It’s Time to Think Out of the Box
By Aditi Bhat
India has the world’s youngest workforce. Does it pose a challenge or an opportunity for Indianprofessionals? Is the fresh talent equipped with the right skills to meet the changing industry demands? It is probably time to introducerelevant talent management models and recruitment strategies to keep up with these fluctuating trends.
Disrupting the Indian jobmarket with better talent management
Manipal ProLearn School for Jobs recently hosted a Training and Placement Officers meetat the Chancery Pavilion in Bengaluruwhere notable delegates discussed the evolving recruitment models for the Indian job market. Speaking on the topic, the delegates discussed different strategies for skilling human resources in emerging IT fields.
There is abundant industry relevant talent available for traditional skills in the current talent landscape. However, there is a clear talent scarcity when it comes to experienced professionals equipped withemerging skills. The need for disruption in the talent management process in the Indian workforce industry presents an opportunity to break from the traditional talent acquisition methods. Eminent speakers and delegates from several industries exchanged their viewpoints on the issue and finding a solution to it.
Evolving recruitment trends
Dr. Yogesh Bhatt, Vice-President – IT Education and Training at Manipal Global Education (MaGE), spoke about evolving trends in recruitment.The changing trend from hiring ‘talent’ to hiring ‘skill’ is a strategy adopted by IT firms to meet the acute talent requirement while responding faster to the technological disruption. Rapid technological disruptions have changed the way IT firms are recruiting talent today. The industry is under significant revenue and margin pressure. Upskilling employees through online professional courses or acquiring industry-ready talent is a cost-driven decision for firms with human resources not skilled in leading technologies.
A different talent management approach
It is essential for educational facilities, guided by their placement officers,to adapt to the changing industry dynamics and human resource requirements. A P Ramabhadran, CEO of Manipal ProLearn, mentioned that keeping this in mind, the Manipal Group has been pioneering industry collaboration talent management programs by disrupting the classic model of hire-train-deploy and changing it to train-hire-deploy. Keynote speaker Mr. Somaiah, Head HR, UNIBIC, added value to the discussion by addressing the need to disrupt the current recruitment models.
Preparing for in-demand jobs
IT roles like Software Architectremain the hardest talent to acquire. Ashwin Bhat, Senior Manager, Manipal ProLearn - Sales and Manish Gupta, Head Sales, CEE Banking, MABFSI laid the way forward by sharingManipal’s endeavors in the direction to meet industry talent requirements.
Manipalhas been helping companies transform their recruitment models to meet the changing industry demands. School for Jobs helps several leading MNCs enhance workplace readiness of their fresh recruits. We alsoprovide tailored curriculum to our partners.Manipal’s placement officers work in close collaboration with industry leaders to deliver first-day first-hour productivity to MNCs.
Manipal’sSchool for Jobs for fresh engineering graduates imparts strong ITand sales foundation, knowledge and skills, along with better interpersonal skills in our learners.
Charting new frontiers in the knowledge industry
The Manipal Group has been offering a platform for preparing leaders of tomorrow in every field. The education facility imparts knowledge to students and talent to the industry. Our talent placement officer’s meets are a huge step towards bringing disruption-led change in the Indian workforceand answering the talent shortfall in upcoming technologies.
All in all, you too can make waves in the Indian corporate sector. However, it is important to understand which profile will suit your talentthe best. If you are looking for an opportunity to start your career, Manipal ProLearn School for Jobs can help you get started. Visit www.schoolforjobs.manipalprolearn.com for details.