Youth4work analyses India’s talent scenarios in it first ‘yTal India Report’

New Delhi: As India looks forward to reap the potential demographic dividend in next 5-8 years, the positive economic outlook and integrated measures taken at various levels are likely to boost the dividend. Many government agencies and industry players are developing processes to build a strong talent pipeline and utilize it to make India the superpower it deserves to be.
While the skill development framework is being developed to boost employment opportunities, it is also critical to look at the current talent situation and devise an achievable plan of action accordingly.
Youth4work released its first edition ofyTal India Report – insights on India’s Vital Talent scenarios, showcasing an analysis of nearly 1.5 lakh people self-assessingtheir 5 talents across 6 states of India. Various insights drawnwith an aim to understand the talent scenario in the states can help skill development agencies, including training institutes and colleges, to plan measures that further improve the scenarios.
Rachit Jain, CEO of Youth4work says, “We consider Talent is an individual’s inclination towards any productive skill that can be employed to generate income for the economy. Youth4work empowers people to self-assess and showcase their talents to the world. People take up self-assessments to show a stronger intent towards a talent and understand their relative standing w.r.t. other talented people. The insights and suggestions in this report canhelp to improve the relevant employability scenarios in those states.”
Based on the analysis that considers number of people who self-assessed their talents, average rating for the talents and variation across and within states:
• Overall, the people of Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh show less intent towards self-assessing their talents, whereas people in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh take more initiatives to showcase their talents.
• People in all states recognize the importance of Aptitude as a professional talent and make efforts to self-assess and improve the same.
• People in all states also seem to understand the need for soft skills related talents like English Language and Communication Skills and make efforts to know and understand their relative position for them.
• Core Java is the talent with least variation across all the states, i.e. individuals with Core Java talent will exhibit relatively cohesive productive behavior than other talents. This can be assumed for other technology based talents as well.
• People from Delhi have better Communication Skills than other states, whereas people from Andhra Pradesh have the most scope to improve.
• For English Language usage understanding, people from Karnataka come out to be thebest of the lot, whereas Andhra Pradesh lags in this as well
• Delhi also leads ahead of all other states for Aptitude, whereas Tamil Nadu stands last.
• For Core Java, a software industry specific talent, people from Maharashtra are the best from all states, however Andhra Pradesh has maximum people for this talent.
• In Marketing skills also, people of Maharashtra are ahead of all crowd from other states, whereas people in Karnataka exhibit very cohesive performance.
• In the states of Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, skill development agencies have tremendous potential to improve and increase their efforts towards enhancing people’s employable talents.