Generation Y in India is a remarkable group. Utilizing their professional skills and potential is crucial if the Indian economy is to move up the value chain. As Baby Boomers (born 1946 – 1964) retire, both Generation X (born 1965 – 1979) and Generation Y (born 1980 – 2000) are replacing them.
The Quess Staffing Recruitment Certification
The Quess Staffing recruitment certification initiative was launched in March, 2013 and our first programme was delivered in partnership with the WE School, Bombay. The primary aim of the programme is to familiarize students specializing in HR with a practical approach and the finer aspects of recruitment. This is the first time that a business organization like Quess Staffing is investing 36 hours of its senior executives’ time in teaching the course along with the practical work.
Most HR students have a less than acceptable appreciation of the recruitment function, a critical role that HR plays in organizations. In fact a study reveals that most organizations spend nearly 50% of their time recruiting people, and about 90% of our HR graduates are exposed to recruitment only in their first jobs. At Quess Staffing, we felt that there is a dire need in preparing HR students to deal with this crucial role and the Quess Staffing Recruitment Certification Programme is our way of giving back to the community.
The program covers five modules including a mix of real-time examples, market trends, workshops, and professionals from Quess Staffing engaging with the students on multiple levels so that when they enter the corporate world, the science of identifying talent is prioritized —helping organizations scale up with the right people and leaders.
The program was extremely well received and the first batch of 51 students was certified by Quess Staffing after thorough verification of their understanding of the recruitment business.
Stewarded by Marcel Parker, Director & Chief Mentor, key contributors to the success of this program included:
- Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Director of the Institute
- Prof. P. Vijayan, Dean of HR, WE School
- Amrita Nathani, Partner – Quess Talent Solutions
- Guruprasad Srinivasan, CEO – People Services & Logistics (PS&L)
- Vikas Sethia, Head – ESP [Excellence & Sustainability Programs]
- Jaison Jose, Associate Partner – Quess Talent Solutions