Diageo is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company with an outstanding collection of over 200 brands – old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world.
Its business is built on the principles and foundations laid years before by industry giants– Arthur Guinness, John Walker, Elizabeth Cumming and many more. Inspired by their ideas, philosophy and audacity they stand on the shoulders of these giants and, act with the same entrepreneurial spirit and determination.
As a Talent Engagement Manager, Alok Patnaik shares his experience as a professional in the field of recruitment and as a part of Diageo.
“I have been in the field of recruitment for over 12 yrs and, it’s been 2 yrs in Diageo. We at Diageo are into Tech, KPO and also Data Analytics. Our Analytics unit is internal and it is mainly into three divisions- Big data, BI, & Analytics. Talking about the talent pool in India, getting a diverse talent is a challenge. Diversity is always a challenge in newly growing organization for the niche skills. We particularly look for individuals with good communication skills, attitude and good technical skills too. Taking an example of a role of Data Scientist, we look for individuals who are into Machine Learning, having a good grip in Python, R Programming and Algorithms. Even an individual without an engineering background can work wonders in the field of analytics having good experience and knowledge into Mathematics and Statistics. Head hunting is a tedious task but we make sure we get the right people on our platform”.