Nasscom lines up standards, job portal for IT job seekers

Written by Kirtika Suneja | New Delhi | Updated: Sep 18 2013, 14:06pm hrs
JobsNasscom will soon come up with a workforce market intelligence system or dedicated job portal for those seeking employment in the industry.
In a move to streamline the hiring of skilled professionals in the IT industry, Nasscom will soon come up with a workforce market intelligence system or dedicated job portal for those seeking employment in the industry.

The portal has identified 510 job roles across four broad categories IT services, business process management (BPM), engineering and R&D and software products. The new optional, job-role tests will assess a candidate for specific skills in a job and certify for it. The certification will be done by the Sector Skills Council (SSC) and carry the logo of the government and National Skills Development Council.

The portal, being developed by the Nasscom BPM Council as per the guidelines of the SSC, will act as a career guide for job seekers besides generating demand-supply reports for the sector. Besides, Nasscom is designing massive open online courses (MOOC) for the same.

Companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Accenture, Genpact, IBM, Dell, Cognizant, Convergys and Microsoft are part of the Nasscom Skills Council.

Industry has now started making significant investments in tools, technology and talent. The first-ever sector occupational standards guidelines will help students, industry, and academia to garner the best of the opportunities available and come together to contribute to the growth of the industry, Nasscom president Som Mittal said.

The council has finalised 67 roles at the entry level, 313 roles for middle and 130 at the leadership level and will start with six job roles this year. The standards are in line with the plans of the Bureau of Indian Standards.

It is important the industry now has some standards and frameworks because BPOs are moving up the value chain. The thrust is now on creating good quality work force. We have a strong HR and training team in Aegis and are willing to help Nasscom with curriculum and training, said Sandip Sen, global CEO, Aegis.

Nasscom has more than 1,500 members of which 25 companies get contribute 60% of the business.

Nasscom projects $50 bn from BPM

The countrys $20.8 billion business process management (BPM) sector is expected to touch the $50-billion mark by 2020. As per Nasscom, $42-43 billion would come from exports and the rest from the domestic market. The Indian BPM industry comprises $17.8 billion exports and $3 billion of domestic market. India has a 37% share in the global BPM market which is expected to increase to 40% by 2020. The growth is coming from increasing share of knowledge services like data analytics and legal. Analytics revenue has risen to $3 billion growing at 23%, said Nasscom president Som Mittal. FE Bureau