Timesjobs.com has announced the launch of Quest to serve as a platform to ensure that corporates hire the right people, with the right skills for the right job, ensuring a right fit. Multiple surveys, including the recent FICCI Study on employability have indicated that there are enough Job vacancies for Freshers. There are just not enough Employable Students.
Narendra Jadhav, Planning Commission member in-charge of education, agrees. “Survey after survey has shown that 33 per cent of our graduates are unemployable,” he said.
Organizations thus, in a bid, to fulfill their human capital needs, go all out to identify and lay hands on scarce employable talent. To maintain leadership, corporates are actively seeking assessment & recruitment solutions to acquire the correct skills in their HR, to remain ahead, and this is just what Quest provides.
Speaking at the launch of Quest, Vivek Madhukar, Sr. VP, TimesJobs.com said, “TimesJobs.com has already established its leadership with corporate India offering some of India’s finest e-recruitment solutions. Quest is bringing in the next level of corporate empowerment, providing skill assessment solutions to organisations, ensuring the right people, with the right skills are hired for the for the right job, ensuring a right fit.”
Quest is designed to provide a host of online assessment examinations that cover both the Core Domain Skills of the assessee, and the extremely significant attribute – the Ability to Learn. Currently, Quest is focused on providing assessments for the immediate requirements of Fresh Engineering and MCA graduates from colleges across the country.
Quest is approved by a host of employers, including the reputed names of the National Stock Exchange, Allied Digital, Netcore Technologies and IndiaMart. Clients enrolled with this programme will be able to hire pre-assessed students who qualify through Quest, and are provided with an interface that allows them to search the Pre- Assessed Quest candidate database based on customized parameters.
S Quotient Analyzers, an organization focusing on Competence Assessments is the online testing partner in India for Quest. Having worked extensively in the last five years to help a lot of organizations with its Pre-Hire and Readiness Assessments, Saurabh Misra, CEO, S Quotient Analyzers said, “Quest would provide students with a great platform to differentiate themselves and thereby enable Employer to hire quality talent.”
Corporate giants of the new economy are high on people dependence, and we are accelerating towards a scenario where – “Money’s at a discount and talent’s at a premium”