CHENNAI: Around 90 students from the Southern districts got offer letters from reputed sector wide companies on Saturday, as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and private sector employment firm EmployabilityBridge conducted joint hiring sessions for top companies.
Called FLAG, the programme seeks to give both companies and students a one-stop solution for locating talent and getting hired. The model is supposed to help companies save time, cost and travelling to number of colleges to find required manpower.
“It also communicates that good candidates are spread across institutions, not just concentrated in the renowned ones,” said Emmanuel Justus, CEO, EmployabilityBridge.
Saturday’s session, conducted at the Jerusalem College of Engineering, saw more than 300 vacancies from companies like Tata Communication, TVS & Sons, Hinduja Global Solutions, Financial Software Systems, LatentView, SwarnaPragati Housing Microfinance and Lakhotia Enterprise.
“FLAG is a series of intelligent graduate hiring events offered by Employability Bridge software in association with CII to ease the hiring process for leading corporates. We enabled them to meet students from 121 different colleges at one point today. This is the point of the model,” said Justus.
The main focus of FLAG as a programme, however, is to provide students from tier two and three cities opportunities with good companies. “FLAGs have been held in many smaller cities/towns like Salem, Dindugal, Tiruvallur, Tiruchengode, Poosaripatti, Kaniyur and Kannur so far, and provided corporate job access to the students from smaller towns. This has increased their access from 10 companies to over 45 now,” he said.