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HireMee joins hands with Global Mentorship Initiative to bridge the gap between graduation and jobs

HireMee joins hands with Global Mentorship Initiative to bridge the gap between graduation and jobs

| @indiablooms | 02 Jul 2024, 05:58 pm

In a first of its kind, HireMee, an AI-enabled Talent Assessment and Hiring platform, has signed a MoU with Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI) to bridge the gap between graduation and first career jobs for young graduates from diverse communities.

The GMI Program connects student mentees with mentors who provide guidance and business skills in preparation to enter the job market after graduation, thereby enhancing their employability quotient.

The MoU between GMI and HireMee will make the GMI Program available for free to the youth across India. HireMee will initiate an outreach program for students who are in the last two years of their undergraduate course and between the age of 20 and 25 years to take up HireMee’s free employability assessment.

Driven by its endeavour to ensure that ‘no talent is unemployed or underemployed’ HireMee enables equal access to opportunities for small-town youth by connecting them with employers.

A social enterprise, HireMee provides artificial-intelligence (AI) proctored assessment covering seven sections including core domain for students finishing their diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate studies in a range of disciplines. The assessment scores of test takers are shared with companies looking for talent and listed on HireMee platform. This service comes at no cost to companies as well as job seekers.

Announcing this Venkatraman Umakanth, Senior Vice President and Head, HireMee said, “Our partnership with GMI will select HireMee assessed youth to be mentored by volunteers from top global brands and enhance their employability quotient. This mentoring would greatly help talents, especially from underserved communities, hone skills, and thrive in their corporate career.”

“Establishing a professional business network and learning communication strategies is critical for the job search. We are delighted to make the Global Mentorship Initiative (GMI) program available to the youth across India and enhance their employability quotient even further,” said Jon Browning, CEO, Global Mentorship Initiative.

What is Hiremee’s free employability assessment?

Typically, a major gap found even among bright graduating students is their limited ability to present themselves, articulate clearly, and lack of confidence. And this is where HireMee steps in to help students. The core assessment method being to make the students aware of his/her strengths and areas of improvement across seven key areas which includes aptitude, domain areas and psychometry. This would help him/her/institution take measures to bridge the gap thereby enhancing the employability quotient; and be spotted by over 2,000 companies who have registered on the HireMee platform and get hired.

GMI’s success rate:

With over 5,000 mentors in 120 countries, GMI’s mentors come from organisations such as Microsoft, LinkedIn, Genpact, among others, to build a more equitable workforce through leveraging digital resources, mentorship, AI, and human connection.

The GMI Program has been a global success. For students enrolling in the GMI Program, there has been a 37-point average increase in career confidence & skills after mentorship (from 53 to 90), 74% of mentees globally had a job within six months of graduating, and 82% of the respondents said that the GMI program was crucial in helping them get hired.

HireMee was established in Salem in 2017 as a social enterprise, and today, nearly 2,000 companies get access to a wider pool of pre-assessed talent from across India readily and at no cost. These companies include Bajaj Housing Finance, Burger King, Lenskart, Tata Starbucks, Teach for India and Zoho.

By working closely with All India Council for Technical education (AICTE), National Career Services (NCS) and National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) and a few skilling initiatives in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana state, among others, HireMee has helped over 720,000 talented small-town youth get assessed at no cost by assessing them free of cost and connecting them with companies, big and small, that value diversity and inclusivity.

Nearly 60 per cent of 280,000 interview opportunities to be considered for jobs soon after graduation have gone to students from Tier-3 and Tier-4 towns, with almost half of these opportunities for women candidates.

The ‘Made in India’ HireMee emerged among the five finalists in the prestigious $5 million XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling competition in the USA in 2022 becoming the only non-American entry to make it to this list.


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