Talent Mobility: Hire On Attitude And Train On Skills

The essential starting point of pertinent learning shall be self-assessment and learning while doing. This is the path all organisations are focused on alongside re-strategising algorithms to nurture talent to drive business outcomes


A post-pandemic era of work has called for acquiring new skills and unlearning the old ones in order to build resilience and relevance in the current times. Industry captains and HR leadership are invested to draft innovation strategies to induct the right candidate in the right seat to be able to evolve and strive for continuous organisational success. 

As the market is switching gates, the dynamics of internal organisational development has to run on the wheels of innovation and collaboration attaining the upward learning curve. “Praveen Purohit, Deputy Group CHRO, Vedanta further asserts, “It is not always about inducting talent but mainly about time invested in grooming and developing high potential people of the organisation. Moreover, management in place ‘MIP’ could lead to enhance the desired productivity.”

Addressing the key factors that are driving the inclusion of newer talent in the organisational matrices Arup Gupta, CHRO, Reliance Infrastructure highlights, “Attitude has become even more critical in order to bring talent into the company. Employees must be conscious and focused on self-assessment, self-learning, and self-development to sail through uncertainties.”

“As company leaders, focusing on how we are creating a better problem for people to solve can lead to redefine and recreate certain jobs, mentions Prashant Khullar, SVP – HR, Max Life Insurance.  Additionally, Khullar shares how are they bringing the mindset shift to change the concept of ‘pressure’ by calling it a ‘challenge’ that can further steer learning opportunities for employees.

Representing the hospitality segment that has been most impacted all the while, Deepak Behl, Director-HR, The Park Hotels emphasises the challenges they faced when employees refused to work in a vulnerable environment. Adding on the similar lines, Behl said, behavioural training was the area where we focussed the most, while speaking at one of the panel discussions well moderated by Ruhail Amin, Senior Editor, BW Businessworld at BW People conclave 2022  

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