We recognize the urgent need for leadership and communication skills to supplement core domain knowledge and increase effectiveness in the workplace.
National Skills Development Corporation
Talerang´s mission to develop leadership and work-readiness in high potential talent will be of great help to organizations and is definitely an urgent need in the Indian context.
Rajeev Dubey¸ Mahindra and Mahindra
President– Group HR¸ Corporate Services¸ and Aftermarket Sector
I could have hit the ground running if I had had the benefit of Talerang´s immersion program.
Paritosh Agarwal has worked at D.E. Shaw, Teach for India and McKinsey and Company
Unfortunately¸ you don´t get a second chance to make a first impression. Learn how to do it right the first time.
IIT Delhi¸ Harvard Business School
22nd October 2017
Talerang began as a project at Harvard Business School with the aim to bridge the gap between what colleges teach and what organizations look for. After a year of conducting research at several organizations and running pilots at a few leading colleges in India, we found that less than 60% of the students surveyed felt ready for a front-office job. Less than 50% had someone to go to for advice on their life path. Almost 50% of students at top undergraduate universities in India do not secure work internships in their college years, which makes their first job the first time they have ever worked.
Additionally, our research identified that between the college education students receive and the demands of today’s premium organizations there was a gap of six key skills. We felt that if things continued this way, India would soon see a crisis in the work-readiness space. A real crisis – one that has the potential to disillusion our youth and affect the health of our economy.
Based on the research, Talerang sought to address the transition from being a student to joining the workforce, and a social enterprise was born in the summer of 2013.
Since our inception, we have run multiple interventions to bridge the gap. First, we launched our Future CEOs Program (formerly Work Immersion Program) where students are hand-picked and taken through a rigorous combination of training, mentorship, feedback and work immersion. Second, on request from corporates and colleges we conduct specialized programs for them. Third, we write for the media to spread the word to a wider audience and conduct continuous research to update our curriculum based on the industry’s needs.