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Wim Elfrink @ WEF: Focus on Education for your Country’s Future

May 21, 2008 - 5 Comments

Wim Elfink, EVP and Chief Globalization Officer, offers his thoughts and take-aways at the World Economic Forum (WEF), Middle East in Egypt. He talks about the discussions at WEF on what the world might look like in 2025 and what role ICT will play to help achieve country’s economic and educational goals. Bottom line: focus on education for the future.

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  1. Maybe 90% of managers are manipulating the professional CVs to match their project requirement. And this, absolutely true for all the companies, They do while sending resume for onsite opportunities and bidding for the new project

  2. Yes.It was a great shocking news in India. my friend is working in Satyam computers. Now he is suffering because of many problems like you told.He is searching for job.The information in the article is true. I agree with your post.

  3. Yeah I am completely agree with you bro... because I have one of my friend in India who had been treated the same way you described.

  4. When I started thinking about why education is so important, I remembered my school years, the grounding years of anyone’s education. I went down memory lane to remember all my teachers, my school subjects, the study and the play! I never really hated school. But I have seen many who hate going to school; I have had some friends who did not like the idea of studying in classrooms. Many of you must have unwillingly entered your school gates.... But all of us know this dislike never lasts long. We soon start loving school and it is when it is time to leave school that we are in tears.... What is school life all about? It is all about laying the foundation of our education. It is a place to understand why education is so important and how important it is! It is an institution, where we learn to read and write. School transforms kids into literate individuals. It is where we get our basics cleared and at the point of leaving school, we are all set to soar high in life, enter the new world in pursuit of our dreams.

  5. Clients must be cautious while dealing with Indian Software companies like satyam and wipro.They became experts in forgery and cheating clients.We are seeing the cases where Indian companies like satyam and wipro itself is making employees to show more fake experience so that they can present them to client & then the same company sacking them later sometime giving the reason that theese guys faked in CV & so are fired. Are all of their project managers sending genuine CVs while going for bidding a project, I am sure 90 per cent of managers are manipulating the professional CVs to match their project requirement. Even they ask the employees to manipulate the CVs, show the experience according to need of the project, This is absolutely true for all the companies, They do while sending resume for onsite opportunities and bidding for the new project, they train their employee in a tool, but puts them as they are working for 2 to 3 years. If clients will themselves do deep level verification, I am sure all the managers would have faked their employees resume. This is a naked truth happening in IT industries, so Why are you judging at the lowest level only. My suggestion if one candidate is caught then they should them entered as Entry Level and can give them as lateral entry package, bye the way the person has already got training at outside institute by spending his own money and company don to require him to train. If one is faking technical skill and got selected that mean the interviewer has not capacity to judge in interview?Every person is guaranteed right to work, which is a fundamental right under the constitution of India and International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, ratify the same.This database needs to be Cent per cent fool proof or like the case of Mr.Lakshman who was held in police custody for 50 days for mistaken identity ( he was suspected for using an IP Address from which is malicious activity was done, later the ISP firm confirmed it was a mistake from their side and Mr. Lakshman never had the said IP address). An employer’s wrong comment or negative attitude could ruin an employee’s life and future.So if satyam and Wipro has started this initiative they should also take full responsibility for any mistake/misinterpretation of database that they are sharing.Satyam and Wipro is scared that those who quit Wipro may join other companies and become against ultimately…that is why such wierd initiative. first it has to look its internal problems before servicing others.