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Mahindra Satyam supports mid-career women

Anuradha Shukla | May 30, 2011
Stepping up efforts to attract talent across the Asia-Pacific and India.

Global consulting and IT services provider Mahindra Satyam is encouraging mid-career women seeking to restart their careers at their company after having taken a break for personal reasons.

The company is stepping up efforts to attract talent across two of its fastest growing markets - Asia-Pacific and India.

Part of its regional business strategy, these initiatives are targeted towards potential employees both within and outside the industry.

The highly talented pool of mid-career women who want to restart their careers at Mahindra Satyam will have to undergo the selection procedure as per the corporate norms.

These professionals will be evaluated based on their potential and the company will offer various training programmes so that the selected candidates are re-oriented easily to corporate processes.

Attracting senior leadership

Mahindra Satyam claims it has been successful in attracting prominent senior leadership by constantly raising the bar for its internal talent development practices.

"Women make a significant part of the tech workforce today and 'Starting Over' is a novel way of honing that talent base effectively. 'Starting Over' nurtures talent right from the initial application stage and ensures opportunities to all candidates by offering three employment avenues: internship, part or full time. In this way, we ensure that all candidates are optimally employed," said Suresh Samudrala, head HR, Asia Pacific, Mahindra Satyam.

Mahindra Satyam notes that it has also achieved more than 55 per cent localisation of its employee base in every country outside India that the company operates in.

It has tied up with Singapore's premier university, NUS, and other prominent universities to recruit soon-to-be engineering graduates. These professionals will be deployed as full-time project staff on "live" implementations across the Asia Pacific after completing training for three months at the company's Hyderabad (India) and Cyberjaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) global delivery campuses.


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