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In this social age where everyone is connected with everyone else, we knowingly or unknowingly create trillions of interactions in the form of text, symbols, pictures, locations, signs etc. in every single second. Every day we emit enormous amount of data via the machines we use in our daily lives.

An airplane generates 10GB of data per second; and you may be surprised to see the below stats:

1.        7000+ tweets are tweeted on Twitter in 1 second.

2.       700+ Photos are uploaded on Instagram in 1 second.

3.       1000+ Tumblr posts in 1 second.

4.       2000+ Skype calls in 1 second.

5.       36000+ GB of internet traffic in 1 second.

6.       55000+ Google Searches in 1 second.

7.       125000+ Youtube videos are viewed in 1 second.

8.       2500000+ Emails are send in 1 second.

9.       293000+ status updates 136000+ photos are uploaded onto Facebook every 1 minute.

Visualize here 

Don’t just sit at workplace!

Workplace Fitness, Workout
Active lifestyle is a necessity when we are spending majority of our time sitting and working on computer. Prolonged sitting is said to lead to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. We should engage in any king of physical activity like sports, yoga, gym, dance etc to keep ourselves fit. However this can sometimes seem like a daunting challenge with the increased work load and travel time due to traffic. Here are some small things you can incorporate in your lifestyle which will be beneficial over a long run.
1. Walk
Walking is the simple and easiest way to get more active. Take breaks to walk or stroll over to talk to a coworker instead of emailing or chat.
2. Take stairs instead of elevators 
Climbing stairs is one of the best exercises when it comes to pure FAT BURN, strengthening the lower body.
3. Blink

A Few Things That a Successful Applicant Does

We are often posed with the question what a successful applicant does online. With virtually every company present on-line and it made mandatory as a company policy for most companies to advertise all open position on the internet. It is but imperative for a serious job-seeker to have a significant presence online and to spend some serious effort to be successful as a job seeker. Some of the things that can be done online are as follows.


Few Methods for a Better Work Life Balance and Better Career

If you want to be happy at work today, your attitude determines everything. It is imperative to stay positive in today’s work place.

Today’s workplace is an open work environment .We continuously corresponding with our customers, colleagues, seniors, suppliers etc. Everyone is aware of how we work; our schedule and our mood .We are working in a place that is full of possibilities. And we have to always maintain our civility and good humor.

If you are really happy, everybody around you can makes out how you are feeling, so it is very helpful in keeping your outlook positive.

If you are happy that improves your productivity. Being positive increases your resilience, you are then able to adapt better and more capable of solving the issues you have. Employees that are happy are rated better from the bosses and companions and enjoy better job satisfaction because work is better managed by them.


Ways To More Fulfilling WorkLife


Learn to Say “No.”

It is no harm in respectfully declining new assignments to run the PTA or serve on an extra committee at work. When you stop doing things out of pressure and force, you’ll find more time to focus on activities completely and will truly bring you joy and error less results in each and every delivered assignment. This will further lead to appreciation to you for better work quality.


Use Positive Language

Most Common Interview Questions And How To Answer Them


It is extremely important to prepare for a job interview. Most candidates research the company, prepare responses to typical questions asked in an interview and prepare a few questions that you think the employer might ask. But are you sure the answers you have prepared are the once that the hiring manager seeks or are you giving responses that are lowering your chances of getting selected.

Even one of the simplest of questions “Can you tell me about yourself?” can be detrimental to the fortunes of the most able of the candidates. But it also gives you a chance to make an impression on the interviewer.

Here are some interview questions and tips on how to answer them

1.”Please tell me about yourself?”

Though this question looks pretty straight forward it is not so simple. By starting the interview with this inquiry, the HR manager is trying to ascertain your confidence level, how motivated you are your passion for the job and your communication skills

So it is most advisable to talk about your career progression and not your personal life. And mostly elaborate on your experience and skills as they relate to the job and mention about your educational background as a student. Then close by explaining why this particular position is of interest to you. Last but not the least you should be confident and passionate in whatever you speak.

Video Conferencing Benefits & Tips

As we know 93% of candidate’s communications are non verbal. While conducting telephonic interview rounds the recruiter misses out on those vital signals that indicate whether or not the candidate is the right fit for your company And Video Interviewing is all the more useful considering the fact that the recruiter is not even in the same zip code as the candidate. These signs go a long way in deciding whether or not the candidate is cultural and a role fit in the organization.


It is becoming all the more critical to get hold of talented and experienced folks to be interested in appearing in the screening process of your company. When candidates have an option of choosing their own time to appear in the interview as per their convenience; it gives an extra edge to the recruiter. No wonder 66% of candidates prefer a Video Interview over traditional methods of interviewing. 18% find it convenient over traditional methods. 36% like it because it offers self-scheduling as more and more people in work force find themselves stretched for time.

So what is the word of Hiring Managers and Recruiters over the latest technology? It is greatly positive for both. 60% say it eases their work load and how? It’s really simple.

·         Video Interviewing is easy

·         Video Interviewing is Quicker

·         Video Interviewing Is More Economical

A Cross Between Application Tracking System And Job

Most organizations are faced with the problem of hiring in predefined time frame and budgets. The uses of an application tracing system are many if it’s a small or medium sized enterprise where the numbers of those in hiring team are limited. No Wonder the process stretches to months.

The process to fill a typical vacancy entails publishing the job opening to multiple job boards, Evaluating responses from each of these job boards that often run in thousands, Shortlisting a selected few and taking the process ahead which may vary from organization to organization and from position to position. But it almost always entails is a lot of back and forth exchange of emails and phone calls so as to schedule the written tests/interviews, Co-ordination of the entire process so that everybody is on the same page. And a Pipe line of candidates to be negotiated hard with and to be found an alternative to in case they bail out at the last moment.

There are quite a few vendors both open source and paid with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. But a main constraint that the recruiter has to contend with is that a typical HR person is not somebody who finds it easy to use and is comfortable with a system that is tech heavy. As it is, he is riddled with enough job boards, SAPs , ERPs and other systems to use and master.

A solution to all the above quandaries is . It is essentially a cross between a typical job board and an application tracking system. The opening that is posted on 9kriwala is circulated on all available social channels. All the applicants applying to the job post can be easily, tracked, communicated with, tested and interviewed on the same platform. The status reports can be generated thus negating the requirement of any manual report making and record keeping.

Hiring Pitfalls: How to Avoid the Top Mistakes Hiring Managers Make

The candidate experience is something many organizations overlook during the recruiting process. Yet, a positive experience can have far-reaching business consequences. A survey by the Talent Board found that more than half of candidates (61 percent) who had a positive applicant experience would actively recommend an organization to their peers for employment opportunities. While half of the candidates who have a positive experience share that information with others, close to a third (32 percent) of those who have a bad experience communicate negative word of mouth  about the hiring organization.

 They surveyed applicants and found the variables that contribute most to a positive candidate experience relate to the hiring process timeline and expectations, as well as communication during the selection process. These are also the variables that contribute to some of the most common mistakes hiring managers make throughout the candidate experience.

Here are four common hiring pitfalls  that can tarnish the candidate experience and ways to avoid them:


1. Failing to Convey Information About Your Culture and the Job

Before candidates apply for a position, they want some insight into the culture of the hiring organization and the specific job expectations. A good fit along both dimensions – culture and job requirements – leads to greater employee engagement  and satisfaction. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t take time to convey their employment brand to applicants. While this may sound challenging, it doesn’t have to be.

Revolution In Recruitment Technologies -

9KriWala is founded on how technology can make recruiting and hiring processes more efficient. We’re practically built on the hacking mind frame. We love finding ways to use technology to improve all areas of the recruiting process.

This week we want to give recruiters insights on how to use their technology to improve the candidate experience. The candidate experience can make or break the employer brand. Here are 4 simple and effective ways to improve the candidate experience.

Automated Communications

An astounding 77 percent of job applicants receive no communication from the organization after applying for an advertised position. That number represents a lost of missed opportunities for employers.

Whether this is a “let ‘em down easy” email, or a simple notification that their application has been received, quick and courteous communication is paramount in creating a great candidate experience. This is where your applicant tracking system can help tremendously. 9kriwala automated emails and notifications are ready and waiting to be sent out. This ensures that candidates are treated with the respect of timely communications.

Video Interviewing