TCS democratizes entry-level hiring by looking beyond the traditional campus
With the demand for expertise in technology growing at an exponential pace, there was a critical need to rethink talent acquisition at scale and deploy new methods to recognize and retrain candidates who truly fit the bill. As part of its larger recruitment strategy, TCS, therefore, designed the National Qualifier Test – an entry-level exam in India that leverages a nationwide talent ecosystem by going beyond the college campus. TNQT is an online screening exam open to every engineering student across India, regardless of the college or sub-discipline they belong to. This test is held on TCS’ digital platform, TCS iON™. With this process, selection of candidates from over 300,000 prospects could be completed in just two days.
Apart from a career in next-generation technologies, top performers in the TNQT also qualify for a differentiated, entry-level hiring process called TCS Digital, with an even more attractive compensation package compared to those offered to recruits that clear the selection process. Students who perform above a certain grade in the TNQT and display higher-order thinking in the talent stream are thus sieved via a separate selection process. Traditional talent acquisition techniques rarely account for such differentiation in compensation designed around a candidate’s level of digital acumen.