Syed Zaf

Bengaluru, India

CEO and Founder of start up like Oak HR technologies and townjewels.com
Syed's Skills
Advertising
Business Intelligence
Building Strong Relationships
Business Networking
Business Process
Business Analysis
Growth
Marketing
Public Relations
Sales
Recruiting
Business Development
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Syed

Syed a Human Resources consultant and “all around curious guy,” as well as a blogger, who created the HR Blogging “so people would have a friendly place to discuss HR and workplace issues.” Syed’s 8+ years of experience are an excellent resource for small businesses and business owners alike. He is founder of few start-ups like Oak HR Technologies (providing HR recruitment services for both IT and Non IT start ups) and Townjewels.com (gems and Jewels online shop).
The blog called HRblogging.com is a resource for business leaders/HR professionals and candidates to understand the trends, competitive practices, and opportunities for improvement that face the human resources profession. The Topics include Recruitment/talent acquisition, HR generalist, learning and development, employee engagement, and more.

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hrblogging.com - author

Work Experience

Founder and CEO

Oak HR Technologies

January 2013 - Today

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop a strategic plan to advance the company's mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability, and growth as an organization. • Oversee company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. • Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the company. Identify acquisition and merger opportunities and direct implementation activities. • Evaluate performance of executives for compliance with established policies and objectives of the company and contributions in attaining objectives. • Promote the company through internet like social media, website and personal contact and reference. • Direct company planning and policy-making committees. • Other duties as assigned. Job Responsibilities:  Managing of the complete recruitment life-cycle for sourcing the best talent from diverse sources after identification of manpower requirements.  Responsible for End to End recruitment and manpower planning.  Single point of contact for client  Recruitment for Senior and Middle level positions  Sourcing and screening the right candidates through various sources like Job Portals, Job posting and References and Social Networks.  Taking preliminary Interviews (Phone Screening) and walking.  Client Interaction  Scheduling Interview for shortlisted candidates with the Client.  Follow up on the Interview status and update candidates on the same  Gathering pre-close information (candidate's present/ expected compensation, relocation issues, etc.)  Follow up with applicants till the date of joining  MIS: Reporting Daily/Weekly/Monthly headcount data along with the number of new joinees, Maintaining Master Data Base

Manager - TAG

4d Technologies Pvt LD

February 2011 - December 2012

 Recruitment for Senior and Middle level positions  Sourcing and screening the right candidates through various sources like Job Portals, Job posting and References and Social Networks.  Taking preliminary Interviews (Phone Screening) and Walking  Client Interaction  Scheduling Interview for shortlisted candidates with the Client.  Follow up on the Interview status and update candidates on the same  Gathering pre-close information (candidate's present/ expected compensation, relocation issues, etc.)  Follow up with applicants till the date of joining  MIS: Reporting Daily/Weekly/Monthly headcount data along with the number of new joinees, Maintaining Master Data Base  Single Point of Contact for client

Sr Recruiter (US Recruiter)

Pragna Technologies

May 2010 - December 2010

• Gather requirements from Hiring/Account managers, source candidates, screen, interview them. • Sourcing passive candidates from on-line databases, contact lists, internal databases, employee referrals, Career fairs and network events. • Develop strategies with team to allow for passive candidate lead generation for future quarter hiring needs. • Sourcing passive candidates using advanced Internet research thru Google,, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other Blogs as needed. • Engage in sourcing strategy discussions with fellow team on a weekly basis. • Cold-calling and phone screening.

Sr Sales

Fashion(Gems and Jewels)

February 2008 - March 2010

Suggest the customers for selecting desired jewelries. • Rectify minor defects on fine jewelries. • Maintain merchandising standards and visual standards. • Support the trend implementation on all Jewelries. • Prepare feedback on procedures and other issues to the Sales Manager. • Help customer in selecting the merchandise and clear jewelries. • Offer complimentary gifts to the premium customers. • Develop clientele by maintaining client profile to send sales notification, thank you mails, and special offers.

Education

Bangalore

B.com and MBA

2005 - 2009

Accelerator/Incubator

incubator

2013

Co-working Space

Co-working Space

2013 - 2015