On 29th December, 2019 a guest session was organized for the second-year students of human resource management. The guest speaker was Ms. Pragya Trivedi, Director-Executive Talent Acquisition, South Asia for Kantar. Ms. Pragya is also an alumina of batch 2000-2002. The session was conducted under the guidance of Prof. Pallavi Srivastava, instructor for the elective on Talent Acquisition. The session began with Prof. Pallavi Srivastava presenting the green certificate to the guest.
Her session focused on ‘Leadership hiring’. Initially, she discussed about the hierarchy in which the recruitment takes place, she said that there is fresher hiring where the volume hiring generally takes place, then the next level of hiring is at the middle manager and finally the most crucial, the senior executive hiring or the leadership hiring. While sharing her experience, she discussed about the challenges that she faced while she was hiring for the executive positions.
It was a highly interactive session where she answered questions on approaching the passive candidates, talent poaching, ethics in hiring, challenges of counteroffers, negotiating with the candidate on behalf of the client etc. As an alumina of the institute, she also guided the students in their career growth path and their future in consultancy for executive hiring. The session was concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof. Pallavi Srivastava to Ms. Pragya Trivedi.