Monster India, (www.monsterindia.com), part of Monster, the leading global online careers network, today announced the results of its second quarter HR Panel.
The Monster HR panel was set up in November 2004 with a prime focus on bringing together the HR community’s collective experience to gauge and foresee trends in the recruitment market.
The Monster HR panel revealed that, "Relevant experience” is the most important attribute while interviewing candidates for Senior and middle management positions and scores over attributes viz., domain expertise, cultural / team fit, growth potential, educational qualifications and the credibility of the previous employer."
For entry level positions, however, employers prefer to look at educational qualifications, followed by cultural / team fit and growth potential of the candidates. Positive attitude and high energy are the most critical soft skills.
Dhruv Shenoy, VP, Marketing, Monster Asia, said, “During our Panel, the HR community made its preference clear: when they are looking for experienced professionals, they move those with the most relevant experience to the top of their list. With today’s competitive pressures, we are hearing more and more from companies that new hires must be able to hit the ground running.”