Fresher’s getting hired are gaining popularity with big companies in the private sector

Fresher’s getting hired are gaining popularity with big companies in the private sector

Fresher’s getting hired are gaining popularity with big companies in the private sector

Students have come to depend on the campus placements to provide them a good launch for their career.

But what is the view point of the companies that come for campus placement? How valuable are campus recruits in the larger scheme of the company's growth and progress?

What are the skills that are taught from entry level talent? Also what kind of training investment is made on junior /entry level talent?

Innovative and original thinking, efficiency and scale are gaining currency as attributes in the people we recruit.

At the entry level we hire talent that showcase qualities of being a team player, ability to think through the ambiguous situations an attitude of constant learning and sharing.

The ability and competence to put in that extra effort and being ready to go that extra mile to deliver to the best possible abilities also provides an edge to the candidates.

Significant investments are made by learning and development to provide hired candidates numerous opportunities to enhance their professional knowledge with the classes, seminars and the online tutorials. New recruits are sent to boot the camp, to familiarize them with the company's approach and practices.

Morning team meetings are run by junior as well as the senior staff giving opportunities for the young leaders to develop.

Also available is the Global Markets Institute a global seven months training programme for the graduates, focusing on building consultants with the strong capital and commodity market knowledge and the domain skills.

The program is useful for all the fresh graduates joining in North America, European Union and India.

What is the hiring forecast for the upcoming year? Will there be more entry-level hiring or senior management?

In terms of sheer volume, demand for middle level jobs will outpace the demand for senior or entry level jobs, given the focus on specialized roles and higher mobility for such roles. However, the biggest growth will come at fresher level, as companies will look to hit the colleges again to grow their foundational layer.

This year will witness an increase in demand for specialized skills in organizations to enable a differentiated positioning. Specialized skills like analytics and big data, visualization are gaining momentum in the capital markets space. Also, demand for WPF skilled professionals will be huge this year due to a significant shift from Win forms to WPF skill requirement in Investment banks along with focus on hiring strong core Java skilled talent will continue.

Any specific employee-centric policy that you have at Sapient that has helped boost talent retention?

A key part of our people success strategy is to understand what makes people stay in an organisation therefore we focus our HR tactics on retention. Our goal is to create an environment that allows us to grow people from within. We believe in growing employees organically and most of the global leadership team comprises people who have been working with Sapient for many years.

We re-inforce performance and strategic context through the performance and people growth programs. Our strategies include performance improvement planning, growth planning and focus on feedback. We constantly collate feedback from our people through various official and unofficial platforms.

We recently launched a platform to share views and thoughts called, Sapient Pulse. It aims at understanding what makes our people think of Sapient a great place to work in. We also offer multiple job rotation opportunities for people, which enable them to grow both horizontally and vertically over time. It helps them build capability and also grow in their careers.

Which colleges are popular for campus recruitment and why?

The campus-hiring programme is one of the most important sources of building a good talent pool and we have an extremely structured approach to hire, train and induct them within Sapient. We go to all the key engineering colleges across India to get the best talent. Our strongest need is to build domain skills along with technology skills; so a percentage of college hires come from colleges which specialize in the energy or marketing domains (such as UPES Dehradun, PDPU Ahmadabad and MICA Ahmadabad)

How effective is lateral hiring in the Indian market vis-a-vis campus recruitment?

Organizations need to have a combination of short-term versus long-term talent strategy. Hence, both modes of hiring are important in building a strong talent supply to enable growth. While lateral hires are hired for specific roles and are therefore expected to get on the job and become productive sooner; college hires are a long term investment as they require training, integrating and nurturing in the organization by special campus programmes before they are ready to be on the job.

At Sapient, we do both lateral as well as campus recruitments; we believe that both have their merits. Our approach is a combination of buy (experienced hires), borrow (contracting) and build (college hires). In addition, we also plan to hire some experienced hires (buy) to train (build) i.e. buy to build.

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0 # Rohan 2019-05-05
Hii, I want to be a good doctor, plz suggest me the best MBBS colleges in Aurangabad-Maharashtra?
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0 # Jagan 2019-05-06
Its good that you are interested in medical field, get good MBBS colleges in Aurangabad-Maharashtra are Mahatma Gandhi Missions Medical College - Aurangabad ; Mahatma Gandhi Mission's Medical College ; Government Medical College-Aurangabad
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0 # Tushar 2019-03-01
Hii, I am from Thiruvallur let me know, What is the need of NEET Phase II?
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0 # Jagan 2019-03-02
If a phase I test taker of Thiruvallur oe other places is not satisfied his/her performance in the test or if a candidate has missed out to apply for NEET, he/she can apply for phase 2 exam, It is a second chance provided to aspiring candidates.
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0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hii, What are the career opportunities of Bachelor of Education course after my degree, also suggest some b.ed colleges in Satara?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
The B. Ed course is an excellent choice for making career in teaching profession, it is very respective profession for candidates, find some good colleges for it-Rayat Shikshan Sanstha's Azad College of Education ; Jai Bhavani Education Society Girvi's Shikshanshastra Mahavidyalaya ; Shri Swami Vivekananda Shikshan Sanstha Kolhapur Sanchalit College of Education
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0 # Priyansh Older than three months
Hello, I have done B.Sc Honors in Mathematice, am I eligible for MBA, if yes plz suggest MBA colleges in Poonch
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Yes, you are eligible for MBA, any graduate can do MBA if one have maths in 12th, find the list of MBA colleges in Poonch here- MBA in Poonch
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0 # Himmat Older than three months
Hii, plz suggest me What higher studies options are available after completion of MBBS in Viluppuram?
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
On completion of MBBS, for being specialised in a specific field, candidate will have to take up MD or MS course in Viluppuram with appropriate specialization.
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0 # Tushar Older than three months
Hello, I am from , plz tell me Is there an any degree equivalent to MBA and of same weightage in terms of placement
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0 # Jagan Older than three months
Hii, PGDM is equivalent to MBA, you can do PGDM from any good college of , so you can get placement easily
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0 # Himmat Older than three months
Hii, I am from Nawanshahr, plz tell me Is there any provision that one can pursue any other management degree or diploma in IIMs without appearing for any entrance test ?
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0 # Shruti Older than three months
No, for getting admission in IIMs for management course, you should have to clear entrance exam, but there are many other MBA colleges in Nawanshahr where without entrance you can take admission
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0 # Aarush Older than three months
Is there any age restriction applicable to apply to the B. Ed course, plz suggest good b.ed colleges in Etah as well
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
Most NCTE recognized institutions from across the country require that applicants must have completed at least 18 years of age in the year of admission, some b.ed colleges in Etah are Sir MU Degree College ; Dr ZH Degree College ; Shree Jagveer Singh Chauhan Smriti Mahavidhyalaya ; Shri Faiyaz Hussain PG College
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0 # Tushar Older than three months
Hi, I want to know the type of questions asked in CAT Written test, also tell me is there any good MBA college in Jalgaon
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
There are three type of questions in CAT exam i.e. quantitative aptitude, data interpretation and verbal and reading comprehension, there are various MBA colleges in Jalgaon- G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Management ; Khandesh College Education Society'S Institute Of Management & Res. ; Shri Gulabrao Deokar College of Engineering
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0 # Priyansh Older than three months
Hello, I want to know about the entrance exam for MBA, also suggest some MBA colleges in Amritsar
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0 # Mukesh Older than three months
There are various exams for MBA i.e. CAT, MAT, XAT, SNAP, etc, you can give CAT for IIMs, find MBA colleges in Amritsar here-Guru Nanak Dev University ; Indian Institute of Management Amritsar ; Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology
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