Tata careerscape | global opportunities
The Tata group is one of the world’s largest private-sector employers. But you need more than just numbers to gauge the group's attractiveness as an employer. One reason: the group firmly believes that talented professionals are among its most vital resources.
The Tata edge
The Tata group has for some time now been broadening its horizons and looking beyond India. Its companies are concentrating on global competitiveness, leveraging global opportunities and acquiring global capabilities. With attractive compensation packages, positive and productive work environments and challenging assignments across the world, the Tata group is committed to being the employer of choice wherever it operates, attracting and retaining the best of professionals.
By developing a structure, systems and a workplace culture that provides challenging jobs, rewards performance and delivers opportunities continuously, the group is striving to get the best out of its most valuable asset — its people. Powering that quest is an entire range of human resource initiatives aimed at realising the potential of Tata employees.
The group offers critical and challenging roles in a wide range of industry segments. Its talent management goals are geared to creating a pipeline of potential leaders. The group does this through robust leadership-development systems that accelerate the development of current and potential leaders, a performance culture that's calibrated through rigorous processes, and reward mechanisms that are among the best in the corporate universe.
The staffing requirements of the Tata group span an extraordinary range of disciplines, from the pure sciences to applied engineering and the entire spectrum of business management skills. Individual Tata companies prepare and implement their recruitment strategies in alignment with their business goals and within the overall vision and practices of the group as a whole.
Inter-company mobility is an integral aspect of leadership development in the Tata group. Through cross-company movements, managers are exposed to different industries and functions, enabling them to become knowledgeable about various business scenarios (start up, consolidation, acquisition, etc). Inter-company mobility helps the Tata group develop and nurture industry and sector experts, while also creating functional experts (by rotating them through different companies in the same function).
High-potential managers often feel the need to move into new areas of work to recharge their batteries, build up their own abilities and realise their personal aspirations. The Tata group encourages job mobility within its companies as a means of building know-how, generating synergies, and encouraging initiative and self-improvement. This strengthens internationalism, professionalism and diversity, and adds to the group's competitive strength, while providing satisfaction and choice to the individual.
Though it remains rooted in India, the Tata group of today has expanded its horizons far beyond the country where it originated. The group has operations in more than 80 countries across six continents: Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Africa and Europe; and products and services from the Tata stable are exported around the world.
The geographic spread of the Tata brand rides on the size and strength of its stalwart companies. The Tata group understands global competitiveness as the capacity to access global resources and global markets and connect the two with best-in-class processes. In people terms, two major imperatives emerge: developing enablers for accessing global people resources, and developing a global mindset among existing managers.
The group has a framework that enables its managers to orient themselves to changing international realities, and to hone their knowledge and skills in a manner that helps them maximise their potential on the global stage.
Being a part of the Tata group can truly be a voyage of discovery for professionals — of people, places and business cultures.