Published: 02nd June 2018
Think you are job ready? 'Experience work' with this company before you enter the market
The Adecco Group provides an innovative and hands-on framework to address youth unemployment
The youth across the globe today is grappling with unemployment and is in need of guidance and training to help them find a match in the job market. The Adecco Group, headquartered in Bangalore, is a leading end-to-end HR solutions company which helps the youth in getting exactly that. Through its 'Experience Work Day' and 'Way to Work' programmes, this wants to tackle youth unemployment and skills shortages, develop young people’s employability and help them enter the world of work.
The company focuses on Executive Search Requirement, Training & Learning and Temporary Staffing services to client organizations. It organised its second edition of ‘Experience Work Day’ in April 2018, in Bangalore, Mumbai, and Delhi.
Most fresh graduates think they are job ready once they obtain a degree. However, every job demands certain additional skillsets which most of them lack. At this point, education and up-skilling is the strategic necessity. “Recent skill development initiatives from the government and corporates alike are helping skill fresh graduates to better meet industry requirements”, says Anviti Sangwan, the HR Director of Adecco Group.
Through the ‘Way to Work’ programme, Adecco plays an important role in bridging this skills mismatch by providing guidance and training. Anviti says, “Temporary work, internships, work experience schemes and apprenticeships can help youngsters to take their first step onto the career ladder”.
Anviti further says, “Adecco Group is committed to tackling youth unemployment as they often lack required skills, apart from the general shortcomings of a traditional education system." Through programmes such as ‘CEO for One Month’ and ‘Adecco Way to Work’ the company gives participants a hands-on idea of what employers are looking for. "The ultimate goal is to impact their lives by preparing them for future employment, and to empower them with the necessary tools to successfully navigate the world of work.”
The Experience Work Day programme, paired participants with professional volunteers, who have already worked and have experience in the field of the participant's interest. The pairing gave youngsters the right set of guidance and advice with regard to there career goals. The workshop articulated on the growing trend of ‘social recruiting’.
Apart from focussing on 'social recruiting', the students also learnt ‘to be job-ready’ in the era of digital transformation and automation. Digitally talented people are already so highly in demand that many large, traditional companies must reinvent themselves to attract them. Online learning is an easily available option to upgrade one’s skills and improve their career prospects, in this regard.
Anviti adds that the company will continue to conduct activities that aim to solve issues related to youth unemployment and global talent mismatch. "We will provide professional coaching, free workshops, training in job hunting, personal online branding, preparation of effective CVs and advice on how to best perform at job interviews.” In addition, they will continue to host their initiatives such as Adecco Experience Work Day, and 'CEO for One Month' internships, apart from other internship opportunities and activities via their career centre, through the year.