In an exclusive interaction with People Matters, Anthony Joseph, President of Human Resource, Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) throws light on how the talent acquisition function is evolving under technology.
How have you seen the Talent Acquisition function evolving over the years?
I am going a little back in time wherein I would like to shift from the subject of talent acquisition to industry itself. I started my career a long time ago. Back in 1993, the industry was different, a very controlled economy or the license raj as we call it. We would wait for the budget announcements which would be a significant guide for us on what the next year would look like. From then on, the economy has opened under the Prime Ministership of P V Narasimha Rao and Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Finance Minister in the 1990s, and what we see today is a very different India and a very different world when compared to what it was when it was started. So that’s one.
Secondly, what you would see in India specifically were a lot of British companies in certain segments and engineering companies which had an affiliation or technical collaboration with Japanese, German or British companies. Chemical companies, manufacturing, and banks were huge both in terms of the public sector and the private sector.