Like in 2018, talent acquisition remains a critical issue in 2019 too. For the second year in a row, employers responding to a Mettl survey have indicated that ‘finding quality talent’ is one problem they are most struggling with. The bid for competent and experienced employees has become a serious challenge for Indian organizations. Where 100% of small organizations are facing difficulty in getting top talent, mid-size or large-size companies are not left behind. Adapting technology to meet the growing changes in the workforce can assist businesses better recruit, retain and manage their human capital well.
While Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder & chairman at upGrad was the keynote speaker at the event, many noteworthy HR industry leaders like Aalok Purohit, Director - University Relations and Campus Branding – APAC, Optum; Aadil Bandukwala, Belong’s Outbound Hiring Evangelist; Taruna Reddy, Director Talent Acquisition, Publicis Sapient; Anuradha Vellal, National Head, Talent Attraction & Employer Branding, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages; Padma Bhamidipati, Head - Education Branding and Learner Engagement, Infosys and others participated in discussions and shared their views as well.
During his keynote address Mr. Screwvala said, “Given the paradigm shift in the talent landscape today, the past has become irrelevant when it comes to the future of talent recruitment. There were and will always be inherent risk associated with recruitment, but one must understand that the rewards of right recruitment are monumental – the right people, leveraging the right technology can bring in scale. ”
‘Pros and cons of leveraging AI / ML in recruitment’, ‘The New Wave of Talent Engagement and Attraction’, were some of the topics that were touched upon through the course of the event. The event also witnessed international speaker Chris Murdock, Chief Sourcing Officer and Co-Founder, IQTalent Partners, Inc. shared his thoughts on ‘Remaining Human in a World Powered by AI-Enabled Technology’. Yusuf Pathan, Founder, Key Resourcing, SourcePRO & Sourcing Adda closing the event said, “It may sound like a massive cliché, but it’s a fact that digital is disrupting recruitment. Technologies like AI and ML will bring efficiencies but cannot not take away a recruiter’s job because the human judgement will be the final decisive factor.”
With over 4K mentions, the event was seen trending on Twitter all day long.