PAC offers globally guaranteed professionals for IT firms
Bangalore, Sep 1 (UNI) In a move that could help bring down the high attrition rate in the IT industry, San Francisco-based Professional Aptitude Council (PAC) today launched 'PAC 5 year Global Surety Guarantee', which guaranteed performance at work by PAC tested professionals.
According to a study, high attrition rate was the most disturbing factor for both frontline IT companies like Wipro and Infosys or start up firms. The Indian IT sector had a high attrition rate with 25 per cent of professionals switching jobs in the very first year and 12 per cent jumping during the second to seventh years.
Briefing newspersons here, PAC Director Business (India) Pratima Amonkar said ''the PAC 5 year Global Surety Guarantee makes a firm, financial commitment that each and every person, a member company hires using the PAC examination, will perform as predicted for five years. This guarantee is global and applies to any person hired in any country.'' She said PAC examination was the IT industry's first global standardised exam being accepted by multiple employers to enable companies identify and screen qualified IT applicants on a global basis. It tested skills and aptitude to make a predictive assessment of a person's ability to perform in an IT job within a global business setting.
Ms Amonkar said PAC assured accuracy correlation of 93.62 per cent. Experts from PAC had visited 500 different campuses in India and about 20,000 engineering students had taken the test. It had covered 45,000 students during the last six months, she added.
Union Minister of State for HRD M A A Fatmi, who was also present, appreciated PAC for highighting the quality of the Indian educational system and workforce, which would in turn help improve the productivity of the Indian IT industry.
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