Anticipate the future skill set and work to prepare

Anticipate the future skill set and work to prepare - A Thirunavukkarasu
Current skill base must be identified besides anticipated future requirements with a well planned action plan for filling the gap with timelines.

Recently, acquiring talent has shifted focus from the right job fit to the right skill fit. What are the requirements of skill-based hiring and how are organisations adapting to this changing requirement?

AT In the past, job requirements remained static and hence finding the right person to fit the job has been serving the purpose. Progressive companies had a formal succession plan for replacement in the event of the concerned job holder quitting the job. Now the job itself has become constantly evolving. Therefore, there is a need to shift the focus on skill sets and constantly sharpening the saw.

What are the challenges inherent in this approach of hiring and how organisations should address such challenges to optimize benefits?

AT Anticipating future skill sets and tie up with educational institutions, sponsor such skill evolution programs, taking interns and experimenting ahead along with a set of employees without baggage will be the key differentiator for growth.

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A Thirunavukkarasu

a C-Suite HR Professional is Group President- Corporate Development of Besmak Components Pvt. Ltd. Chennai. With more than three decades of experience, Thiru has gained expertise in entire HR domain functions serving reputed organisations in leadership roles like Vedanta Resources, JK Organisation, and Cadila.

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A Thirunavukkarasu

a C-Suite HR Professional is Group President- Corporate Development of Besmak Components Pvt. Ltd. Chennai. With more than three decades of experience, Thiru has gained expertise in entire HR domain functions serving reputed organisations in leadership roles like Vedanta Resources, JK Organisation, and Cadila.

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