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Constant change of skill sets key for tech workers: Expert
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Constant change of skill sets key for tech workers: Expert

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Bengaluru, May 10 : Technology-based companies that are searching to grow in India are going to need staffing augmentation options that depends on constantly changing skill sets of its workers who have to tune themselves according to this wave, Rituparna Chakraborty has said.

Speaking in an exclusive interview, Rituparna however said technology based companies going to rural areas in India and the rural youth gain such skill could be a long journey, but achievable. She said where staffing augmentation comes into the picture for top Global technology companies, they will look for agility among its staff in this industry. Those who are ready to keep up with constantly changing skill sets, will get their due.

‘’ I think technology also has a big role to play in transforming the staffing industry per se, in terms of how we can run our business more efficiently and present more value for our customers’’.

Rituparna an industry veteran with 17 years of experience, in TeamLease, India’s largest and foremost people supply chain company and played a significant role in transforming it over the last decade into an over Rs 3000 crore company.

She, as the President of India Staffing Federation, which is a conglomerate of Staffing industry stalwarts, is actively promoting growth of the Industry and strategise to initiate amendments to the regulatory framework that govern labour workforce in India.

On the event of the Indian Staffing Federation, Information Technology Conference, Technology 2020, here she said, ‘’ I think technology also has a big role to play in transforming the staffing industry per se in terms of how we can run our business more efficiently and present more value for our customers.

To a question she said the automobile, healthcare, e-commerce, retail are the other spaces where technology is being adopted at a faster pace, apart from the IT sector, and the youth aspiring to becoming technology experts need not look just at IT, but many other streams.

On the scope of bringing more women in the tech industry, Rituparna said, ‘’Women can be hired in any industry and the prospects are high in all of them. However, the challenges include societal issues, inhibitions in the mind of women, regulations and organisational policies. Technology expertise can only help them up to a certain point’’.

To a question on how rural India will benefit from Urbanisation and Industry 4.0, Rituparna said the key to solve this gap will be to bring a change where India will be able to move technology jobs to the rural spectrum.

‘’ It is premature to think that technology companies can impact rural India in creating jobs, as yet. All this while, wherever the jobs are, people from rural India have been going to the jobs in the cities. However, that is not a long term solution at this point of time.

‘’The change will come when will be able to move the jobs to rural India. That is the impact that we need. But we have still a long way to go. There is much more to the country besides its cities, this we have to realise. (UNI)