MUMBAI: Pearson TalentLens, an assessment solutions provider has announced its association with Future Learning, the talent development arm of Future Group. The collaboration is aimed to provide talent assessment and development solutions to the retail industry in India.
The initiative aims to develop talent in multi-brand retail by focussing on assessment and development of skills and competencies that are essential for ensuring a good customer experience, both companies said in a joint press release.
The alliance will offer Versant English Test for India (VETI), a scientific and automated test to assess spoken English proficiency and SOSIE, a global personality instrument that enables determining a candidate's performance at workplace.
Muralidhar Rao, CEO, Future Learning, said, “The fast growing retail industry faces a huge shortage of talent that possess the essential skills, knowledge and attitude to support the growth of this nascent industry. Our association with Pearson TalentLens will complement our programmes by providing the assessment tools required to predict the performance of employees in a range of roles and across different levels.”
Saurabh Singh, national head, Pearson TalentLens, said, “We plan to jointly research and identify the type of assessment cum learning needs that will be necessary to prepare a future retail workforce that this industry will need, for the exponential growth that is waiting to happen.”