NASSCOM launches Talent Acquisition Professionals Forum

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The forum will work towards up-skilling of talent acquisition professionals and increase adoption of emerging skill certification standards.

NASSCOM has launched a nationwide programme for talent acquisition professionals in the IT-BPM industry. The programme, launched in association with TalentSprint has been named Talent Acquisition Professionals Forum or TAP Forum.

The forum plans to reach out to over 30,000 talent acquisition professionals in the IT-BPM industry, who play a critical role in the success of organisations. It will facilitate networking possibilities for talent acquisition professionals through real as well as virtual platforms, and imbibe industry best practices and celebrate successes.

The basic intent of this forum is to inspire the TAP fraternity to become more strategically aligned and contribute significantly to organisational productivity.

NASSCOM referred to a recent study, which indicates that companies that are better in recruiting have three and a half times more revenue growth than their less-capable peers.

In fact, recruiting is the most important human resources function when it comes to ROI.

At the launch of this forum in New Delhi, BVR Mohan Reddy, chairman, NASSCOM, urged the industry to adopt the Sector Skills Council (SSC) recommendations for 10 per cent of their total recruitment this year.

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 skills is their standardisation and certification. The SSC NASSCOM Qualification Packs are a solution that talent acquisition professionals can use to raise the quality of the talent pool in their organisations”.

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

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