Ideate - Idea Generation for school to work tranisition (Employer POV)

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Ideate - Idea Generation for school to work tranisition (Employer POV)

  1. 1. IDEATE Poornima Venkataramanan August 12th, 2013
  2. 2. IDEA GENERATION
  3. 3. SOFT SKILLS FOR THE CORPORATE WORLD Employers NEED a way to find the right skills in freshmen graduating out of schools since it helps corporates concentrate in furthering their business rather than spend time preparing them for their careers. • Involvement of the corporate in university curriculum • Have a corporate sponsored course on soft skills in the final year of study • Have a methodology to evaluate the students based on the soft skill training • First preference given to students who fared well during the evaluation process • The first 5 students will be offered internship with stipend to train the resources • The interns to be hired based on performance • Give importance to any of the white paper presentations by students • Evaluation to include ability to articulate the solution and confidence exhibited when talking about a solution • Employers to build corporate scenarios for students to get acquainted with corporate world • Constant interaction of potential employers during the last year of college would boost confidence in students Problem Statement
  4. 4. TECHNICAL SKILLS IN TECHNOLOGY COMPANY Employers NEED a way to find the right skills in freshmen graduating out of schools since it helps corporates concentrate in furthering their business rather than spend time preparing them for their careers. I am bringing in solution for the software industry since my interview was with the Director of Software development in a technology company • Talk about the latest technology to students • Talk about the latest trends in their enterprise • Encourage students to talk further on technology • Reward students for fresh ideas • Reward for ideas that can be taken to the next level • Technical scenarios provided for students and to be technologists to resolve • Importance to be given to the approach rather than only for the solution Problem Statement
  5. 5. HOW DO I SOLVE IF I HAD UNLIMITED BUDGET? Employers NEED a way to find the right skills in freshmen graduating out of schools since it helps corporates concentrate in furthering their business rather than spend time preparing them for their careers. • Set up a career lab / center for training • Training to be initiated after recruitment into the enterprise. • Training to involve • Team building • Leadership • Technical training • Language skills • Soft skills • Management skills • Business etiquettes • Identify the skills in each individual and assign them to appropriate team • This training to span over a period of 6 months Problem Statement
  6. 6. HOW DO I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM WITHOUT SPENDING Employers NEED a way to find the right skills in freshmen graduating out of schools since it helps corporates concentrate in furthering their business rather than spend time preparing them for their careers. • Outsource the training before rolling out the campus offers. • Have an evaluation criteria to select candidates • Those who fare well are confirmed after a training period of 3 months • The recruits go through another 6 months probation period on the job and based on an evaluation criteria then offered a permanent position in the enterprise • This would save cost and time for the enterprises • Potential employers could be guest lecturers while the curriculum in ongoing Problem Statement
  7. 7. IDEA SELECTION
  8. 8. THE MOST PRACTICAL IDEA  Soft skill training as part of the curriculum  The college /university curriculum can accommodate the soft skills training to prepare students for life in the corporate world. Corporates / potential employers would easily give the inputs and mentor students since the talent is groomed to take up challenges and there is a huge cost saving for them. This will bridge the gap between the demand and supply and is the most practical idea.
  9. 9. THE MOST DISRUPTIVE IDEA  Outsource training  Have another entry criteria before the candidate is picked up from colleges. Give it a 3 month course to be conducted by a third party so the enterprise will not be spending time money and labor on the new members coming in. The evaluation at the entry level will determine whether the recruit is ready to face the challenges that the career has to offer. A further period of 6 month probation to the employees would reduce the risk of an enterprise immensely.
  10. 10. THE FAVORITE IDEA  Career lab  My favorite idea is the setting up of career lab by the employer. The new joiners can be huddled together and can be a perfect ground to share their background, find commonalities and build team spirit necessary for any smooth transition from school to work life. This will also build immense confidence in students and raises their level of productivity and performance. It also develops loyalty of new joiners towards that enterprise. Overall this methodology propagates healthier and sustainable development of society and industry.

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