August 11, 2008

Grooming Talent Pool

Talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard. Someone who has talent is able to do something without trying hard. It is an ability that someone is born with.

Universities across the country churn out thousands of graduates and post-graduates every year. This talent makes its way into various organizations.

Self Employment is not considered a lucrative option for, in most cases, even in the case of the professionally qualified. Everyone is on a lookout for lucrative options with the Corporates.

Once these talented young men and women join up for jobs, the concerned employers have the duty to manage the talent.

Talent demands job satisfaction, good pay structures, apart from various opportunities to rise in the hierarchy. Market-related packages, mentoring and a congenial working atmosphere must be provided to the youngsters.

Employee Productivity

The Human Resources departments in organizations should be well-equipped to train the new joinees.

Employee productivity in organizations reveals the contribution of the human resources to business and to the profit levels.

Talent within organizations is commensurate not just to the salary and perquisites payout, but also to the cost involved in training.

Serious Business

New entrants into organizations have to live up to the faith reposed in them. They should realize that they have to work up the ladder.

Talent management is serious business and an integral part of human resources development.

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July 17, 2008

PepsiCo India – Approach to Tap Female Talent

PepsiCo India has taken an unusual approach to recruiting. The company has teamed up with, to exclusively target women who wish to return to the corporate world.

From the time this initiative was made effective, the Web site has received a huge response from female candidates.

The Job opportunities offered include part-time and full-time options.
These are basically into consulting and sales and marketing. Most importantly, they allow the applicants to work from home or have flexible schedules.

The percentage of female employees has increased dramatically in the company and currently comprises 33 percent of top management positions and 15 percent of the remainder of the workforce.

PepsiCo India along with is working to expand the initiative to other multinational companies such as Microsoft India and IBM India.

Source: Diversity Executive Magazine

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