The main focus areas for the fair were Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO).
Personally, I felt that this was a very good programme as it gave students (our young talent) the exposure and opportunity for our young Malaysian graduates to pursue an exciting career with the fast growing shared services sector.
This is a good move on our part as the success of our Economic Transformation Programme depends on having the right quantity and quality of talent, to support Malaysia’s priority sectors to move up the value chain and continue growing.
Another great thing that I observed was that large organisations were also giving their support to this initiative. Amongst the big Corporations that I saw includes AIG, DHL, Electrolux, Frost & Sullivan, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, IBM, LaFarge, Sime Darby and PwC.
The SFCF provides an opportunity for graduates to meet with CEOs and senior HR representatives of participating companies, while providing a platform for companies to scout for potential talent from universities in Malaysia. Several critical industries are in need of top talent, and the undergraduates are able to use this opportunity to better understand these developing sectors in Malaysia. The companies also have the opportunity to educate the public about industry developments, sectoral branding and increase understanding of the SSO sector.
The two-day event included Career Talks and Couch Corner Slot. Career Talks is a platform developed for the young generation to engage with prominent industry leaders while the Couch Corner Slot was designed for the visitors, especially students, to interact with the companies in a relaxed atmosphere.
For further information on TalentCorp and SFCF, please visit www.talentcorp.com.my or www.facebook.com/SectorFocusedCareerFairSFCF
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