Johan Mahmood Merican
TalentCorp has announced the promotion of COO Shareen Shariza Abdul Ghani to the role of CEO with effect June 1, replacing Johan Mahmood Merican, whose secondment to TalentCorp ended May 30.
Although companies say retaining and attracting talents is their biggest challenge, most of them are unwilling to change to tackle this issue, according to Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd (TalentCorp) chief executive officer Johan Mahmood Merican.
MDeC and TalentCorp have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that will see 300 graduates undergoing an eight-month ‘up-skilling’ program.
TalentCorp has kicked off its outreach programme for 2013 with a series of networking sessions in the Middle East and the United Kingdom.
The various professional development initiatives in Malaysia have seen the number of people taking part in up-skilling and training programs rising to 133,566 in 2010 versus the 39,606 in 2000, the majority of which were from the engineering and ICT sectors. But this is not enough to satiate the hunger of the tech industry for more talent.