Talent Acquisition & Sourcing Conclave 2015 – Strategy Hub Activities

As you all know the Talent Acquisition & Sourcing Conclave (#TASCON15) held recently was divided into 2 sections the Strategy Hub and Sourcing Lab were held simultaneously. The attendees were thus required to choose the sessions that interest them. The host Sarang Brahme began the session with a fun activity of questioning the audience. The individuals who answered the questions during the sessions correctly or with unique inputs were rewarded with goodies. The activities that were conducted were-Strategy Hub1

Say Something Unique about yourself

They had to tell one thing about themselves that is not on their resume and Social Media. This received a good response with inputs like

  • Sarang mentioned he was a classical singer and that he liked back benchers, so they had to beware as he would ask them questions for sure.
  • the need to know about something unique as Ankush mentioned
  • Trivedi mentioned that he was a good trainer
  • Masood Sayed mentioned that he had won the geography quiz competitions while in school and college

Recruitment History Recap

This was conducted by Rajendra Raut who asked the audience to name one H. R. Company that was well known and the pioneer of Recruiting policies. The answer was TCS, which is later explained why because they were the Pioneers of Recruitment Policies as they came up with policies which were later translated into policies by the government –

  • 1920 Leave with Pay hence PF
  • 1940 Workman Excellence Compensation Act government adopted
  • 1949 HR dedicated Courses for HR was started
  • 1921 Multidivisional organisational structure was started
  • 1950 Need for Consultants to guide HRs
  • 1969 Vish Aggarwal the ‘Vishvapeta’ of Indian Recruitment Industry started ABC Consultants
  • 1974 a dedicated H.R.E. department started first at LNT Infotech

Thoughts Exchanged

Here the audience was asked to mention any tricks used by them to reduce vendor dependency? Wherein Yusuf mentioned that he conducted a mapping and headhunting Sourcing from the Internet database.

Creativity Challenge

There was another activity conducted by Sarang Brahme to get the audience engaged. He posed a challenge to the audience by questioning the audience, what is the most innovative thing you can do with Employer Referrals? Here are the ideas that were expressed…

  • Gamifications
  • Brownie points in performance appraisals or give an appraisal itself instead
  • Engage influencers like Spouses by giving them points
  • Non – voluntary appraisal or Learning aspects
  • Giving employee referral points with goodies attached to each point

Industry Knowledge Quizzer

Jashan Joshi conducted an Industry Knowledge quiz during his session by questioning the audience –

1. Name the 1st Software Company in the world.
A. The answer was Computer Usage Company (CUC)

a.Founded by John W. Sheldon and Kubie, E.C.
b.In the year 1955
c.Shut down in the year 1970

2. Which are the big 4 Consulting Companies in the world?
A. ENY, PWC, PMG & Deloit

3.Name the Top 4 IT Companies in India.

TCS, Infosys, Wipro & HCL


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