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Monday, August 22, 2016
Job Opportunities to Over 40,000 IT Tech Engineering & Freshers Across the Country?
There is a big challenge - Out of over 1,50,000
engineering students, who graduated in last year from colleges across India, 80
per cent of them were deemed 'unemployable' by India Inc. How does one ensure
that engineering students and fresh engineers are able to showcase their
capabilities in getting the job done? Some of them are lucky enough to get into
a 'branded' college and get placed from campus… but most are not.TechGig Code Wizards -
India’s biggest recruitment drive for final year Engineering and MCA students
is set to change this by providing job opportunities to over 40,000 freshers
across the country.
CREDIBLE ASSESSMENT - THE
SOLUTION TO THE EMPLOYABILITY CHALLENGE
The sustainable competitive advantage of any business is its
people – their passion, dedication, ability and creativity in applying their
knowledge to come up with innovative solutions. With a highly volatile
environment, evolving technologies and challenging market conditions, hiring
the right people with the correct capabilities is critical. And if companies
need more out of a candidate, they need to look for more in a candidate. When
it comes to hiring engineering talent today, evaluating his “tech quotient” is
a must. Tech Quotient is possibly the largest, tangible and most robust
benchmark of measuring the competency level of a candidate as on date and has
been used by nearly 90% of the Indian IT Industry to assess the competencies of
millions of Techies.
INTRODUCING TECH QUOTIENT:
"Tech quotient measures the ability of a technology
professional in theapplication of their knowledgein the work place rather than the
knowledge itself. It also removes bias of institute, location and education
grades," saysNilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times
Tech Quotientis a uniquely designed algorithm that
allows coding competency evaluations across multiple languages. It is a highly
credible measure that tests the capability, coding proficiency and knowledge
application ability. Tech Quotient has been used by all IT Giants who work in
India including Amadeus, Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, HCL, Sapient, Oracle,
Intuit, Persistent, Cisco, Infosys, GE Digital, TCS, HP, Cognizant, Intel,
Fiserv and Amazon just to name a few.
Tech Quotient forms the backbone of the TechGig.com, India’s
largest platform for IT professionals, and allows employers to assess a
techie's individual merit and ability to apply his knowledge, irrespective of
his work experience, designation, previous employers, degrees, qualifications
or past institutions.
LEVELING THE PLAYING
FIELD FOR FRESHERS:
Industry recognized Tech Quotient allows TechGig to successfully
conduct several types of coding contests, skill tests, hackathons and other
tech challenges, including India's Largest Coding Contest – TechGig Code
Gladiators, bringing all techies on to a common benchmark. This technology is
now being rolled out to assess final year students on campuses around India in
theTechGig Code Wizards Campus Hunt.
TechGig.com helps employers identify and hire the best
programmers straight from the colleges through this premium-coding contest Code
Wizards. Before you think that Code Wizards is just another coding contest,
where a bunch of geeks meet to code for pleasure, here’s more information for
your consumption. Code Wizards acts as a serious hiring platform for some of
the biggest IT players including BirlaSoft, Sapient, Amazon, Infosys and Iris
Software. BirlaSoft shortlisted as many as 1,145 candidates from Code Wizards
2015, followed by Sapient (650) and Amazon (515).
THE CODE WIZARDS SOLUTION:
Explaining how Code Wizards acts as a hiring enabler for tech
companies,Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy at Times
Business Solutions, shares, "Code Wizards brings everyone,
despite their geographic location or academy, onto an even platform and uses
Tech Quotient to give a fair and unbiased judgment of their ability to apply
their knowledge in real world situations as a technology professional. Over 25
top IT companies will be using this particular event to screen and shortlist
high performance talent, who may have been overlooked if it were not for this
all-India level event."
Going to campuses individually involves large investments in
terms of time, manpower and money. To avoid these challenges,
many-a-times, companies focus on just a few 'branded' colleges in prime geographies.
This definitely involves lesser effort, but takes them away from a bigger
talent pool. On the other hand, candidates in remote parts of the country also
loose on their chances of getting hired.
Being an online coding contest, the Code Wizards platform
reaches out to the programmers in the remotest parts of the country, to ensure
that hiring companies can reach out to the deepest regions and get the best
talent from across India, irrespective of their geographic proximity to their
Companies like Amazon, who have used Code Wizards, think that it
is a powerful platform that eases campus-hiring activity.Rajendra
Prasad, Talent Acquisition Lead at Amazon, shares his
experience of Code Wizards 2015. He says, “We have leveraged Code Wizards in
few of our campus hiring activities. Code Wizards has immense database of
colleges and students with associated rankings and ratings. This was helpful in
prioritizing from a recruiting standpoint. The team from Times was extremely
helpful in following up and updating the status to the campuses and students.
The entire activity was well managed by them. We would continue our association
with Code Wizards.”
Adding to it,Suhail Akhtar, Head of Development at
IG Infotech, says, “TechGig.com provides a great platform for
online assessment of programming talent. The Pan India reach of the Code
Wizards contest helped us in hiring fresh graduates without having to visit
The latest edition of the coding contest, TechGig’s Code Wizards
2016, is going to see over 25 top IT Companies screen and shortlist students
from over 100 Campuses across India. Final year Engineering and MCA students
can click here (http://www.techgig.com/codewizards) to
get an opportunity to be hired by the biggest IT companies in the country.