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IT-ITeS Sector Skill Council NASSCOM in association with TalentSprint

 launches Talent Acquisition Professionals Forum for IT-BPM industry

A nationwide initiative launched to up-skill Talent Acquisition Professionals and increase adoption of emerging skill certification standards 

Bangalore, Aug 27, 2015: IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council (SSC NASSCOM) in association with TalentSprint, India’s leading Career Accelerator for Youth has launched an ambitious nationwide program for Talent Acquisition Professionals in the IT-BPM industry called the Talent Acquisition Professionals Forum or TAP Forum.

There are over 30,000 Talent Acquisition Professionals in the IT-BPM industry who play a critical role in the success of organizations. A recent study revealed that recruiting is the most important human resources function when it comes to ROI and companies that excel in recruiting experience have 3.5 times more revenue growth than their less-capable peers. The TAP forum is a real + virtual community platform for Talent Acquisition Professionals to imbibe industry best practices, celebrate successes, and network with each other.

The initiative was launched by Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman of NASSCOM. Delivering the inaugural address during the launch event, he welcomed the initiative and stressed the critical role of Talent Acquisition Professionals in the success of organizations. He also talked at length about the importance of IT/BPM professionals to become certified. He urged the industry to adopt the SSC recommendations for 10% of their total recruitment this year.

On the occasion Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, SSC NASSCOM & Vice President, NASSCOM said “With 10 million new college graduates entering the workforce every year, India has the potential to become the workforce of the world by 2020. However, the key to ensuring availability of high level skill is by standardizing and certifying them. The SSC NASSCOM Qualification Packs are a solution that talent acquisition professionals can use to raise the quality of the talent pool in their organization”.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Santanu Paul, MD & CEO, TalentSprint said, “We intend to create events and a virtual platform where Talent Acquisition Professionals can learn, celebrate and network with each other. The intent is to inspire the TAP fraternity to become more strategically aligned and contribute significantly to organizational productivity. We invite the community to join this movement to up-skill themselves in order to grow and stay relevant in their careers.”

The speakers at the event included prominent industry leaders: Amit Aggarwal (SVP and Chief Learning Officer, Genpact), K. Sudeep (Head of Recruitment , TCS India), Sujiv Nair (CEO of Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge), Raj Nehru (India Business HR Leader, Concentrix), and Srini Chandrasekar (Director of Program Management, Microsoft).

The next leg of the event will be held in Bangalore, followed by Chennai, Pune and New Delhi.

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