[AI] Train for the best
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Thu May 22 05:07:24 EDT 2008
Train for the best
Author: Priyadarshini Nandy
Gone are the days when jobs needed preset skills and a
degree. Companies now rely mostly on training to find
the right person
With expectations and skill requirements in the Indian
IT industry becoming extremely specific and targeted,
companies have resorted to stringent internal
and external training programmes to get the right kind
of people and improve their existing talent pool.
Keeping with the trends and high requirements, Wipro
has been working towards creating a strong and
empowered HR team and to enable the same, theyve
an initiative called People Ambassadors Programme.
The programme selects non-engineering graduates from
across India and grooms them over a three-year period
to become high potential HR professionals.
In addition to their performance in the management
aptitude test, recruits have been selected based on
their professional interpersonal sensitivity, problem
solving skills, customer orientation, self confidence
and team working abilities which are much needed
skills for any HR professional.
Pratik Kumar, executive vice president, Human
Resources says, This is a unique approach for
nurturing and building our HR talent pool that would
to organisational needs.
This initiative targets at helping create an HR talent
pool, which is important to develop and maintain an
organisations broad talent base. Throughout
the journey, the People Ambassadors receive coaching
and mentoring from senior HR managers of Wipro. Apart
from the live hands-on experience in the HR
domain, the People Ambassadors have also been given an
opportunity to pursue a three-semester, and work
integrated collaborative Executive Diploma in Human
Resources Management programme from Symbiosis
Institute of Business Management, Pune.
Accenture too has a high-end training programme for
its own employees. The company, together with Indian
School of Business (ISB) has launched the Accenture
Management Development Academy in India, an online,
classroom and on-the-job training programme designed
to develop and nurture leaders from Accentures
mid-level management in India.
The academy is an innovative career-development
opportunity for employees and has been designed to
help collect best practices from academia, industry
and also bring additional focus to the critical
delivery-management skills of Accenture professionals
focused on providing systems integration, technology
consulting and outsourcing services.
To take things a step further, Intelligroup, Inc., a
global provider of business consulting, technology,
and outsourcing services has signed a Memorandum
of Understanding with Orissa based Jagannath
Institute for Technology & Management, an institution
affiliated to the Biju Pattnaik University Of
The idea behind this tie-up with JITM is to ensure a
high quality source of ERP and IT professionals as
well as bring opportunities to the rural areas.
This association is intent on creating a competitive
advantage for students in the complex and chaotic
The training deal and the institutional collaborations
envisaged will allow students to have a feel of
Intelligroup will identify and train students when
they are set to enter their final year of academics.
More and more companies and education institutes are
coming together to ensure high employability within
the IT industry and to keep with the changes in
the global talent industry.
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