Source |timesofindia.indiatimes.com |Namrata Singh |
Mumbai: In a first of its kind learning and talent development initiative, PepsiCo India has entered into a ‘career joint venture’ with Hindustan Unilever (HUL), allowing select employees to gain work experience at the JV firm for 2-4 months.
PepsiCo India is keen to enter into more such career JVs with other non-competing companies to boost the potential of its employees.
A career JV works like a two-way exchange of select, usually high potential, talent. So far, one employee from the soft drinks major has completed her stint at HUL. As part of the career JV programme, Apeksha Jain in PepsiCo India’s HR team got placed with the FMCG giant for a project on assessing effectiveness of their current learning curriculum, and propose capability building road map across functions. Jain has completed the project and is back at PepsiCo.
“It’s been an experience of a lifetime working with two power houses at the same time,” Jain, senior HR manager, PepsiCo India, told TOI. “I went to gain critical learning experience outside PepsiCo and the work experience was very fruitful. HUL and PepsiCo are analogous organisations and thus I adjusted well within the new culture. I took home best practices on several aspects, including training of sales