Oct 19, 2016 3:33 PM CET
Here in SSC we constantly challenge ourselves, our colleagues and even the industry itself. And today we took an action into our own hands and in cooperation with RTU and LIAA hosted a panel discussion: Shared Service Centers - missed opportunity of Latvian youth.
The reason for doing that is rather simple - only 29% of students know, what are Shared Service Centers. And to give you some of the background from where did we get this 29%, in spring of 2016 we have conducted a research among 857 finance, IT and language field students of higher education institutions of Latvia. The objective of this research was to clarify perception and awareness of Shared Service Centers among students that we consider as our potential candidate pool. Therefore it doesn't come as a surprise that if students are lacking knowledge about SSCs, this fact is not contributing towards students willingness or motivation of starting their careers in Shared Service Centers.
During the discussion research findings presentation was followed by academics, industry representatives and students panel discussion which was oriented towards challenging and improving the existing situation.
And if you are interested to dive deeper into the findings, here you can go over the summary of it: