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Layam Revolutionizes Staffing Process by Creating a Successful Career Path for Candidates With Poor Academic Record

CHENNAI, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

‘Giving Opportunity and Making Their Dream Come True’ – Layam’s Vision  

As the nation’s exclusive manufacturing staffing company conceived by hard-core retired HR professional Mr. G.S Ramesh, Chairman; Layam has reached yet another milestone by successfully placing 4000 candidates in manufacturing and automobile companies across India through their Layam Manning Operating Model (LMOM). The uniqueness of this training scheme lies in the fact that all the candidates who have carved a niche for themselves today were once college drop-outs or diploma holders with poor academic records. Considered as ‘failures and unsuitable to work’ in an MNC, these candidates, despite having the right attitude, ended up doing menial jobs in small shops and firms.

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The LMOM is a temporary job contract conceptualized to equip the candidates with a particular skill by placing them in a well-established company wherein they get on the job training in any of the areas of operation which may range from facility management, quality, testing, supply chain management, sub assembly, technical admin, vendor management, accounts etc.

Layam is probably the only company in India to have handpicked such candidates, recognized their inherent skill sets and created a successful career path for them. True to the company’s mission of empowering people and becoming a catalyst for growth, Layam plans to help more aspiring candidates based on the growth of the business in the forthcoming year. This is also in line with the Government policy of Skill India.

Commenting on this pioneering philosophy, Mr. G.S. Ramesh, Chairman, Layam Group, said, “Our success in the recruitment and staffing industry can largely be attributed to the fact that we never believe in resting on our laurels. Our mission is to stay ahead of competition by innovating newer lines of service offerings based on the changing needs of clients, market trends and technological advancement. This belief has not only helped our growth trajectory but has immensely benefitted our candidates and stakeholders alike.”

Layam embarked on this journey of ‘indirect skilling’ in the year 2009 because of an ad hoc research conducted on the recruitment and staffing processes of automotive and manufacturing companies. The research findings revealed that diploma holders with over 70% of aggregate marks were considered eligible for jobs after screening them on 4 parameters namely family background, academic records, attitude and personality. While the candidates with arrears or below average marks were out rightly rejected, Layam chose such ‘unsuccessful’ candidates, hired them and deputed them as trainees to work in prestigious organizations for a period of 2 years wherein they get trained on new technology, behavioural pattern, basic safety training, induction process etc. In other words, Layam made sure that every candidate is given a comprehensive on the job training on a particular skill set. Candidates are also encouraged to complete their arrears/studies during the training phase.

Layam ensures that each candidate is given a Skill Certificate after completing their LMOM training period. Furthermore, Layam continues its role as a facilitator by placing candidates in an executive position in a reputed organization. This innovative staffing strategy has created a successful bridge for the individuals to get specialized technical knowledge as a trainee and subsequently achieve their dream of working for a MNC or a company of repute.

Layam does not charge any fee from the candidates for this entire process but then again they make sure that the company offers them a salary structure with benefits like PF, ESI, Uniforms etc.

Speaking about his experience with Layam, Mr Ragupathi S, who works now in TVS and had started his career under Layam Payroll said, “I had begun to consider myself as a failure until the day Layam hired me and sent me to a manufacturing company as a trainee. Despite a poor academic record, the company not only trained me but recognized and honed my skill sets. After 2 years, I emerged as a whole new person equipped with a sound technical knowledge and lots of self-confidence. I wholeheartedly thank Layam for helping thousands of candidates like me and teaching us an important lesson that failure at times can become a stepping stone for success.”

Recollecting his struggle, Mr Muruganandham K, who is working now as a Supervisor in a leading construction company said, “I was working at a small shop close to my house when a friend told me about Layam’s LMOM training scheme. Low on self-esteem and poor academic record, I was hesitant to even make a call to the admin staff at Layam, whose number was given to me by my friend. After much hesitation, I went to their office and was pleasantly surprised at their warmth and friendly nature. Before I could realize, I was hired and deputed in an automobile company in the assembly line. The joy of working in a big company and learning a skill set came true only because of Layam. I have a successful career today and the credit should go to Layam. If not for Layam, I would probably be languishing in that tiny shop.”

About Layam Group:  

Layam was founded in the year 2007 by a group of hard-core corporate professionals of various dimensions to be the corporate consort. Having gone through the trawls of industrial turbulence and the effect of globalization when India welcomed the philosophy of boundary-less organization, the different echelons of management felt the need to have a companion which could handhold them to tide over the competitive environment.

Layam’s existence during the crucial period strengthened the foundation of corporate companionship and its acceptability by its hand holding credibility, thereby required to develop necessary business model for the other sectors like IT/ITES, banking & finance, telecom etc. by creating five functional practices.

Layam has developed its own identity. The hallmark of this identity is, to be benchmarked as a Global Institution of Management Excellence which believes in the corporate consort as well as a holistic catalyst for industrial growth, growth of society and growth of the country at large.

The 50-member team of Layam who are behind the success story of different business models are scattered across Pune, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi. Layam’s team strongly believes in upholding ethical standards, transparency, commitment, quality and value system.

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To know more about this innovative recruitment strategy, get in touch with:
Mr. Rohet Ramesh,
Director, Layam Group
044-24452506, 044-24456449

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