having to print that one unnecessary page, it will have been worth making you crossly switch to your document (which is in Word isn’t it?) and delete the front page
  • Do use a confidential e-mail address to communicate with us

The Don’t’s

  • Don’t have graphics or special effects on your CV. We once received a migraine-inducing CV from an outstanding individual. It had a colourful border which moved and flashed like a takeaway restaurant sign. A good CV could be passed over because of such clutter
  • Don’t leave off the early part of your career, so you moved 10 times between the age of 24 and 30, you are not alone. If information appears to be missing, we get paranoid
  • Don’t use obscure or ancient computer formats. The recipient of your CV is under pressure. When the message ‘unknown format’ comes up, it is severely frowned upon. Microsoft Word is the way to go.
  • Don’t password protect your document and expect us to phone you for the password. Use a confidential e-mail address which you can get on the internet

Once you are on our confidential database we will be able to match you up with potential opportunities as they arise.

Don’t be offended if you are not invited for a face-to-face meeting with us. Keep in mind that as an Executive Search Firm we are client driven. Our ability to assist you is based on the positions that we are appointed to work on. We will not take up your time (and, admittedly, ours) and meet with you unless we have a definite role that we would like to discuss with you. We will make contact with you directly when a position arises that we feel will be suitable and of interest to you and take things from there.

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The Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Job Interviews

Posted by | September 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

The Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of Job Interviews


  • Do your homework on the prospective employer. Make sure that you have done some research on the organisation before you go to the interview. Most companies have websites with comprehensive information where you can pick up pertinent information.
  • Do adhere to a formal dress code – Ensure that you are well dressed. The old maxim that it is always better to be overdressed rather then under dressed holds true for interviews
  • Do give a valid strong reason for leaving your current employer such as personal development,attraction to the company’s culture or the need to relocate due to family pressures/requirements. Make sure that any references that you give support this position
  • Don’t lie.Ever. The most common areas where people tend to blur the lines between truth and reality are stating qualifications that they don’t have or have only partially completed e.g. an MBA where the dissertation is still outstanding and dates of employment. Credibility is vital and you will be found out
  • Don’t over inflate your CV – be able to substantiate the work that you have claimed to have done. If you state that you led a SAP integration or a re-branding exercise be certain that you can talk about it knowledgeably and didn’t just assist the person who actually did the work.
  • Don’t be late – It may seem obvious but punctuality is vital. Arrive at least fifteen minutes early to give yourself time to become familiar with your surroundings.
  • Don’t be overly familiar – Keep colloquiums to a minimum, never swear and remain on point.
  • Don’t rundown your current employer however disaffected you may feel.
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Common Job Interview Questions Regardless of Industry

Posted by | September 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

Job Interview QuestionsIn many cases, job interview questions are universally asked regardless of the industry you are planning to work in. “Why are You Interested in This Position?” is one of the most common questions asked during the interview process. Whether you need the money or you have a passion for the position you are interested in it is important to deliver a message that is appealing to the employer and fits the company you are planning on representing. Simple questions such as asking what you liked and disliked about your previous job may also come up during the interview process. Having appropriate responses that are honest, yet not entirely negative is ideal if you want to appeal to employers and hiring managers.

Be prepared to talk about challenges you may have faced in your previous placements of employment. You should also be prepared to state the salary you are looking for when you are asked about your previous starting and final salaries. Answering why you had left your previous job is another popular interview question. Letting the potential employer know about your own personal unhappiness and your desire to strive forward with the ability to make a greater impact is highly recommended.

The more prepared you feel for your upcoming job interview the easier it will be to overcome any nervousness or anxiety you are feeling. Reviewing job questions and rehearsing your answers with a family member or a friend is highly recommended when you are preparing for any type of interview, especially in Face-to-face interview. Even if you are not asked the same specific questions, prepare yourself with basic questions and answers can help you to quickly come up with responses that still work. The more you familiarize yourself with common job interview questions the more likely you are to make an impression with a potential employer.

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Tips for Arranging an International Phone Interview

Posted by | September 5, 2013 | Uncategorized

Tips for Arranging an International Phone InterviewIf you’re job searching while in a foreign country, looking for a job abroad, or pursuing an international position, communication can quickly become complicated. Although email, Internet and smartphones make the process a little easier, it’s still tricky to coordinate an interview time that works for both parties. However, there’s a silver lining: putting the extra effort in to arrange an international interview makes a great first impression on your potential employer. Here’s how to arrange an international phone interview.

Take the initiative to figure out a time that works. Don’t say, “I can’t figure out these time zones; just let me know when you find a good time.” Instead, take it upon yourself to come up with a selection of reasonable dates and times. Your potential employer will be impressed if you offer your own availability while also specifying the equivalent time in their location.

Use a time zone converter. You don’t have to do math to figure out time differences! And, you don’t have to risk accuracy – just use a time zone converter. The Time Zone Converter is free, easy to use, and works well.

Be mindful of days, too. If you’re working with a major time difference – Australia to the United States, for example – you have to factor in what day it is. Because the time difference is so vast, America’s Friday – a business day – is Australia’s Saturday. It’s important to remember these discrepancies when arranging an interview.

Be as flexible as possible. There’s a very good chance you’ll have to get up an hour or two early, put off your lunch break, or stay up a little late, but the more flexible you can be, the better, as it shows your interviewer just how interested you are in the job.

Put a smile on! Even if it’s the middle of the night and you’re exhausted, professionalism is still key. Stifle your yawns (or have a cup of coffee!) and be pleasant and friendly, as if it were a perfectly normal hour. Avoid complaining about the time difference or difficulty of arranging the interview, and instead thank your interviewer for putting in the effort to coordinate an opportunity to talk.

If you’re using a phone, test it out before the interview. International calling is tricky. Some phone plans don’t even allow international calls, and others require the use of a country code. To avoid any last minute errors, test your phone out a few days before the interview, so you have time to sort out any issues before the interview. If you’re using a pay-as-you-go phone, make sure you have enough credit to make an international call – and to keep the connection!

Make use of apps. If you have a smartphone and can get WiFi, consider using an app likeViber or What’s App, both of which allow you to make international calls free of charge.

Be smart about video interviews. If you have a video interview, make sure you are dressed professionally, just as you would be in an in-person interview. It’s also important to check your surroundings – you don’t want to be sitting in a messy bedroom or dirty kitchen. Download and set up Skype, or whichever video application you’re using, well before the interview, and also be mindful when you’re making a username. It should be professional, just like an email address. Here’s more tips on video interviews.

Don’t forget to follow up! It’s important to follow upjust as you would with any other interviewer. Send a person email thanking your interviewer their time, and for making the effort to conduct an international interview.