Now-a-days, Many companies and colleges are opting Group Discussion as the effective way to evaluate the abilities and skills of the candidate. In a group discussion, the candidates are given with a topic or a scenario. They can think about the topic for a given time and then discussing about the same for a specific duration.
This is the era of knowledge and as well presentation and considering this point, group discussion makes its significance. Today we want leaders who can motivate and guide others. When you are going in outside world to do a job, your technical knowledge matters but moreover it's important how to express and assimilate this knowledge and that is the main reason why it's so necessary. It gives you the confidence to put your views & also improves your logical and analytic power.
Today, group discussion is playing a very crucial role in screening the candidates for face to face interview. It lets the evaluator choose the socially right candidate for the job. Hence, students and professionals who are seeking for a new job need to be prepared for this important phase of selection process.
I agree that GD says about candidate of their.
- Communication ability.
- Mental Stability.
Which are require for growth of any company.
But mainly GD is held in English and there are many people who feel uncomfortable while giving their views in English other than Mother Tongue.
According to me, GD should be added after Personal Interview (if necessary) because a technical student must not have fully communication skill to convince others (which is required for Management, marketing) , they just have a communication skill up-to how much is required. A very talented student having a huge knowledge in technology may not be selected falling the above process of campus due to his/her poor communication skill. The non- English medium student face this problem a lot. In spite of having knowledge in technology they can not utilize their knowledge in company.
Now this problem arises due to the fact that we are mixing Management & Technical.In my point of view, the right place for GD in the recruitment process is after the technical round.