Having lived under the colonial rule for walloping 200 years, India, the world’s largest democracy and the land of one of the seven wonders of the world, got its independence from British rule in the year 1947. The strenuous effort for freedom wasn’t fought for in one day but it took around 90 years for India to get back its independency. And, majority of the contribution in India’s freedom was from the greatest freedom fighters, who worked and fought hard to make India exempted from the colonial rule.
We figured it would be great if we could somehow relate noble traits of some of the great freedom fighters to the candidates in interview. It becomes easy for recruiters to gauge the skills and talent of the candidate if there is an ideal example present in their mind. Lets consider the distinguishing feature of these freedom heroes that would help in zero in on the ideal candidate.
Mahatma Gandhi - Strong morals and values
The father of the Nation gave up almost everything in order to make India an independent country. What he did for India can not be explained in a few words. A man whose endless contributions towards improving women's rights, political improvements and imbibing the concept of non-violence can not be forgotten. The reason he was capable to achieve all this is his strong morals and values.
A candidate with no values can be the threat to your organisation. With values come discipline and with discipline comes productivity. Sure as shooting no one wants to compromise on their employees productivity, thus it is necessary to test this particular trait in the candidate.
Sarojini Naidu - Creativity in the message
Social activist and the famous poet, Sarojini Naidu, was one of the influencer freedom fighter of India. The first woman to be elected as the governor of one of the state of India, Uttar Pradesh. Her strong and powerful speeches on social welfare gathered much hope in the eyes of all freedom warriors. Apart from her speeches, she used her brilliant poetry talent to send out the message of independence across the nation.
It is necessary for the candidate to have strong creativity and ability to send across the idea in words or in conversation. It doesn’t have any beneficial utility if the candidate has an amazing idea related to the product or service, but has no skills to convey the same. Make sure to test this specific variable in the interview.
DR. BR Ambedkar - Make efforts to help others
He is the man behind formation of modern India. Dr BR Ambedkar, also the first law minister of India, made a huge contribution in betterment of oppressed people due to caste system and shaped their life into honorable citizens of the nation. Having born into a Dalit family, he himself was the victim of atrocities due to caste system. He is an ideal example of determination wherein he took his caste as a strong factor and helped others in the path of ending caste system in India.
Do your candidate have the zeal to help others? It is important to have this quality, because one needs to work in a team to achieve common goals or tasks. Helping others in their work and maintaining the attitude of togetherness in a team would translates into the growth of the team and eventually a positive growth of the company.
Rani Lakshmi Bai - Quality of leading others
A great leader who fought the British army in order to save the state of Jhansi, which gave her the title of Jhansi ki Rani, which translates to “Queen of Jhansi”. Rani Lakshmi Bai led the troop of largest women army, and proudly fought the battle to regain the state.
In an interview, it is important to gauge the leadership skills in the candidate. Especially when the requirement is of some experienced candidate. Technical skills are significant to evaluate, but make sure to devote enough time in testing the leadership quality in your candidate, for he would be in a position where he is expected to guide others.