LeapVault, a premier executive development player in India and global employer branding leader Universum announced a partnership that will bring the highly coveted Employer Branding Academy to India - providing a globally recognized qualification in what is now recognized as one of the most important segments of human resources and talent management, employer branding.
"I am excited to see how the Employer Branding Academy will help many professionals, companies and organizations on a strategic level in India. We are seeing an increased demand for our services in India and we are excited to find a high quality partner in LeapVault," said Global CEO of Universum, Petter Nylander.
Universum is famed for conducting the world's largest and most trusted annual talent survey, which has now been running for 28 years and gathers the career goals and employment preferences of more than 1.3 million participants annually.
Global media outlets such as CNN, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, The Financial Times, China Daily and many others regularly cite and refer to Universum data and insights on talent preferences and employer branding.
"Corporate investment in Learning is now the most important component in employee engagement and a huge contributor to the employer brand, both within and outside the organization. We're very happy to partner with Universum, they're a global powerhouse in employer branding and will certainly help foreign and domestic companies in India further enhance their proposition and deliver on their brand promise," said Founder and CEO of LeapVault, Kumaar Bagrodia.
The qualification is currently available in over 20 cities around the world. Global Talent professionals from the largest and most progressive global companies and highly respected domestic employers have already graduated across Europe, Asia and the Americas, from organisations like Unilever, SAP, KPMG, Accenture, Pepsico, Fidelity, PWC, Ford, L'Oreal, Walt Disney, Deloitte, Audi, Emirates, EY, Nielsen, IBM, Volvo, Dell, Coca Cola, UBS, Bosch, Danone, GroupM, Bain and co.
"We believe the Employer Branding Academy, now in partnership with LeapVault, will revolutionize how companies in India work and plan their talent strategies. Already seen by many talent leaders as one of the best talent qualifications in the world, we couldn't be happier to have the strong knowledge and expertise that LeapVault has in India," said CEO of the Employer Branding Academy, Claes Peyron.
Employer branding is now an essential business strategy for remaining relevant and staying ahead in today's hyper competitive talent market. However, this rapid rise to prominence has left its own skills gap within many organizations.
The Employer Branding Academy answers this organizational need by taking participants through an eight week blended learning experience that gives them the knowledge, tools and practical knowhow to skillfully and professionally execute their organization's employer brand.
In addition to the qualification programs, the companies shall rollout the Employer Branding Maturity Test and will also be holding the ceremony for Universum India's Most Attractive Employers rankings at the CLO Chief Learning Officers Summit India in September 2016, Mumbai.