He is currently in charge of Human Resources and Staffing and was instrumental in building Google’s reputation as one of the best employers in the region. Prior to Google, he has extensive work experience with DELL, Maruti Udyog Limited and Infosys Technologies Limited in areas such as Manpower Planning, Organisational Development, Training and Staffing.
Mr. Varghese spoke about the current job scenario that is witnessing unprecedented growth on account of the employment opportunities in the service sector, growth in talent pool and overall upbeat economic environment. He emphasized the fact that ‘Intelligent Recruitment’ is a key factor for organisational success especially as the work environment gets more complex, competitive and unpredictable. He elaborated on various problems faced while recruiting such as low employability due to lack of soft skills, reach of the brand in attracting skilled labour and retention of this labour. The fact that Google spends a considerable amount of time and energy on the recruitment and development of its people is what makes it one of the best companies to work for.
Mr. Varghese shared various interesting view points and the students gained a number of useful insights. The talk captured the attention of all present and was an afternoon well spent.