I had the pleasure of interviewing the lead recruiter, Paras Shah, at Primo Hiring Solutions – a recruitment consulting firm that has worked with some of the biggest homegrown startups and corporates in India, to provide them top talent.
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
Well hiring has always had a critical role to play in any organization’s success. Recently I read in a study, and this was done by Dr. John Sullivan, HR leader and speaker in Silicon Valley, that not keeping a revenue generating position open for longer than necessary by investing in a good recruitment agency can save your company over $5,000! People at Primo understand the impact hiring has on any organisation and so are always motivated to find the right people for every company we work with.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your company?
Sometimes the requests we receive are very specific and complicated to work with. One such case was when we helped a major construction company find a sales manager with 10+ years of experience in liaising with municipal corporations. This case was interesting not just because we were specifically looking for candidates with B2B sales experience with municipal authorities, but because we were shortlisting those candidates who were married and willing to relocate with their family, as and when required by the client.
Our team extensively sourced candidates through multiple channels for over 6 days and came up with a shortlist of high caliber individuals, one of which the client immediately hired.
Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?
We’ve all forgotten to send mails that say ‘please find attached’ without attaching the said document! Once the staff had sent a mail for an invoice raised to a client without the document. But our clients are conscientious people and they highlighted the mistake the following day or we would’ve only realised the error after not receiving a credit message from the bank at the end of the payment period!
Needless to say, after that, we always double-check our emails when we say we have any link/document or other source added.
What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?
I think one of the reasons why our clients love us, is because at Primo Hiring, we are always eager to listen. Whether it is extensive requirements or critical feedback, we pester clients to tell us all problems they anticipate in filling the position so that our hiring is extensive and comprehensive. Also, our hiring process is quick. Recruiting experts at Primo can usually shortlist start candidates within a short span of 11-20 days to ensure that clients keep their business running.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
It’s good to keep searching for interesting projects to be engaged and challenged. At Primo for example, we fill positions across 12+ industries like business services, consumer products, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, education, etc. and over multiple levels like senior executives, managers and bulk recruitment. This allows our experts to encounter a new challenge everyday.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Our heroes are our recruiters. Only with their consistent performance can we ensure that our clients find the right people for their role and organisation every time. 45% of the offers our candidates receive are made after less than 3 interviews. That’s how much expertise our HR consultants hold in uncovering the capabilities and aspirations of candidates.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Our success can really only happen if it does good to people. For us to be successful, we have to do good to our clients by finding candidates who meet their expectations and also by saving them time and money. Similarly, we do good to the employee by giving him exactly the work-culture, role and salary that he hopes to get. We are proud that we have been able to help 130+ companies and 900+ candidates in this way.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Well, at Primo we really believe that the power of human capital can grow empires out of rubble. And all successful companies today are an example of that.
What do you wish someone told me before you started your company and why?
One thing I can definitely think of is to be flexible. Even at Primo, though we push for our clients to rely on our recruitment consultants’ expertise and intent to guide them to the right candidates, we always give them space in decision-making and are eager to get all feedback on candidates we recommend.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂
Mandatory communication workshops is something that could be useful for our workforce!
How can our readers follow you on the internet?
We are active on facebook with the handle Primo Hiring Solutions where we regularly update our readers with useful tips related to job search, interviews, etc. and our clients with information on hiring trends, skill availability in the market and human resource management.
This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!
Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm
In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...
5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021
Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...
Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President
We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...
John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future
John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...
Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis
It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...
Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...
Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women
The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....
How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business
There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...
How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24
Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...
Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion
Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...
Executive Voice3 days ago
Meet Dovi Bezner Aka PokerTheJew: Official Manager Of The Island Boys
Executive Voice5 days ago
Meet The Island Boys: Kodiyakredd and Flyysoulja
Community2 weeks ago
Michelle Beltran: Signs You Might Be Psychic
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
Cryptocurrencies Are Creating a New Generation of Millionaire: The Kevin Delgado Story
Executive Voice1 week ago
Influencer And Entrepreneur Jules Rodriguez Leads The Way And Shows How To Change For A Better And Greener Future, Starting Today
Executive Voice1 week ago
HENRITO PALOMO – A CUT ABOVE THE REST
Executive Voice2 weeks ago
Meet Megan Marie Komosa, a Social Media Mom Spreading Love and Positivity through Her Feeds
News1 week ago
Thottie Jay is all set to blow up the music industry in 2022