71% Product Managers in India don’t have Software Engineering Degree

“Back in the day, all of the product managers at my companies wanted to leave to go get their MBA. Today, everyone wants to go to business school to leave and become a product manager.”

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Belong Executive Briefing: Hyderabad Edition

“HR should be able to speak the business language and help business understand the need and importance of talent. At CDK, every challenge is discussed on the table between the talent acquisition and business functions, thereby smoothly resolving most of them” - Narane Gundabathula, Head of Talent Acquisition, CDK Global

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Belong Executive Briefing: Mumbai Edition

“Technology has to simplify itself for recruiters to adopt them, it has go beyond the standardised use cases and help recruiters get better” - Binoy Varghese, Talent Acquisition Leader, Network18

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Outbound All Stars Awards - An evening to remember!

The Outbound Hiring League is an initiative honoring the achievements and success of the best recruiters in the Industry. What started as a quarterly league-style contest culminated into the Outbound All Stars Awards this October. The last quarter of the league, in fact, saw overwhelming support and participation from over 200 recruiters across the country. 

The Outbound All Stars Awards shine the industry spotlight on recruiters driving extraordinary business value, candidate experience and employer brand growth – the many ways in which Outbound Recruiters drive tangible benefits to their organizations. Joining us at the Awards were HR leaders from some of the most talent-focused companies like Adobe, Tesco, Deloitte, Flipkart, Ola, Goldman Sachs and more. 
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Amazon, Microsoft developers contribute most to open source in India

"Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow," says the Linus' Law.

What the law, named in honor of Linus Torvalds, means is that the more people who can see and test a set of code, the more likely any flaws will be caught and fixed quickly - the very premise on which the concept of open source is based.

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Outbound Hiring - The Winning Play in the War for Talent

Way back in 1998, a year-long study conducted by a team from McKinsey & Co. found that the most important corporate resource over the next 20 years would be talent: smart, sophisticated businesspeople who are technologically literate, globally astute, and operationally agile. And even as the demand for talent went up, the supply of it would go down. They called this study the ‘War for Talent’.

Almost 20 years later, two experts Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Adam Yearsley had a more dire outlook - that the war for talent was over, and everyone lost.

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Belong Executive Briefing: SHRMiAC Edition

"One of the consistent challenges in hiring today is that JDs are built on existing talent, and based on JDs built years ago, instead of looking at what the candidate willbe doing in the role in the future." - Amit Avasthi, Global Head Human Resources, CeleritiFinTech

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Women in tech: There are 3 times more male engineers to females

When you Google ‘women in tech’, you are sure to stumble upon a plethora of forums and collectives clamouring for better representation of women in the technology sector.

And it’s not just an empty slogan. There’s enough evidence and research that suggests that having more females in teams fosters innovation, creativity, productivity and results in more revenue.

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Why We're Heading to SHRMIAC (And You Should Too!)

“When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.”

One of the most iconic lines from Game of Thrones comes very close to describing the state of events in the HR industry today. In an exceptionally competitive market, companies are constantly playing against each other to stay ahead in terms of product, profits, and perhaps most importantly – in the war for talent.

That’s why it’s only fitting that the theme for this year’s SHRM India Annual Conference is ‘WIN’. The two day event, over 14th and 15th of September, gives you the opportunity to learn from top HR and Business leaders, check out the latest tech at Asia’s largest exhibition of HR Solutions, and monitor talent trends through incredible learning sessions.

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