Last post May 21, 2013 02:08 AM by lipika. 1 repiles.
Dear All, As the Head of Corporate Relations of a Reputed B-School in Kolkata, I feel that Campus Recruitment is a cost effective mode of getting the right talent for the Corporate.It is sad that many corporates donot give an opportunity to freshers but we should all remember that we all started new some time or the other. Why don't we all come up with an unbiased opportunity for the freshers.Why are we so hell-bent on recruiting experienced people only.Is it relevant experience that is always taken into consideration?In the process of empanellment of the B-Schools is proper advantage being given to the upcoming B-Schools?Why are HR's at times skewed and scared of referrals.Don't you think that recruiting someone who doesn't have the relevant experience is as good as recruiting a fresher. At such market conditions is it not the time for us to groom future prospects and take a new stand as regards it. My learned HR friends,your kind & honest opinion is highly solicited.
One can empathize with you and the students. You wrote: I feel that Campus Recruitment is a cost effective mode of getting the right talent for the Corporate."
Unfortunately while it is,it is not always true. If a corporate comes into an institution and gets 50-75 % of its needs met,then thtat is brilliant.But in most cases they have had to comeback empty handed and then that is zero productivity and nil cost effectiveness. Unfortunately and this very real-many of the students are just not "employable".They can may be speak good English but cant communicate;their attitude is "hey I have arrived-did you notice?and nobody wants to notice because nobody cant see anything to notice This is not a feedback for your school:this is the universal standing today,everywhere. Most youngsters have nothing to show for themselves. So how can an educational institution win the hearts of the corporates: one by networking,two by thinking out of th.e box methods of gainng attention and third by helping the students be ready for the corporate world.I dont mean just soft skil programmes-but by revamping and clearing out a whole lot of cobwebs around. I am writing all this as a consultnat helping institutions do just this.I know how it feels for all stake holders and therefore this response.Warm Regards
This is the usual chicken & egg story.The output from about 1700 MBA Institutes/Colleges(except the top 15 or 20) are so heterogeneous and most of them 'not industry-ready'.Yes perhaps many institutes may have given some superior Knowledge in some functional areas but when it comes to specific industry oriented competencies and soft skills, most of them fall flat.
Except for a few large organisations, who can afford to take 'raw talent', flush them thru 6 months to 24 months of internal re-training and re-orientation, most organisations neither have time , nor patience nor inclination to afford the long induction/incubation process.They want the candiadtes to be operational max in a month to three.
If the Institutes can evaluate their 'output products' right in advance and also start the linkage between the Institute & some Relevant Industries on a regular basis ,may be chances of success are better for the students, the institutes and the industries.Or else it is unviable for SMEs to depend only on campus recruitment.Many such organisations dont even have bandwidth to do such exercise,among so many institutes.
Catherine, I agree with you on this.