Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: I must say that a clear direction and planning in terms of career objectives is the most important. Professional life demands adaptability into prevailing circumstances along with continuous upgradation of skills set that you require for performing well within the assigned role. Equally essential is to keep your entire team members by your side.
Q.2. Tell us about your educational life?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: I had the great opportunity in 2001 to get my Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Punjab. Before that I had done my Bachelors in commerce. I feel this has been the core qualification that has really helped me in improving my learning curve. However, in continuation to improve my qualification further I have completed the course work in 2007 for Ms. in Total Quality Management as well.
Q. 3. What makes your company an attractive employer for the job seekers?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: Raaziq Group is one of Pakistan’s largest logistics and auxiliary services provider, established since 1974 with more than 800 people in the workforce and a nationwide and overseas network with complete solutions to customer for their business supply chain.
Raaziq Group is a technology backed company, driven by young professionals, equipped with modern concepts, and riding on the 36 years of experience the group has gained. Compliance with our own high standards is not left to chance. We believe that our people are our greatest asset. All Raaziq’s employees are provided with continuous and extensive training and are rewarded for surpassing customer’s expectations.
Q. 4. What do you look for in a candidate during a hiring interview session? Name 4 key things?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: There are different elements involved in making hiring decisions according to various positions. However, the following are the key factors which make comparatively strong chances for a candidate to be successful:
- Energy and self confidence to perform the given job
- Required level of IQ and understanding of business philosophy
- Strong emphasis on career orientation
- Good communication skills
Q. 5. What is the scope of Human Resource Management in Pakistan?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: Human Resource Management has been an area of significant attention over the last few years in Pakistan. Despite the fact, real challenge is being faced for penetration of Human Resource practices with its true meaning in the corporate sector. I believe that HR will create a lot of place for itself and has to play an important role in times to come.
Q. 6. How would you rate the success and importance of online recruitment firms such as ROZEE.PK?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: In my opinion ROZEE.PK as online recruitment tool has done excellent work. It has developed and set new trends and standards in the arena of online recruitment as a complete solution. In fact, this has been a source of awareness into this segment and has made it a rather convenient and effective source of recruitment in recent times.
Q. 7. How has ROZEE.PK helped your firm regarding recruitment i.e. Have you tried any recruitment tools provided by ROZEE.PK e.g. Job Fairs/Job Postings/CV Search?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: Yes, we have been involved into posting of jobs for different level positions at different times and every time we have achieved the required results within the available time frame.
Q. 8. What is your strategy on work-life balance and how do you achieve this balance yourself?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: I consider myself a planned and organized person. I always keep with me my notes, things to do and not only related to job but also in personal life. Ultimately this helps to distribute the required time to each activity properly and maintain balance as a result.
Q. 9. Do you believe that Pakistani universities are creating an effective talent pool and what is your company’s strategy to attract the best talent in Pakistan?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: There are educational institutes contributing towards the development of talented human resource for the required absorption into the corporate sector. In this regard, we look forward to participate in the job fairs, liaison with placement centers, development of internship programs and using the tools provided by ROZEE.PK to get access to all enrolled students from top universities and institutes.
Q. 10. What is your formula for success in life?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: Planning in terms of setting up of short term goals for different intervals of time in our life plays important role for improvement and helps us being successful.
Q. 11. What are the biggest turnoffs in an interview of a job applicant?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: The candidate with the impression of casual behavior and lack of interview preparation reflects non-seriousness towards the desired job. Moreover disinformation, showing a negative impact and lack of flexibility/adaptation does not go in favor of the candidate.
Q. 12. Due to rough economic situation and soaring price rise, how does your company deal with keeping itself cost effective and attractive for job seekers?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: Despite of the economic crunch, we have been able to convert this into an opportunity in terms of securing significant amount of business by handling new projects. This has been achieved with the help of dedicated and committed efforts of all the members of Raaziq family. For this reason we have been one of the top organizations with hiring requirements in this time period and are reasonably bench marked with compensation level in the industry.
Q. 13. Any good advice you want to give for the job seekers who want to enter and prosper in the professional field?
Mr. Ehsan Ul Ahad: The jobseekers must have positive attitude with the self belief and confidence. For finding a job they must take it as a complete planned assignment in terms of developing network, CV formation and the interview preparation. In addition to this, they may have career counseling and can consult someone with the idea of resources around them and experience in job search.