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Transforming Business Is Critical To Survival: Gurpreet Bhatia,HR, TalentSprint

Gurpreet Bhatia, Senior Vice President, HR at TalentSprint, talks to BW Businessworld about transforming business and affect on jobs by new technologies

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Tell us a few anecdotes about the employee work culture at TalentSprint? How do you encourage employees to utilise their full potential?

Transforming the business is no longer a luxury but critical to survival. At TalentSprint, we ensure that this evolution is exciting and challenging for our employees. As an employee, all you need to bring to the table is a love of challenges and an open mind. You will reach pinnacles that you did not even dream of!

Another pillar of our success story is our focus on internal branding. In our business, we change lives of thousands of youth across the country. Our Daily Sales Bell and Star Badges awarded every day in the presence of the entire organisation go a long way in keeping the motivation soaring and driving healthy competition within.

What are the skills that can help employees in getting hired?

Dynamic business models and technology overhauls are disrupting the industry. It’s ensuring that every skill becomes obsolete by the time a critical mass in the industry learns to grapple with it. Mastery through years of practice and experience are extinct concepts no longer relevant.

The ability to learn, unlearn and relearn at a lightening pace is worth a gold mine in the current scenario. Problem solving in new situations, embracing change and comfort with ambiguity are far more valuable than education and experience. Add grit to this mix and you have a winner who will be welcomed by any employer!

Which are the areas that will have better job prospects? What are the qualities that can help candidates for recent hiring?

It is time to ‘differentiate or die’ and one of the clear writing on the wall is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will impact all industries, whether it is IT, banking, manufacturing or Services. AI/ ML is the next industrial revolution and Gartner predicts that AI/ ML will add 2.3 million jobs by 2020.

Hence, IIIT, Hyderabad in association with TalentSprint, has recently announced a program on Foundations of AI/ ML which will equip job seekers and working professionals with an ability to build and deploy AI/ML and Deep Learning applications at your workplace. 

What are the initiatives taken to promote diversity? Also, what is the gender ratio in your workforce?

With a more than 40 percent diversity ratio at TalentSprint, we can boast that diversity is central to our organisation thinking and critical for our business. We have flexible working hours, working from home, part-time as options available for all our associates.

What really makes our diversity story a success is the entrenched belief among our leaders that women professionals add a different dimension to our business growth. And for that, every leader is looking for ways to make them successful. If there is no policy, we do not hesitate to create one. If someone wants to start their second corporate innings, we welcome them and create the right environment for their success.

What policies are being used to retain best talent in the company?

Autonomy in decision making and high transparency ensures employees no longer feel like employees but owners in the organisation. Meetings with top leaders on a regular basis ensure that there is a consistent message that they are valuable in our growth story and we want to invest in them. We also connect with their families and their personal lives actively; all of which leads to a very strong emotional connect and a professional gratification which is almost impossible to expect from any future employer.

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