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Skills Gap Analysis: A Case of Faridabad Industries in India*

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Skills Gap Analysis: A Case of Faridabad Industries in India

 

With more than 50% of the total population below 25 years of age, brings India as one among the young nations in the world.1 It has been estimated that in India the working age population is going to be far excess than those of the dependents on them for the coming three decades till 2040.2 It posed various issues and challenges in different segments. One of the challenges would be to provide employment to more number of people with lack of enough job opportunities.3 To deal with it, better utilization of the demographic strength of the country in terms of working age population has been identified. Now it has been considered a potential source of significant strength to the national economy and thus we need to continuously upgrade the skills among the working age population. For the said purpose the Government of India put skill development on priority for the country in coming years.4 As per a discussion held at BBC news channel ‘the Government of India started working on skilling more than 400 million Indians with practical skills by 2022.’5

As per the report by NSDA 2015, it is expected that by 2022, India would have 500 million skilled people. Apart from this, it is also estimated that every year approximately 12 million people would join the workforce, so an urgent requirement of adequate skilling of the talent pool is the need of the hour.6 Different initiatives have been taken by the Government of India towards dealing with the challenges of adequately utilizing the talent pool........................



  • 1 Swaniti Initiative, “Skill Development In India–Present Status And Recent Developments”, http://www.swaniti.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Skill-development-Brief-Final-Version.pdf, 2016 (accessed date: October 1st 2016)
  • 2 NSDA, “Skill Development in India Frequently Asked Questions”, https://c27web2.saas.talismaonline.com/NSDA/FAQs_NSDA.pdf, 2015 (accessed date: October 1st 2016)
  • 3 Skill Development, op.cit.
  • 4 Skill Development, op.cit.
  • 5 http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34671961

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Skills Gap Analysis: A Case of Faridabad Industries in India

 

Synopsis

This case study is meant to introduce the students/participants to the concept of training need assessment and its significance. The given case presents skills gap analysis of 21 manufacturing organizations including intermediate, capital and consumer goods industries. It also results in identification of various skills set for which the industry professionals are struggling to get talented manpower. The list of skills set identified can be further used for the purpose of skills development by respective institutions, agencies or bodies dealing in it.

Prerequisite Conceptual Understanding/Before the Classroom Discussion

For the purpose of meaningful case study discussion and analysis, the students must have the knowledge of the concepts of training and training need analysis. They should be encouraged to read the following mandatory reading:

Nick, Blanchard P. Effective Training: Systems, Strategies and Practices. Pearson Education India, 2008 & 2014

Case Positioning and Setting

The case study can be used for the students/participants in MBA/PGDM, Executive MBA, Management Executive Development for courses such as Human Resource Management and Training & Development. The case study may be used for explaining the concepts such as relevance of Training and Training Need Analysis.

Assignment Questions

I. Discuss the key issues of this case. Explain how the skills scarcity can be taken care of?
II. What do you understand by Training Needs Assessment? Why it is needed? Discuss in brief about different types of it and the steps involved therein.
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Abstract

This case study is suitable to introduce the concept of training need assessment and its significance to the students/participants. It presents skills gap analysis of 21 manufacturing organizations including intermediate, capital and consumer goods industries of Faridabad, Haryana. For the purpose of analysis an in-depth interview of industry experts was carried out to gauge their skills requirement at the workplace. It resulted in identification of various skills sets for which the industry professionals are struggling to get talented manpower. The list of skills set identified can be further used for the purpose of skills development by respective institutions, agencies or bodies dealing in it.




Pedagogical Objective


  • To discuss and understand the various ways to deal with scarcity of skills or talent

  • To understand the concept of training need assessment including various issues and challenges involved in it

  • To discuss and debate on the pros and cons of using different methods for identifying training needs



Case Positioning and Setting

The given case study can be used by graduate, post graduate and executive management program students or participants in their courses such as Human Resource Management and Training & Development and Manpower Acquisition. The case study may be used to explain the requirement of training in manpower acquisition, and for discussing concepts such as training need analysis and human resource planning and acquisition.




* GSMC 2017, IIM Raipur


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