Exploring MicroWork based digital job opportunities in Pakistan – Part 1

Our mission at BrightSpyre is to connect people with opportunities.

Extending our work we launched ework.pk, where we provide people opportunities to work and earn extra money.

There are mainly two types of work opportunities we looked into. one is the called digital tasks- where you perform tasks like information searching, classification etc etc. The second type of work we have looked into is old records digitization.

At ework.pk you can login online and work on task based opportunities any time ( if available )- yes we face challenges of limited work supply in this scenario. These challenges have nothing to do with us, and more to do with barriers that exist in the internet world today. There is not only content filtering is applied in countries; developed countries filter work opportunities to developing countries through international borders boundary filters.

Right now, we are looking for people who can work on old archive digitization project. Here, we have full time – atleast 8 hours of daily work available for each worker.

The basic requirement for these jobs is

Internet connection at home.
Fast learners (Yes you need to be a fast learner)
People who are organized and produce quality work and maintain quality throughout project life cycle.
Can read and understand English.
Can update / edit / word or excel documents and can maintain quality of work after being trained.
No fixed time commitment. You work 8 hours during any time of day or night. You manage your schedule yourself.
No Travel requirements. You do not need to come to office. Once we train you, you work from home.
Live any where. Actually, we are looking for people from remote areas of Pakistan. This is the reason we traveled 180 KM away from Islamabad to a remote village near Chakwal and tried to engage few workers from there. We are still learning how to train workers remotely; along with the challenges of poor internet connectivity.

How much you can earn?

We have seen workers earning Rs. 100 to Rs. 150 per hour. In Sep, 2013 our top worker earned Rs. 17,000 and more than 50% of the workers earned more than Rs. 12,000.

How to fight spam?

Providing work opportunities is a for profit thing but at the same time a very noble work. But people do fraud and alot of scam is found here. e.g Management consultants or headhunters take part of the salary from the candidates they place in companies. Some companies, take money to move your resume on top of other candidates. Many companies take money from candidates to send them abroad for visa and processing fees.

But we do not take any money at any step. At BrightSpyre, we charge only employers for HR and recruiting services. We do not charge any money from job seekers and work seekers at any stage.

Instead of charging money from jobseekers or work seekers, at times we gave free computers and hardware to needy people.

In our every communication, we make sure, that we explain at top that you do not need to pay any money to join work from home opportunities.

Does these kind of opportunities exist only with us?

No, there are many more ways you can find work opportunities on Internet. Actually, it is a billion dollar industry called virtual economy. You can Google it.  You need to be intelligent enough to not being trapped in scam, fraud, sweatshops issues etc. We will write about it on BrightSpyre blog later.

How to apply for these job opportunities

Apply online here


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How to Hire Best People in Technology Sector

We @ BrightSpyre innovate hiring methods, techniques, software and solutions. The core of the innovation lies in sharing and learning from everyone. We at the Express Education and Career Expo are hosting an event on “Hiring Best Tech People”.

Miss Nida Riaz our HR Manager @ BrightSpyre will talk about problems in hiring and how those problems can be solved using some innovative techniques.

Come join us.

Topic: How to Hire Best Tech people
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00

Description: Many companies face problems in hiring tech people. Some tips, tricks and practices can help in improving the intake of quality talent. Join us at the expo 2013 Islamabad at Pak China Friendship Center to find out more about recruiting hard to find technical workforce.

Presenter: Nida Riaz, Manager HR, BrightSpyre (Cogilent Solutions):
Intended Audience: HR executives, managers and directors.
Signup required to attend the event. No ticket or cost for attending the event.

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Getting Started with Google App Engine – What we learned from Udacity Web Development Course – Google Developers Group Islamabad

We at Google Developers Group Islamabad are hosting another event on “Getting Started with Google App Engine -  What we learned from Udacity Web Development Course”.

We @ BrightSpyre believe in bringing change through programming and IT literacy; like other change makers people and organizations in the world do today.

Two of the female software engineers- Miss Madeeha Amir and Miss Numerah at BrightSpyre; will talk about how you can get started with Google App Engine. The talk will follow-up with hands-on exercise to configure and host your first lines of code on-line on Google App Engine. 

Please bring your laptops with you so that our team can help you in getting online on Google App Engine.

Event: GDG Islamabad Developers on Getting Started with Google App Engine:
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Presenters: Miss Madeeha Amir & Miss Numerah
Intended Audience: Geeks, Software Developers and Engineers or Software Managers.
Sign up required for the event. There is no ticket or cost to attend the event.

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BrightSpyre Guide: Setting up Employee Referral Program

Among the best recruiting strategies used by the employers today, employee referral has gained the most popularity. It not only helps in low cost recruiting by minimizing the amount of resources (time, people and money) spent on advertisements, career pages and headhunting firms but also results in increased employee motivation by paying them a referral bonus and by involving them in the recruiting process.

If we look at the statistics,

  • 82% of the employers rated employee referral as a recruiting method with the best Return on Investment (Direct employers association recruiting survey).
  • 88% of the employers stated that employee referral gives the highest quality of new hires as compared to any other method. (Direct employers association recruiting survey).
  • Employee referrals are the fastest time to fill. It takes 29 days to fill a position through employee referrals, 39 days for job boards and 45 days through career pages. (Jobvite index 2012)
  • Employees hired through referrals have 46% retention rate after one year as compared to job boards which is 22% and career sites which is 33%. (Jobvite index 2012)
  • The applicant to hire ratio of employee referrals is 1 out of 3 applications for top performing firms and 1 out of 10 applications for average performing firms. (Dr. John Sullivan and associates research 2008-2011)
  • Employee referrals are the most productive source for diversity hires as compared to any other source. (CareerXroads 2011-2012).

How to set up an employee referral program

To set up an employee referral system, a company must follow the given steps:

1. Determine the incentive/ referral bonus

The first step is to determine the incentive that the employees will get in return for referring a candidate. The incentive could be a cash bonus, extra vacation or any other monetary or non monetary reward. In most of the cases, the incentive happens to be the cash bonus. The bonus could be different for different positions e.g. for a position like an IOS developer which is difficult to fill, the bonus could be more than any other position. If we talk about Pakistan, the referral bonus may vary from PKR 10,000/- to 20,000/- ranging from easy to hard to fill positions.

2. Determine the rules for paying the referral bonus:

The next step is the form a procedure for paying the referral bonus. This is important to make sure that the right candidates are being referred who are actually hired and plan to stick to the company. The bonus could be paid according to the following guidelines:

  • 50% of the bonus amount is paid to the employee at the time of joining of the new candidate.
  • Remaining 50% of the bonus is paid after successful completion of the probation period of the candidate.
  • If an employee is hired for a different job than the one he was referred for, then the HR department will check following:
    • If the referred applicant is hired for a job where referral award scheme does not apply, no payment will be given to the employee.
    • If the referred applicant is hired for a job where referral award scheme exists then the payment will be given to the employee based on the job offered.

  • If the candidate referred by the employee is hired within the 6 months by the organization, then the employee will get payment according to the award associated with that job.
  • If referee leaves the organization before the completion of referred person’s probation then only 25% of remaining amount will be given at the time of settlement.

3. Determine a referral method

Third step is to determine a referral method. i.e. what procedure should the employees follow to refer a candidate. The employees could be given access to a website with “refer a friend” option. The website displays all the current vacancies. The employees can thus identify the names and contact information of the referred candidates against any particular job. The candidate in turn, could be asked during the application process about who referred him/her.

4. Train the employees and track the referrals

With the implementation of an employee referral program, the employees would be participating in the recruitment process; therefore, it’s important to train them on making contacts and networking. They must be encouraged to use social media and other sources that could lead to more qualified referrals. Moreover, the company should also keep track of the referrals and make sure that the bonus is paid to the employees on time.

This document is written by Nida Riaz HR Manager at BrightSpyre.com. You may contact the writer at nida@cogilent.com

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