Demand for data scientists shoots up by 400%: Belong Talent Supply Index™ 2018

The second edition of the Talent Supply Index measures demand and supply for 28 in-demand tech roles; finds there’s massive talent shortage for 20 of them

Businesses have been sitting on enormous quantities of data over the years - be it customer, partner, or internal data. These companies are now using data science capabilities to build the next set of products which will be highly personalized.

As a result, data scientists are in high demand in most businesses with an online presence.

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The Future belongs to Outbound Recruiters

In the collections of the British Museum, there is a decree signed by Julius Caesar in 55 B.C., promising a reward of 300 sestertii to any soldier who brought another to join the Roman army. This could very well be the first official recruiting program that history can relate to.

In the post AD era, a recruiter began to be defined as a person whose job is to enlist or enrol people as employees, in the armed forces, or as members of an organization per Oxford Dictionary. The importance and prominence of recruiters today often goes unnoticed – they very well have the ability to change people’s career graphs, touch lives and impact how organizations perform and scale. A quick look at Google Books Ngram Viewer shows the number of times the word recruiter has been mentioned in books right from 1800 all the way up to 2008.

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Outbound All Stars Awards 2018 - Bigger and Better!

On the 20th of July 2018, we were thrilled to host the second annual Outbound All Stars Awards to celebrate the top talent acquisition teams and recruiters from across the country. 

The awards night is the culmination of The Outbound Hiring League - an initiative honouring the achievements and success of the best recruiters in the Industry. 
It shines a spotlight on recruiters driving extraordinary business value, candidate experience, employer brand growth and more tangible benefits to their organizations. Joining us at the Awards were HR leaders from some of the most talent-focused companies including Amazon, Accenture, Cisco, Tesco, Airtel and many more! 

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Mixers goes National: Outbound All Stars' Delhi Chapter Kicks Off

After the splendid success of the Bangalore edition of the Outbound All Stars Mixers, the Belong crew flew down to the national capital to host the first ever Mixers in Delhi.

With the temperature crossing the ungodly 40 degrees, the talent acquisition fraternity in Delhi-NCR got together to beat the heat at the chic Farzi Cafe in Gurgaon last week. Teams from Sapient, Airtel, Accenture, Genpact, Samsung, among others, gathered to learn from industry leaders, celebrate recruitment and have fun!

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Belong Events: "Talent in the Era of Digital Disruption"

“We need to invest in bringing the best talent in. We cannot expect them to apply to us.”  - Krishnakumar Natarajan, Co-founder, CEO & MD of MindTree

On 25th April 2018, we brought together industry leaders from leading organisations to discuss ‘Talent in the Era of Digital Disruption”. The invite-only event, organised in association with Matrix Partners, was attended by leaders from companies such as Flipkart, Mindtree, FIS Global, ANZ, IBM and others.

The key focus of the evening was to learn about how hiring the right talent is now the most critical differentiator in each of their respective organisations, and how a talent-focused strategy is the only way to maintain a competitive advantage. Tarun Davda, Managing Director, Matrix Partners India  opened proceedings for the evening by presenting critical insights on Talent and how a Talent first philosophy has enabled Matrix Partners stay ahead of the curve.

“Our Prime Minister today is talking about Digital India as a key agenda, as a leader leading each of our Organizations it is critical to build key Talent initiatives that help us achieve our Digital goals" - Tarun Davda, Managing Director, Matrix Partners India.

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Indian Techies are Quitting the Fastest in 14 Years

You are looking to hire a Senior Data Scientist with 5 years of experience working in a product company. And yes, one important detail. She should have spent a minimum of 2 years at her last job. Stability, you see, is a ‘non-negotiable’ for you.

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Belong Executive Briefing: Bangalore Edition

“As talent acquisition, we need to ask ourselves how do we carve out a differentiated experience for the candidate. What is the value proposition, what is that one experience that the candidate wants to join us for?" - Suresh Ramachandra, Director & Head COE Talent Acquisition, Capgemini.

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Introducing The Outbound All Stars Mixers!

While Talent Acquisition is the secret force driving the success of every company today - building teams, finding game-changing talent, and establishing enviable employer brands - it is also one of the most undervalued functions.

That’s why we wanted to bring the community together to celebrate recruiters, learn from industry leaders and have fun! We organized the first Outbound All Stars Mixer - an exclusive event where we brought together Talent Acquisition teams from some of the most innovative and talent-focused organizations in Bangalore, including Cisco, ABB, Amazon, Dell, Flipkart,  Intuit, JCP, Directi, Philips, Samsung, and many more. 

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Recruitment Trends in 2018: Here's what the Experts are Predicting!

 

2017 saw acronyms like AI, ML and IOT attain mainstream TA lingo status, conversations around employer branding and candidate experience getting louder and the often overused phrase, ‘War for Talent’, finally ringing true.


As we enter 2018, we asked 5 talent acquisition leaders about what they think will be the biggest trends in the recruitment space in 201

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