Unlocking the Talent Pool – Using Social Media Initiated by the ASM Group of Institutes

ASM Group of Institutes organizes a talk by Director and Head of Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn, Mr. Irfan Abdulla on the topic ‘Unlocking The Talent Pool – Using Social Media’, with industry leaders and students in attendance

Online PR News – 17-May-2013 – Maharashtra – In a bid to leverage the importance of social media, particularly for HR professionals, the ASM Group’s dynamic Chairman Dr. Sandeep Pachpande recently invited the Director and Head of Talent Acquisition, LinkedIn, Mr. Irfan Abdulla to deliver a talk to the students and staff of the ASM Group of Institutes. The educational talk and interactive session with the central theme of ‘Unlocking the Talent Pool – Using Social Media’, was conducted at the state-of-the-art auditorium of the Group’s Pimpri Campus on April 29, 2013.

LinkedIn, considered as the world’s largest corporate networking site, has assumed significant importance among job seekers and talent hunters alike. Mr. Irfan Abdulla, speaking on the occasion said that, “India has the second largest LinkedIn membership after USA and is now a need of the hour.”

The program saw an enthusiastic turnout from over 150 HR professionals and executives from various companies across Pune. Some of the guest present like Mr. Manas Dewan from Mercedes Benz, Mr. Ankush Malhotra, VP, BNY Mellon, and Mr. Prafulla Talera Director Dynamic Logistics presented case studies on their experience with social media and how it benefits both the employers and those seeking employment.

Some of the high points utilizing LinkedIn were enumerated as getting huge database of professionals with skill sets.

getting Industry, function specific profiles of people.

reestablishing networking contacts

retracing old colleagues/organization

getting updated on Industry, association events etc.

Later, select few students from the ASM Group also had the opportunity to interact with not only Mr. Irfan Abdulla of LinkedIn, but also the Industry professionals present on the occasion.

About ASM Group of Institutes:

Since inception in 1983, the Audyogik Shikshan Mandal has made ground-breaking progress in areas that span industries such as Engineering, IT, FMCG, Communications etc. Five state-of-the-art campuses in Pune and Mumbai, a busy calendar of social events, a global reputation for teaching pedagogy and excellent sporting facilities makes ASM Group of Institutes a great place of study. Our vision is to provide the best of education to each and every student who joins any of our institutes. Over 5000 students from India and abroad study at the ASM Group of Institutes every year, strengthening our reputation as a Global Group in the field of professional education.