Mettl Launches Online Certification Platform

Mettl today announced the launch of its new online certification platform, providing a secure, flexible platform that enables companies to efficiently deliver online IT and other certification programs to candidates around the world.

Why Tech Certifications Trump Tech Experience

Don Tennant of IT Business Edge interviewed Subhash Tantry about the relevance of college degrees, the true value of certifications and work experience.

IT Certifications: Discover Where the Value Lies

Sharon Florentine of CIO.com discusses the business value of technical certifications and how they have evolved to become more performance-oriented.

Fixing the Gap in Skill Level Without Hiring or Firing

Employers who seek out stronger talent end up eliminating employees who bring little to the table, in exchange for new employees who require additional time and training. I believe we can fix the gap in skill level without always resorting to more hiring and firing, if we start by investing in the employees we already have- Ketan Kapoor discusses his views in The London Economic.

Are professional certifications still relevant?

Subhash Tantry, President of Mettl, throws light on the widespread problem of cheating in professional certifications.

What is the Future of Professional Certificate Programs

What is the future of professional certificate programs? Subhash Tantry, President, Mettl, shares his views and new ideas.

Lack of infrastructure is the primary challenge for online education

In a panel discussion at the VCCircle Education Investment Summit 2013, our and COO, Tonmoy Shingal, alongwith a panel of experts from Pearson Inc, YouTube, Edusoft, and Kaizen Private Equity, discusses the Indian online education market, the opportunities and challenges. Watch the panel discussion on video here.

At ease with numbers

Today, a number of platforms that deliver content to students across different subjects, languages and geographies have revolutionized the pedagogical landscape in a short span.

Skill-test industry comes of age

We have worked with many large conglomerates and have helped them reduce training costs.

How Mettl is changing online examinations

Mettl's online proctoring technology eliminates the need for manual invigilation. It prevents candidates from navigating away from test window and blocks the copy-paste option. The test administrator can detect if a candidate tries to move away from the screen or refer a book by capturing live images on a web camera.

Mettl bets big on MOOCs assessment

The New York Times dubbed 2012 as the year of the MOOCs, or massive open online courses.

Mettl wins the prestigious TiE50 Award

Mettl figured among the top 50 winners by TiE on May 18, 2013 at Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, USA. The TiE50 program screened 1124 companies from 24 countries and 50 best of the breed companies were announced winners.

Thomas Friedman's (New York Times) take on Mettl

The most interesting I.T. project I came across was Mettl, which has developed an online assessment platform to help hiring managers to measure and track skills of prehires and employee's to determine if they can really do a particular job.

Mettl Raises $4 Million Series A Funding For Skills Assessment Platform

Mettl an online skill assessment platform based out of India has raised $4 million Series A round led by IndoUS and existing investors to accelerate product development. Vani Kola, MD at IndoUS will join the board of the company.

Subscription models could see success in education domain

A few B2B models are also emerging in the online education and assessment space. Businesses are more willing to pay for such services. We are positive on companies like Mettl, which has an online assessment and testing platform to measure and improve people skills.

India's 20 Hottest Technology Startups

Mettl (IndusLynk Training Services):The online platform is engaged in assessment of skills of new hires for the purpose of recruitment.

Mettl launches simulator based case study evaluator for business skills

Mettl, India's leading online skill assessment platform has introduced an innovative tool - Case Study Evaluator, to pioneer the measurement of business skill evaluation, using case study methodology.

For these startups, there's money in people

For decades, recruitment was an in-house business. Now, companies are outsourcing HR ops to startups, which use everything from videos to artificial intelligence to find the best candidate and pay out salaries on time.

Mettl's CEO Honored With Economic Times 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurship Award

Ketan Kapoor, Mettl's CEO takes his talent measurement business to new heights.

Online review, interview key to building winning sales team

Online assessments and structured interviews are key to hiring competency-based talent, yet 60 per cent of organisations do not use them to hire the perfect sales executive.

It pays to invest heavily in foot soldiers

When the blue-collar workforce is happily engaged, there are higher rewards for an organisation.

How IoT Is Transforming Indian Job Market

The government is working to lay out regulations for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Once that happens, the sector will truly take off, and job opportunities will follow for those who have the necessary technical knowledge and practical skills.

Competency-based hiring key factor for building winning sales team

While setting up appropriate incentive structures and effectively on-boarding your new sales hire are instrumental for better sales performance, these are not the most important activity as felt by sales leaders in India.

A wake-up call-Psychometric test to be conducted on school staff

The Gurugram school incident has made institutions realise that they need to step up their security. The murder of a minor at a school in Gurugram has left school authorities and the parents in a state of helplessness. In order to ensure the safety of students on school premises, the government and private agencies are coming up with multiple guidelines and precautions.

How to prepare to interview for your dream job

If you’re interviewing for your ‘dream job’, it implies you have a clarity of thought regarding your career aspirations, and that’s half the battle won. Make use of the interview as a golden opportunity to communicate this passion as well as ask deep and insightful questions that can set you apart as an ideal candidate for the role.

How Entrepreneurs can Stay Calm Under Pressure?

An entrepreneur’s life is incomplete without challenges. Long working hours, deadline pressure, enormous workload and stress are unavoidable. Starting your own venture can be rewarding, but the stress can’t be undermined.

India’s B-schools are Seeing Higher Salary Packages for Graduates

According to Mettl's Campus Salary Hiring and Employment 2018 report, in 2018, MBA students recorded salaries as high as Rs 930,000 per annum.

Mercer Acquires Indian HR Tech Startup Mettl

Mercer, a global consulting firm, acquires Mettl, a leading online assessments company.

India Inc to Step Up Hiring Budgets by 34% in 2019: Report

Mercer | Mettl's State of Talent Acquisition (SOTA) Report- 2019 sheds light on the hiring plans of India Inc.

Mercer | Mettl Appoints Siddhartha Gupta as CEO

Mettl, which has been recently acquired by Mercer in 2018, has announced the appointment of Mr. Siddhartha Gupta as the new CEO.

Mercer | Mettl Elevates Top Executives to Strengthen Leadership

Mercer | Mettl, an online assessment platform, elevated its CRO Siddhartha Gupta as the new CEO.

Mercer | Mettl Looking to Expand Overseas Footprint

With increasing demand and by leveraging the parent company Mercer’s bandwidth, Mettl is now looking to scale their core and latest offerings.

Succession Pipeline Absent in Many Firms

Leadership acquisition is challenging for several companies, finds out Mercer | Mettl Leadership Hiring Trends 2019.

80% Firms in India Facing Leadership Talent Shortage: Survey

While most organizations struggle to develop a team of effective leaders, those that manage to create strong leadership face attrition risk, finds a study by talent assessment firm Mercer | Mettl.

How Do You Solve The Problem Of Leadership Talent Shortage

Many organizations face a talent shortage at the leadership level as per a report by the talent assessment firm Mercer | Mettl.

80 PC Firms Facing Leadership Talent Shortage

Around 80% of the Indian organisations face a leadership talent shortage, shows a Mercer | Mettl survey.

42% Firms Struggling with Finding Tech Talent Globally: Survey

A survey by Mercer | Mettl, an online assessments company, found that more than 32% of organizations lacked sufficient knowledge about the tools to conduct effective assessment methodologies across all hiring process stages.

Solutions Universities and Recruitment Industry can Use during Coronavirus

Mercer | Mettl is offering location-agnostic online ecosystem for educational institutions to conduct entrance and term exams during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Mercer | Mettl Launches AI-based Spoken English Evaluation Tool – SpeechX

SpeechX is modeled on CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The AI-algorithm that powers SpeechX is based on proprietary parameters of Mercer | Mettl and its technology partner CarnegieSpeech that leverages patented speech recognition technology licensed by the Carnegie Mellon University.

Most Recruiters Face Challenges with Existing Campus Hiring

A study by Mercer | Mettl called Campus Hiring 2019 Report has responses from over 400 campus recruiters across sectors, including IT, healthcare, manufacturing, government, entertainment, construction, and retail.

50% Recruiters Face Challenges with Existing Campus Hiring

The survey by talent assessment company Mercer | Mettl, titled Campus Hiring 2019-20: Challenges, Trends, and Best Practices, said the biggest challenges organizations face are building pre-placement connect and brand visibility with students.

Mercer Mettl Partners with IICA for Independent Directors Databank

The move comes in the wake of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs' (MCA) objectives to strengthen corporate governance under the Companies Act, 2013.

Mercer | Mettl Partners with IICA for Independent Directors Databank

All eligible and existing independent directors are mandated by IICA to register themselves in the databank and undergo an online assessment on the Mercer | Mettl platform.

Mercer | Mettl Delivers over One Lakh Proctored Assessments in a Day

Mercer | Mettl conducts one lakh proctored assessments in a day- a milestone for the company and the industry in general.

How to Develop Talent for the Digital Economy

As the cloud-skilled talent demand expands, so does the need for communities to develop effective pipelines for the development of workforce that drives economic growth and opportunity. Mercer | Mettl's latest study brings to spotlight many facets of recruitment in the modern technology-driven market.

Hiring Volume to Increase to 31%; BFSI, IT, Retail to Create Opportunities

Hiring will be a trend in all key sectors like Technology, BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Retail. Business Operations, Sales, and Technology are expected to be functions in high demand.

Job Market: Hiring in Finance Sector Slowing Down? Here’s What Numbers Say

According to Mercer | Mettl’s State of Talent Acquisition Report 2019, 100% of BFSI organizations agreed to talent hiring being a pain point.

India Inc to Increase Hiring Budgets by 34% in 2019: Mercer | Mettl Survey

As the business landscape evolves rapidly, hiring the best candidates for various job roles, especially those that require in-demand skills, has become a challenging and time-consuming process.

India Inc to Step Up Hiring Budgets by 34% in 2019: Report

The average hiring volumes are expected to grow by 31% in 2019, compared to 25% in 2018, according to Mercer | Mettl's 2nd annual report called State of Talent Acquisition.

The Worst Mistakes you can Make in an Interview

Ketan Kapoor, Co-Founder, Mercer | Mettl, offers advice on what not to do in interviews.

B-Schools See a Rise in PPOs as Start-ups Poach the Talent

Management schools have seen a spike in Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) in the last 2 to 3 years. According to officials at B-schools, there has been a surge in the number of companies participating in summer placements and the candidates' intake through PPOs. Mercer | Mettl chimes in.

Periodical Performance Feedback Anchors Employees Career Plans

Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl talks about periodical performance feedback, its impact on the employees and employers.

How Assessment Tools Help Organisations Attract Best Talents

The combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and data analytics is a powerful tool to assist recruiters to assess the skills of candidates and take the right hiring decisions. Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl elucidates new-age hiring.

Periodic 360-Degree Feedback is Better Than Annual Performance Reviews

The 360-degree feedback approach can be a more holistic alternative to a rating-based performance appraisal system currently used by most organizations. Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl writes for People Matters.

5 Ways you can Retain HiPos through Effective Succession Planning Mechanism

Siddhartha Gupta speaks about the ways organizations can identify their high potential candidates and retain them for maintaining market competitiveness.

5 Companies Helping Employees in Corporate Learning

Mercer | Mettl has been vouched as one of the best companies for organizations to examine how their teams adapt and learn for future.

Banks, Other Lenders Woo IT Talent with Fat Pay Packages

Banks and insurers are also searching for financial analysts as also delineated by a 2018 Mettl study that found that the maximum assessments were done for financial analysts.

Gig Economy: The Dawn of New-age Talent Acquisition

The TimesJobs survey shows that the demand for temporary workforce is high for roles in sales and marketing. Some perspectives from Mercer | Mettl.

Aspire to Inspire

Dr. Ely Weinschneider, Clinical Psychologist, interviews Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl for Thrive Global.

Here's Why More Businesses should be Hosting Hackathons

Mercer | Mettl offers insights on the importance of hackathons for businesses.

Hiring Through Hackathons in Vogue

Hackathons are fast gaining popularity to recruit candidates, and not just amongst IT companies. Mercer | Mettl offers their viewpoint on how it is an interesting proposition for both the candidates as well as the companies looking to attract the best fit.

Questions to Ask yourself before Agreeing to be a Mentor

What is mentorship and what does it take to be a good one- know Siddhartha Gupta's, CEO, Mercer | Mettl viewpoints.

The 21 Best Answers to "Why Should We Hire You?"

Reader's Digest tries answering the question, often asked by interviewers, where Mercer | Mettl also pitches in.

When Attrition Becomes a Headache

With employee exit levels hitting 40-50% at new-age cos, talent retention becomes significant. Mercer | Mettl on how to achieve that.

Are your L&D Professionals doing these 4 Things

What should L&D professionals be doing today? Hear from the HRs of Mercer | Mettl themselves.

Acquiring for Talent

Unicorns and giants are gunning for new ventures that score high on technology with the aim of lapping up their people resources, a recent trend called acqui-hiring. Pitching in here is Mercer | Mettl.

Corporates Find Ways to Break Layoff News Without Breaking Employee Morale

There's a better way that employers can announce layoff news and a better way that employees need to hear it. Some insights from Business Standard wherein Mercer | Mettl pitches in with thoughts.

HR Tech Startups using Advanced Tech for Mapping Performance of Employees

Mercer | Mettl is named as one of the HR tech tools by Asian Age that the organizations must have to overcome performance management gaps.

Technology is Key to Upskilling Blue-collar Workers

Technological disruption can be an opportunity-enabler, given that the right training is provided to those blue-collar workers who fear their jobs are at risk. Read about the upskilling scenario as explained by Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl.

What it Takes to be a High-Performance Organization

What are the 4 pillars which broadly define a high-performance organization? Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl answers the question.

7 Hacks in Workforce Analytics that Enable Businesses in Talent Management

Organizations, increasingly becoming cognizant of the relationship between individual performance and organizational efficiency, are adopting workforce analytics to map, analyze, and assess employee behavioral trends. Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl dives in the importance of workforce analytics.

How to Manage Top Talent and Retain your Best Employees

Robust succession planning mechanisms can help you retain the best of your resources to maximize your organization's productivity, writes Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl for India Today.

How Companies are Using Hackathons to Hire, Train, and Engage Right Talent

A hackathon is a competition where you bring groups together to innovate, collaborate, and strategize. Mercer | Mettl offers two cents on why hackathons have to be the next hiring step.

Tech Hiring and Skilling: Companies that Help in Optimised Hiring Strategy

The services by the skill development and human capital management platforms like Mercer | Mettl are a blessing.

15+ Expert Tips on Attracting Minority Tech Candidates

Ketan Kapoor, Co-Founder, Mercer | Mettl, speaks about how organizations can work on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I).

Mercer | Mettl Announces Winners of its Annual Scholarship

Instituted in 2018, MMSEL or Mercer | Mettl Scholarship for Emerging Leaders was launched with the aim of rewarding candidates for their academic achievements and fostering leadership qualities in youth across the globe.

The Challenges Organisations Face in Making Employees Future-ready

Business operations are changing with the advent of new-age technologies such as AI, ML, data analytics, and blockchain. Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl opines that companies must reinvent their corporate learning and focus on upskilling and reskilling programs to stay ahead of the curve.

COVID-19: Companies Shifting to Virtual Platforms for Recruitment

Following the unforeseen disruption due to Coronavirus pandemic, organizations are now employing intelligent automated systems like Mercer | Mettl that offer virtual screening environment and interviewing experience, instead of conducting in-person interviews.

Learn, Unlearn, Relearn: What Entrepreneurs Need to Stay Competitive

While established organizations can bridge this skill gap by hiring top talent, budding entrepreneurs rarely possess enough capital to employ such resources. Hear from Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl about what entrepreneurs can do to stay competitive.

COVID-19: Virtual Tools for Hiring and Assessment Gain Traction

Corporates are using virtual tools to conduct video interviews, recruit, and also assess candidates for promotion. Mercer|Mettl is one such virtual tool platform helping corporates and educational institutions with their business and education continuity.

Accelerating Virtual Hiring & Employee Development Amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 breakout is giving way to remote hiring and greater flexibility for working from home for new hires and existing employees, respectively. Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl speaks about how virtual platforms are changing the game for corporates.

Mercer | Mettl Helps Universities Move Examination Online amidst COVID-19

At a time when educational institutions are postponing their schedules of examinations, internships, and learning plans, Mercer Mettl is offering a range of digital solutions for education and learning continuity.

Unlearn and Retrain: The Future of Reskilling

The HR world is experiencing a massive technological transformation pushing companies to invest in the upskilling and reskilling of their employees. Read what Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl has to say.

UPES Conducts Online Exams with Mercer | Mettl for End-Semester Students

To ensure that all students secure their degrees in time to honor their pre-placement commitments, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) has conducted online examinations for all its final-year end-semester students across courses.

Exams Move to the Bedroom, but Invigilators Still Keep an Eye

It may look easy to cheat online examination systems, but AI and live invigilators through platforms like Mercer | Mettl keep a remote eye on test-takers.

How Technology is Revolutionizing Exams, Certifications, and Assessments

But how can the demands of the high-stakes entrance, mid-term, and end-term tests be met without relaxing the credibility and integrity of such examinations? Modern virtual platforms can help, says Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl.

Life After Lockdown

The changes that the world is experiencing go way beyond the mask you are wearing. Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl shares his thoughts.

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Indian Colleges to Rush to Online Exams

The exam season this year is like none ever before. Many are looking at tech-enabled remote proctoring solutions like Mercer | Mettl, despite concerns to keep a close vigil.

GoodFirms says Mercer | Mettl is Shaping Education Sector During COVID-19

To help the service seekers pick the most excellent system, GoodFirms has revealed the list of best exam software and Mercer | Mettl is one of them.

Software Suggest Interviews Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl

Right from creating customized assessments across the employee lifecycle to conducting high-stake entrance and certification exams for students, Mercer | Mettl provides a range of digital solutions. Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl shares the ideation and offerings of the organization he leads.

BML Munjal University Conducts Final Exams Online

A Hero Group initiative, BML Munjal University (BMU), has conducted online examinations with Mercer | Mettl for its students.

7 Amazing Work Perks Coming to Your Office by 2028

How the companies of the future would innovate their employee benefits- self-driving cars, outdoor meetings, barber shops, nail salons? Read what Ketan Kapoor, CEO, has to say on this.

The 3 Biggest Flaws in the Hiring Process and How to Fix Them

The hunt for job isn't only difficult for the candidates, but also for the organization, given the outdated hiring practices. Mettl lets organizations stay current.

An SAT for CEOs

To get the next job—or to keep the current one- professionals need to take timed assessments. Mettl helps organizations take such assessments for their executives.

Mettl Selected among Top 20 Startups in India

Mettl has won the India Emerging Twenty (IE20) Award hosted by world's largest conference for entrepreneurs- London & Partners.

Mettl wins the Porter Prize Strategy Awards for 2012

Mettl, a leading assessment company, has won the Porter Prize Strategy Awards for 2012 along with other changemakers. The award, in association with Mint and Institute for Competitive Strategy, has announced Mettl as the top player in the domain of Education, Training, and Educational Services.

NSDC names Mettl as the Company for Skilling Innovation in India

National Skills Development Corporation has selected Mettl as the key player in driving skilling in India.

Indian Technology helps Sustain Global Spurt in Online Exams

The takers for online exams have increased and the spurt is catered to by Mercer | Mettl and others. A report on what it's like to shift to online exams for students, examiners, and technology providers in Singapore's daily.