Unlike many digital companies that offer services only to businesses and clients across the globe, DESTM mentors and trains individuals who have a keen interest in the field of Information Technology. One of the first steps of mentoring individuals is talent identification. At DESTM, we keep in mind the following before starting the talent identification.
The digital world is constantly transforming, evolving, and a dynamic environment is being created all around. There are new technologies being discovered every hour, and old tools and technologies are getting redundant with time. With the significant transformations that are taking place, it is important to identify the right talents that will forge the future of the industry.
Talent identification is a key aspect in every domain, in every business, and in every industry vertical. With the increasing competitiveness in the IT industry, it is crucial to scout for elite talent in the industry. Talent identification in the digital world involves promoting those individuals who have the right skill sets and the potential to achieve competitive success in the long run. Our talent identification process helps to shape the careers and the success of people working in the IT industry.
When an individual has talent for a particular skill, it means that he/she has the ability to perform or do something better than others. It may also be an innate or natural ability which an individual may not even be aware of.
Talent once identified can be harnessed and developed through appropriate training. Leaders are not born overnight. Their natural or innate talent and ability must be nurtured over the years to enable them to realize their full potential. This is similar to nurturing and caring for a mango or coconut tree, which once fully grown develops tasty and delicious fruits.
After the hidden talents of individuals are identified, it is important to mentor and train them in the right direction based on their abilities and attributes.
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At DESTM, we perform talent identification because it helps us discover proficiencies and qualities that an individual might possess but may be unknown to him/her and to us as well.
An individual might have scored high grades in academics or performed well in his/her present job. However, it is possible that the real skills and qualities of the individual may be underutilized.
For example, Individual ‘A’ may be excellent at coding in the software development process. However, he/she may have managerial or training skills to take charge of the entire team and deliver the best possible results for a business.
Many-a-times, an individual may possess one or more talents which may not be visible unless of course they are tested under different circumstances.
Talents of many individuals may be visible in everyday life. However, these may not be a part of key responsibility areas in a job. For example, managing people, leadership, etc. This is where talent identification comes into the picture.
Large organizations and businesses are investing heavily in talent identification. Those who are not, are really losing on real potential and productivity.
Just like DESTM has incorporated talent identification, every company should include the best talent identification practices as a part of the organization.
Talent identification is all about academics and understanding how much conceptual knowledge an individual has. This is a thing of the past now. There are certain characteristics and behaviours that we look at. These help us in identifying top talents from a pool of individuals.
When we talk about talent identification, we are usually talking about talented individuals in the job market. However, talent is not just an ordinary resource. Talent is not just a person. Talent is a natural aptitude or skill that is needed in today’s fast paced world.
Talent identification need not be done from the outside. Talent does not need to be brought in an organization from other companies. It is possible that talent may already be present in your organization but you may have overlooked it or failed to identify it. When a business or organization, small or big functions under the assumption that it is best to hire people for senior positions from other companies rather than promoting individuals within the organization, it can have disastrous effects on the company.
Talent identification can help revitalize an individual as well as the entire team. Focusing on internal promotions instead of external hiring is the need of the hour for business across the globe in the IT industry as well as other industries.
At DESTM, our talent identification process ensures that we are committed to the overall development & growth of people. This helps to improve retention & engagement of individuals.
Focuses and talent identification, followed by professional and skill development helps individuals in their career path.
At DESTM, we focus on continuous improvement and recognizing individuals in the organization. We invest heavily in talent identification and development, so that an elite leader can pass on the baton to a rising star in the organization.
The talent identification process and strategy at DESTM are quite different from what is followed in other companies and organizations. Rather than focusing on academic and core skills of individuals, we prioritise and give importance to other skills such as leadership, seamless communication, and many others.
We measure potential and talent in employees through various activity-based programmes that test the real skills of individuals when they are presenting a challenging environment.
Some of these skill types that we assess through our programmes include:
When it comes to talent identification, we follow a futuristic approach and not the usual traditional approach.
Being futuristic is important to expand horizons and look at things from a long-term perspective.
At DESTM, we never focus on the short-term results in the IT industry in case of talent identification.
Talent identification & development is not a one time thing. It’s a continuous & an ongoing process that will yield rich fruits moving ahead into the future.
At DESTM, we have successfully trained & mentored thousands of individuals to prepare them in the right way for taking up leadership roles in the future.