With growing demand for excellent IT and digital human resources, Japanese companies feel the need to connect with the talents from India more efficiently and efficiently
Companies all over the world are accelerating the efforts for DX in order to respond to drastic environmental changes; utilize data and digital technologies, and transform their products, services, and business models based on the needs of customers and society. Under such circumstances, Japanese companies have been recruiting more and more in India as they concluded a digital partnership in 2018 with India, home to the excellent IT and digital human resources in the world. However, many Japanese companies have voiced their concerns about recruitment in India. Therefore, Tech Japan conducted a survey on highly skilled human resources in India. In collaboration with JETRO since 2020, Tech Japan has also conducted a survey in Tokyo sponsored by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). In order to accelerate the recruitment of Japanese companies to India, Tech Japan has been organizing the "Working Group on Recruitment from India by Japanese Companies" with the cooperation of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Embassy of India in Tokyo to identify issues, brainstorm solutions and create a platform for discussions. Based on the research and requests from Japanese companies and Indian universities, we have developed the online platform to solve the problems and to accelerate the recruitment process. The online platform enables Japanese companies to efficiently and effectively discover and recruit students from Indian universities through internships.Survey of Indian Highly Skilled Human Resources in Japanhttps://www.meti.go.jp/press/2021/03/20220301001/20220301001-2.pdf
Established by the Indian government to train highly intellectual scientists and engineers
23 campuses in India
Every year, more than 2 million people take the exam, but only about 10,000 are enrolled.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was established by the Indian government to train the world's best science students. Since establishment of its first campus in 1951, 23 campuses have been built to this day. The Indian Institute of Technology is also known as one of the world's most difficult institute to get into. Several alumni are now leading numerous companies as CEO, CTO all over the world, making IIT and India an extremely talented pool of human resources for the IT industry.
Severe competition with Major Overseas Companies, Unique Recruitment Rules of Universities, Japanese companies face a number of obstacles in their recruitment activities.
The universities have their own unique rules when it comes to recruiting students. Companies are allotted a date and a slot to interview the students based on their brand, past record and student consensus. It is very difficult to get and keep the best dates as companies including the global giants such as GAFA are competing for the same dates. Furthermore, it is difficult to evaluate candidates within a limited time and to make an offer on the same day of the interview. There have been past cases when the company has traveled to India for a recruitment interview, but the interviews did not lead to any desired results.
Tech Japan Hub allows companies to recruit interns and form a group of highly qualified students. The platform's unified format makes it easier to approach multiple universities at once. It allows the companies and students to deepen mutual understanding through the internship program. At the end of the internship, students who have performed well become eligible for an offer of full time employment.