Creating diversity at workplace!
A February 2018 report by Deloitte Insights stated that over 69 percent of executives rate diversity and inclusion as an important workplace issue, up from 59 percent in 2014. From leading corporate setups to start-ups, several Indian companies such as Vodafone, Nestle, SAP labs, and Tata Group have implemented projects and policies to develop more diverse and inclusive work environments. But what steps need to be taken to create the diversity a company is looking for?
- Mutual respect for every individual
Every employee brings in her own values and life experiences at work. Every individual irrespective of their age, gender, races and background should get equal access to all the opportunities such as promotions, recruitment, welfare activities, and other incentives. India has been making strides with respect to recognizing rights of the LGBT community (Section 377). These rights not only develop the confidence of minorities but give them a chance to open their identities freely.
- Sound organisational policies and processes
Every company’s policies are in line with its values. There are different types of policies such as healthy and safety, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and recruitment policy. The policy needs to be explained to the staff through trainings and regular feedback must be obtained. To ensure stronger awareness, the staff can implement workplace policies.
- Unbiased attitude
We may grow up with a biased attitude but to avoid it we should be open to other people’s mindset and perspectives. A company can focus on eliminating biases in certain business processes through formalizing mentorship, intergroup manager meetups, diversity goal reminder workshops, and diverse recruitment teams.
Bringing in diversity creates room for innovation and perspectives. According to India alert, India has seen a rise in women employees across different companies. More women are hired in the programming sector since 2015 and in the engineering sectors, women are given more leadership roles beyond R&D, production and product. Infact, PepsiCo research suggests the company’s to have a balanced ratio of men and women working on a project to improve the overall productivity.
Talerang’s copyrighted curriculum was researched as a project Harvard Business School. Our training methodology integrates Harvard cases, proprietary assessments, interaction with guest speakers, industry exposure and personal mentoring for holistic professional development. Our programs offer exclusive opportunities to work with over 250 of the best companies in India including the Aditya Birla Group, Foxymoron, Teach For India, Mahindra Group, Avaana Capital, Z3 Capital and more. Our team is from McKinsey, Citigroup, KPMG, ZS Associates and our Panels include CEOs of top companies. Students get dedicated mentors and interact with industry stalwarts from our Young Leaders Panel and Senior Panel. Our Future CEOs alumni also get to access a network that is a close knit community of close to 1000 Future CEOs who are advised by young industry leaders and a panel of industry stalwarts.
Modeled on global best-practices
Talerang’s programs are different from regular trainings and courses due to the international approach to learning and the international curriculum. During the research at Harvard Business School, we interacted with Year UP, a U.S. based organization solving a similar problem. We further refined our learnings by visiting 100+ colleges and partnering with 250+ corporates who defined our training curriculum.
Our research shows that 6 key competencies - self-awareness, life vision, communication, working smart, first impressions and bridge to career help young talent succeed. Additionally, jobs of the future require a combination of 14 skills including research, analytics, digital marketing, finance, strategy, coding, communication and design. We ensure that you are learning in a planned and structured manner with a focus on being relevant for jobs of the future.
Proven track record
Talerang gets applications from close to 100+ premier colleges across India and has several rounds of selection. Our highly selective cohorts are academically bright, have demonstrated leadership and volunteered to impact their communities. Our previous students are articulate all-rounders including national level swimmers, debaters, festival organizers, entrepreneurs and performers. Over 4 years, we have placed 99% of our students and our proud that over 90% of them have been consistently rated as work-ready, with over 50% been given call-back offers for full-time jobs! The jobs and internships we provide are premium with a focus on quality.
As special projects, we have been invited by research teams from Stanford and Harvard to conduct trainings on their behalf and also been the organization of choice for pre-placement training for IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and IIT Madras in an official capacity. From Tata Trusts to Trilegal, various corporates have also invited us to on-board their entry-level hires.