Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today announced a collaboration with Monster.com to create a talent-ready pipeline for the Salesforce ecosystem. The program, “Evolve,” aims to equip and develop graduates and professionals to deploy into the Salesforce ecosystem. This initiative aims to actively market individuals, train them and then connect them with potential employers.
Over the next four years, Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners worldwide are expected to create 9.3 million new jobs. In India, this is expected to create 1.3 million jobs among Salesforce customers and partners. To achieve this, Salesforce is committed to equipping individuals with relevant technical tools and know-how, through training and retraining, preparing them for a “digital first” economy.
This new program will target those already accredited with a Salesforce Super badge, as well as interns and participants with zero to five years of experience. Selected participants will be trained on Trailhead, Salesforce’s free e-learning platform that helps people improve their skills in the Salesforce ecosystem. Custom modules on the Trailhead platform will be leveraged to help them acquire the Salesforce knowledge and specific skills required. Following this training, the program will help identify relevant ecosystem roles for Salesforce administrator or developers and connect trained talent with potential third-party employers.
Sekhar Garisa, CEO of Monster.com India, said, “We have seen a noticeable change post-pandemic, both in the lack of talent in organizations and candidate expectations. Our partnership with Salesforce will allow us to expand our candidate base to create a pool of validated Salesforce talent to meet current demand as well as bring in the best recruiters of these talents to provide the best opportunities for candidates. We’re excited to partner with Salesforce to fill the talent gap in the industry and build the largest and most engaged community of candidates and recruiters.
William Sim, Vice President, Trailhead Academy (APAC) at Salesforce, said, “Companies like ours have a critical role to play in closing the skills and talent gap. Rethinking engagement models is essential for the new post-pandemic world. As more companies build digital headquarters to support an increasingly remote workforce, India can deepen the pool by developing local talent to fill the gap. We are excited to partner with Monster.com in our mission to develop future-ready individuals, close the skills gap, and open doors to new job opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem.