As cajobportal,com strives to create its own space in the B2B recruitment universe ; we often find ourselves working on these elusive searches for the ‘Purple Squirrels’.
A particular for a particular position could be as specific as
a) Rank holder CA / first attempt in all 3 levels
b) Age within 25-30
c) Post qualification experience in pharma industry only
f) Must have handled a team of minimum 5 members
h) Willing to relocate to Mumbai
i) Ready to join within a month – client would not buyout the notice period though
j) CTC Expectations should be reasonable – max Rs 4 lacs per year of post qualification experience; so 20 lacs for a 2010/11 batch CA
Often the mandate is given to a startup like ours, the Davids of the world, after the Goliath’s have endeavored for months to find Mr Right
When Mr Right is finally found and is rolled out the offer letter ; the countdown to the joining date starts. Its that princely sum of money ( 8.33%) which awaits us.
But then lightning strikes – Mr Right backs out as his current company matches the hike offered, owing to personal reasons, he will not relocate and stay in Delhi NCR itself etc etc and thus its over
All hopes are quashes and begins again the elusive search, this time probably looping in another consultant into the fray
Yet, one may wish to reflect upon whether these the time and cost involved in such talent acquisition drives is worth it