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Rise above the fear of being fired!!

Freelancing as a term in Indian work space is seen as a young guy looking for casual work in creative work space, or a housewife looking to make some money from home. In India especially, the freelancing community is burdened with the tag of, ‘Not serious workers’. But the things are changing now. According to an online survey the average fee charged by an I.T engineer was estimated 50,000 INR-70,000 INR depending upon the project undertaken.

Coming to the point, in the year 2009 almost 30 million of the engineers in the United States were laid off. That estimates to mostly 10% of the population in the country, which is an alarming statistic. In India the rate is pretty high too. Every year we see read or see updates of employees getting laid off and the percentage of them is no less.  However there are ways you can still manage your time, energy and money well by freelancing. So, following are the some guidelines which will help you to be safe and sound even if you have about to get laid off.

The table shows how freelancing can get you that extra income in dire needs.  (more…)

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Step by step guide to build your freelance career

Taking your first step as a freelancer can seem a bit farfetched, especially when you are starting up. You have all the right ingredients you need to build up your freelancing career and yet you find yourself tangled up in the cobwebs of over flowing information spread across the ‘web’.

The road to freelancing can be a roughed path, it’s up to you to pave the path in your favor and find the right job as a freelancer, that defines your area of expertise. If you are thinking of taking up freelancing as a part time option or as a full time career option, planning ahead always helps in more ways than one. One of my main concerns before writing this post was to make your life easier as a freelancer by sharing the relevant information with you.

  1. Commit and create a plan

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Startup ecosystem and freelance opportunities

People have always looked-up to Infosys, Wipro, TCS and other service giants to create the next million jobs to employ engineers, most of these companies have had a dream run for the past few years providing huge employment opportunities for engineers.

Their dream run seems to have come to an end; most of the companies are announcing cutbacks in employment, let alone adding new people to their work force. Does this mean most of the smart engineers will soon be out of job?

Wondering where the next million jobs will come from?
Indian Startup ecosystem is having a promising run; will the new breed of start-up companies generate the next million jobs? Only time can answer this question, but the startup ecosystem has shown early promises and we can only hope that they will scale soon to support the large available talent pool.

According to NASSCOM, Indian startups have added more than 70,000 jobs; at this rate they should soon be able to surpass big IT service companies in job creation.

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We failed, but that doesn’t stop us

Startup failure

Our start-up journey started with Hirenodes at the end of 2014. We started working on referral based hiring platform. Hiring is the biggest challenge for start-ups and large companies alike. A good hire can make or break companies, and companies spend significant amount of resources to get the right hire. Among the multiple channels for hiring, referrals have proven to be the best source of hires.

Our vision was to build a referral based hiring platform to help companies find their next rock-star employee through their current employees, trusted friends and experts in their network.
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How important is cultural fit

Employees in an organization come with their own set of personalities, and values. Understanding these character traits and assimilating them to ensure harmony in the workplace is important. Therefore, determining if a potential employee would culturally fit into your organization even before hiring him merits attention.

Maintaining an environment that is conducive to all who work, is very critical. Before hiring a new candidate, make sure you have a process to ensure the working environment is maintained.

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Creating a High-Impact Employee Referral Program

With an improving economy to boast, companies around the world should focus on recruiting their next set of star employees through present employee referrals. Referrals have produced some impressive results in companies over the years, contributing to high quality hiring. Here’s how you company can improve its Employee Referral Program (ERP) results:

Educating employees

In many organizations, employees are pretty clueless when it comes to looking for referrals. They require convincing as far being a referral. The first step would be to target your most successful referring workers. Take the time to ask them how they went about it, what works and what doesn’t when it comes to recommending potential hires. Take the information they provide and channel it to educate other employees in the company.A crash course teaching them how to approach the process is imperative.

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