As Women on Wings is expanding its activities in India, we also have to expand the team in India. Currently, we have 3 vacancies in India. Last Monday we, Ronald van het Hof (MD Women on Wings India), Vikas Chaturvedi (board member Women on Wings) and I, spent a day to meet potential team members at the Randstad office in Gurgaon. Randstad India is supplying us with its recruitment skills. We spoke with talents who are willing to give their energy, knowledge, skills and time to a social enterprise like Women on Wings.
Remuneration is never an issue. The candidates we meet understand we are paying far below the benchmark for people with their experience and skills. But we are not a corporate, we have a social mission and the candidates are attracted by that. They want to contribute to our aim of creating employment for rural women. So the talks are about that, ambition, skills, competences and the work that has to be done. As a senior consultant, as a funding consultant or as a program manager (the 3 vacancies).
Practice shows the talent
After a long day we took time to reconsider all the talented people we met. And we all felt strongly for two candidates who now will be assessed by a professional agency. Part of this assessment is a real life case. Very curious to know if we have judged them right. Because in practice you really see the talent.
Maria van der Heijden