[AI] Train for the best

vishnu ramchandani vishnuhappy at yahoo.com
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. 

People friendly

Keeping with the trends and high requirements, Wipro
has been working towards creating a strong and
empowered HR team and to enable the same, they’ve
an initiative called People Ambassador’s 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
be aligned
to organisational needs.”

This initiative targets at helping create an HR talent
pool, which is important to develop and maintain an
organisation’s 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 Accenture’s
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.

Be prepared

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
globalised market.

The training deal and the institutional collaborations
envisaged will allow students to have a feel of
on-the-job training.

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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