Graduate Hire Program - A boon for global IT companies

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.

About the Author
Manmeet Singh
ManpowerGroup Services India Pvt Ltd