Thursday, May 31, 2018

Graduate Hire Program - A boon for global IT companies

In this era of speed, agility and highly competitive environment, employers have shrunk their wait time for inducting a newly joined employee into the main stream business. The earlier the employee gets into the groove, the faster it is for the Organization to demand productivity. Added to this, is the demand for new age technology expertise- a need for people who can program and manage the execution of the digitization and this needs special skills and analytical minds. ManpowerGroup’s EITEOS (Experis IT Employment Outlook Survey) indicates 46% of employers are keen to hire candidates with a higher learnability quotient, especially in the 0-5 years’ experience slab. Having said that, these Organizations prefer candidates who are well versed with the requirements of the job. How do they strike the balance? How do they get exactly what they want?

There are IT solutions companies like Experis IT which specialise in IT recruitment and can prove to be beneficial for both candidates as well as IT firms who look out for customized skilled talent. The Graduate Hire Program by Experis IT is a unique scalable model that helps IT companies fulfil their IT recruitment needs and find skilled IT professionals in the Fresher’s category.

Salient features of the Graduate Hire Program are:

  • Innovative training techniques to up skill graduate hires in a residential environment.
  • Modern state of the art training facilities (provided by skilling partners) working under professional guidance of Subject Matter Experts
  • Real-time training environment with curriculum designed in consultation with client as  per business requirements and organizational culture

These young IT professionals once trained, are deployed at various IT projects which kick starts their IT career.

The Indian IT industry will continue to be a net hirer, majorly governed by evolving job requirements that do not even exist today which will primarily be around next generation UI, gadgets and infrastructure.

Start-ups will contribute substantially to the IT employment in India as the industry has an ever growing set of start-ups and many of these are working on very niche technologies – AI, block chain, robotics etc.

A lot of non tech firms are going digital as they realize the potential digitization offers in driving efficiency and customer convenience to the next level. Therefore, IT recruitment in these companies will be significant especially for data analytics and machine learning experts. Health Tech and Fintech are the fastest growing segments.

Below are certain key advantages for IT firms if they opt for a model like Graduate hire for their IT recruitment.

 Project based talent- Technically sound professionals with low attrition rate are available for IT companies since these professional are specifically trained as per the skill requirements of the client.

Cost savings- where client is able to hire less experienced but highly skilled resources for delivering work performed typically by 4-6 years experienced resources.

Such model is not only beneficial for clients but for young IT professionals as well who wish to make a career in the IT industry.

Below are certain key advantages that Graduate Hire program has for IT professionals.

Practical knowledge – Working in the simulated environment bridges the gap between theoretical information and Practical knowledge which is the main gap area in the education system.

Latest Technology- Young IT professionals get exposure of working on the latest cutting- edge technologies during the project which helps them to develop & enhance their skills.

Global projects- IT professionals get to work on global projects which adds a lot of value to their career. It helps them to position themselves well in the IT industry and helps them carve their own career path.

Work Ready – They are made work ready during the training process and can start delivering from day 1 of their employment.

Instant Employment – They do not have to go in search of jobs after the training program as they are deployed in the project post the training program based on their learnability quotient.

For IT companies looking at agility with efficiency and attrition-proof IT talent for their key projects, Graduate Hire Program is a solution with more than 90% success ratio

Author :
Manmeet Singh – President
ManpowerGroup Services India Pvt Ltd
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Recruitment Process Outsourcing – a new trend in HR

Recruitment Process Outsourcing, commonly known as RPO has been a familiar term among recruiters and recruitment organizations. However for Organizations not in the recruitment, this is a new trend which many Organizations are currently exploring for their manpower recruitment process. There has been a growth in the RPO industry in the recent past and in 2018 it is poised to surge at 11-12% in the global market.

Apart from being a cost effective model, this brings in agility in growth prospect for the organization and enables them to focus on their core business goals while leaving recruitment of the core growth drivers to an external partner.
In today’s cost effective economic environment all organizations are looking forward to have a higher productivity with minimal operational cost. The current economy has seen many a start-ups mushrooming who would not like to build their HR until they reach a certain level and that is when RPO helps. Below are some of the reasons why RPO is going to be the best choice for corporate recruitment.

Quick Hiring Process: Most of the organizations find it difficult to fulfil a vacant position within a short time span and this costs them a deficiency in their productivity. Searching new candidates, posting ads on the job boards, screening the CVs, conducting interviews etc are time consuming affairs. RPO firms makes it easy specially if RPO is taken from a firm with Global footprints. RPO firms have an established process, large candidate database and well connected network making it productive in the shortest possible time.

Simplified Recruitment Process: Most of the companies’ recruitment cycles run slow due to lack of a properly coordinated architecture. This may lead to faulty hiring decision that in turn increases operational costs. RPO is the right solution for this kind of a scenario. They have a fully structured and simplified recruitment cycle and an organized advertising of the vacancy, training and on-boarding procedures. This feature leverages the recruitment problem off the board and allows organizations to focus on their core services.

Occasional Recruitment: This is a major reason why organizations are opting for RPO projects. There can be scenarios where an organization may go through a bad financial phase and not able to do recruitments, and another one where there is an expansion in business and there is a sudden requirement of manpower - in both the scenarios RPO is the best cost effective solution.

Lower Attrition Rate: Increased attrition rate is a big reason for worry in MNCs. A resource dropping out from an organization increase the entire cost that has been spent on him/her from screening till onboarding. This has given a spike in the recruitment process outsourcing market in India. Attrition is directly liable to the RPO service providers hence it is their prime object to screen a proper resource that can fit the role for which s/he has been hired for.

We are living in the era of digitization and artificial intelligence and the recruitment sector has also been influenced by technological advancement. Below are some of the points that will illustrate how technology is helping the recruitment sector to grow.

Evolvement of recruitment software that can interact with candidates in a more personalized approach and can send them promotional articles. Products like CRM integrated with live chat support and social media connectivity will be a trending software for RPO firms.

Artificial intelligence will play a great role in searching good talents for millions of candidates. This will help a recruiter to focus more on a high value candidate who are apt for a particular job role.

Big Data Analysis is another technical medium that is going to be a good tool for scaling and screening qualified candidates according to their potentiality and job tenure. This tool can also be used as a predictive tool to determine candidates willing to switch job.

Mobile technology brings opportunity in all sectors and with no exclusion in the recruitment field. This has been observed that most of the candidates uses mobile devices to browse job opportunities, get email alerts, and research potential employers. Mobile apps also influence employer branding and better connectivity opportunity. Tech-savvy candidates may lose interest in a company whose website takes more than a few seconds to load onto their mobile device.

For companies looking at agility with efficiency and attrition-proof HR services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the way to go.

Author :
Manmeet Singh – President
ManpowerGroup Services India Pvt Ltd

Toll free 1800 120 120 000