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Featured Blog Posts – August 2008 Archive (4)

BPO schools turn hot....

Recently there were some discussions on the decreasing quality of the resources available . Just caught on this news item on indiatimes. here is the extract "The acute skill mismatch in the labour-intensive BPO industry is spawning a whole new breed of BPO schools in the country.

NIIT with Genpact, has set up a JV, NIIT Institute of Process Excellence (NIPE) which has a mandate to train over 100,000 people in two years.

All of the top 15… Continue

Added by Rajat Verma on August 13, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Legal and ethical issues when employers check applicants’ profile on social networking sites

Employers are looking at the Facebook, MySpace, and blogs of prospective employees, even internship applicants, in order to make hiring decisions. Is this legal? Ethical?

There is not a lot of case law yet regarding social media. Many situations simply have not been tested in court, so there is little in the way of guidance at present. But we do know a few things.

Can an employer legally decide not to hire you based on a review of the contents your Facebook or MySpace… Continue

Added by Posco on August 7, 2008 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

How to improve the overall quality of training in BPOs

Recently as a part of my research on how to improve the overall quality of training in BPOs I came across two great suggestions.

My area of concern was "At times it has been observed that what is taught in training is way different from the practices that are followed on the shop floor… do u think some changes are required in the way we train our agents and bridge the gap….or do you think that trainers and Ops should sit together before… Continue

Added by Amit Saxena on August 5, 2008 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

The coolies are scheduling the trains

Hi all, Chanced upon this article written by Shashi Tharoor for TOI... (it's an old article but i guess it still holds some relevance !) "It has become fashionable of late, amongst our bien-pensant classes, to sneer at the success of India's business process outsourcing industry the call centres and the like which have become the visible face of globalisation in our formerly protectionist land. Some 700,000 Indians work in the BPO…


Added by Priya Verma on August 3, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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