Recruitment and Selection Procedure of Patni Computer Systems Ltd. The following article is a summary extract from the dissertation projects of the MBA and BBA students of Skyline College. Skyline, situated in Delhi and Gurgaon (NCR) is a premier institute providing management education specialising in MBA and BBA degrees and specialist courses for travel and tourism as well as mass communication. For further information on the article content or on the institute please CLICK HERE to visit the official college website. This dissertation was completed by Anirudh Dayal (2007 – 2009) on the topic Recruitment and Selection Procedure of Patni Computer Systems Ltd. Summary Objectives: Procedures followed in the recruitment process Criteria of recruitment Jobs specification Various recruitment sources used by the company i.e. both external and internal. Recruitment sources preferred by the company Channels used for displaying recruitment vacancies. Is there any role of trade union in the company. Is there any reservation for SCs, STs etc in the company. Current rate of employees turnover in the company. What steps did the company takes to reduce the employees turnover rate. Steps used in selection procedures. Is there any changes made in recruitment and selection procedures during the last five years. Scope: The scope of my study is to observe the degree of satisfaction levels of the employer as well as the employees as per my sample size towards the process of Recruitment and Selection Techniques adopted by the company. I will also study the deviations if any, towards this effect that I will be experiencing in my research. Apart from getting an idea of the techniques and methods in the recruitment procedures I will take a close look at the insight of corporate culture prevailing out there in the organization. This would not only help me to aquanaut with the corporate environment but it would also enable me to get a close look at the various levels authority responsibility relationship prevailing in the organization. Also the stipulated time for the project is insufficient to undergo an exhaustive study about the topic assigned and moreover the scope of the topic (Recruitment and Selection) is wide enough, so it is difficult to cover the entire topic within the stipulated time, but still whatever I could do towards this effect, I will do that. Limitations: Although the limitations that I faced in the organizations is the absence of Trade Unions, otherwise which could have help me in understanding the industrial relations in a comprehensive manner. Secondly, the limitation that I have is the scope of collection of sample size which was confined to only one department, which would have other wise made my study and observations in an effective manner. Thirdly, the stipulated time for the project is insufficient to undergo an exhaustive study about the topic assigned and moreover the scope of the topic (Recruitment and Selection) is wide enough, so it is difficult to cover the entire topic within the stipulated time, but still whatever I could do towards this effect, I have done that. Conclusions: 1. From the analysis it is clear that more than 91% of the employees are working in the company, for a period of less than 3 years. Only 8.33% of the employees are working in the company having completed more than 3 years. So it is evident that the employees of the Hughes Software Systems are much younger. It indicates the recent trend of recruiting fresh candidates by the organization. 2. I have given various options for joining of the candidates in the organization in the questionnaire. Also I got more options from the employees while interacting with them. Most of the employees (28%) have mentioned the salary package as a reason for joining the organization. 16% of the employees have mentioned or pointed it out the working environment as the reason for joining the organization. 17% talked about the reputation of company and 23% mentioned about career growth opportunity. So I can say salary package and career growth opportunity are the more attractive to the employees. 3. From the analysis of recruitment and selection procedure it is clear that for recruiting employees Hughes Software Systems mainly conduct written examination followed by interview. Written exam is mandatory for mainly all types of recruitment. For selection of the technical candidates they have to go through three mandatory interviews, out of which two are technical interviews and one is the interview with the Human Resource head. Recommendations 1. After looking and analyzing all the criteria in the organization, I have analyzed that the company lacks in job security. Job security forms an integral part of an employee’s motivation to lend full dedication to his services to the organization. 2. As a result of a constant threat to ones position in the organization, an undercurrent of mutiny was prevalent amongst the employees I came across. The disdain was more amongst the entry level executives. In order to get full support of the lower level staff policies should be devised to sense such signals.