By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: The TCS company has "democratised talent spotting” through this online test novel method. Reportedly Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of India's biggest hirers, is changing the way it has been recruiting engineering graduates over the past many years. The tech company is digitizing the recruitment system, and reducing its dependence on the traditional process of going to campuses to find candidates which is the way much of the IT industry hires today. Starting this year, it has started a pan-India online test called the National Qualifier Test and is following that up with a video interview, or a face-toface interview, depending on the candidate's location.The company says this has enabled it to reach out to a far larger student talent base, as also complete the recruitment process in three-four weeks, compared to the three-four months it took under the traditional process. TCS traditionally had a pool of 370 accredited colleges where it visited annually for fresh hires. With the online test, the company said it could reach out to nearly 2,000 colleges, including those "in Baramulla, Kohima and other far-flung areas”.The number of students who registered for the test on the company's digital platform iON was 280,000 from 100 cities and 24 states. This figure is 175% higher than the number of students who registered for the traditional process last year.
Reportedly Flexi staffing's popularity is rapidly rising and Karnataka dominates the IT flexi staffing business in India, with a market potential of $1 billion, followed by Maharashtra at $500 million, and Delhi-NCR at $200 million, says the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), an apex body of the flexi staffing industry. With the rise of technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, IoT, big data and machine learning, the demand is growing for new technology-based services. In a survey done by ISF, 63% of respondents felt mobility and cloud computing were the most important skillsets, followed by cyber security at 53% and analytics at 51%. Respondents felt these were the top technology drivers across organisations.The IT industry is increasing flexi, or contract, staffing as its businesses become more volatile. It allows them a great deal of flexibility because if the business fails to grow as anticipated, it is easier to shed staff, which is the industry's biggest cost element. Many with niche skills are also opting for flexi work, making it important for companies to use this pool.You can be a startup company. Start your own staffing and recruitment company after preparing a business plan as you are poised to get about one month salary for permanent staffing or you get about 30% margin if you hire on your roll and provide temp staffing to other companies..Information technology is one of the most important mass employer in the country today providing significant value addition and employment creation. Be ready, set, and disrupt yourself and rebooting yourself! Staffing and recruitment is worldwide business and it is match making business. Sitting anywhere and anytime you can run your staffing and recruitment company. They are match makers andmatch the requirement in IT Company and job aspirants. Reportedly to help you benchmark your compensation levels, Robert Half Technology releases a Salary Guide every year, complete with the most current information and advice on starting compensation, workplace issues and the hiring outlook worldwide. These are only indicative average forecast salary figures. You can get present salary tariff cards with respective job codes and job descriptions contacting respective IT companies. Highly skilled and experienced IT professionals, even those who aren't actively seeking jobs, often receive multiple offers. And the employment offers are fiercely competitive: Above-market pay and other attractive financial incentives are common, and offers may include stock options, flexible work schedules and other perks. In this market, employers must move quickly. Organizations that have lengthy interview processes or wait too long to extend job offers can easily miss the opportunity to make a great hire.If an overarching conclusion can be drawn from the insights of tech brains and IT professionals, it's that 2018 is shaping up to be the year of IT as a change agent. IT is poised to move fully to the center of the business in 2018, as digital transformation becomes a top strategic priority. CIOs and their tech organizations are well positioned to drive that change, thanks to IT budget growth, head count increases and a pronounced shift toward strategic spending. Amid the breakneck pace of change in technology and business alike, where should you direct your focus in the new year?.Thekey highlights and data points on budgeting, hiring, business priorities and disruptive technologies that promise to define the IT landscape in 2018.To win in 2018, talent acquisition and Information Technology business leadersneed to stay ahead of the latest recruiting trends. Companies and institutions are under pressure to find top talent at lower costs while competing with big brands and promising start -ups. The recruiting industry is undergoing pockets of disruption. Social media and digital marketing are becoming the new norm in how we recruit. With innovative recruiting technologies and techniques emerging almost every day, we are witnessing the democratization of recruiting. Any company -big or small -can now find high quality talent at scale with the right tools and strategy. Software is the backbone of IT in the digital age, touching almost every aspect of our lives. Reportedly it's another great year for those working in tech, as salaries across every vertical saw significant increases.