1st KweetTalk on Topic ‘Agile Recruiting’ by KIIT School of Mechanical Engineering

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The School of Mechanical Engineering, KIIT Deemed to be University organized the 1st Kweettalk SME (Panel Discussion) on the topic ‘Agile Recruiting’ as a part of the Kweettalks Webinar Series by Kontempore and KIIT on 10th October 2020.

Dr. Kumar Mohanty, Director CR, KIIT moderated the panel, which had Ms. Shobha Pandey, Lead Talent Mgt & DnI, John Deere; Mr. Sandeep Mahajan, HR Director SAARC, AssaAbloy India; Mr. Nilankur Mazumdar, Sr. GM HR, Johnson Controls India; and Mr.  Manish Kumar, TA Specialist from ETPL as the panellists. The discussion was hosted and coordinated by Mr. Pradeep Sridhar, Deputy Director of Corporate Relations and Dr. P. Chandrasekhar, Associate Professor, SME. Dr. Ashok K. Sahoo, Director, SME introduced about KIIT, School of Mechanical Engineering and outlined its achievements.

Welcoming the panellists and participants, Dr. Kumar Mohanty explained how agile recruiting has helped recruiters get the right candidate for the right job. He also mentioned that with automation coming in, the use of data in predicting trends becomes very important and AI thereon helps maximize efficiency in hiring. He also spoke on how agile hiring creates a better student experience and creates flexibility in hiring as well as enhances collaboration.

The panellists described how agile hiring has a better hiring efficiency and helps identify behaviour better and better people management. It is more process-centric from sourcing to designing to execution to a culture fit and overall a better circle of control in the process, they opined.
More than 100 students participated in the panel discussion, which was highly interactive and cherished by all the faculty members of SME. Dr. Sanjay Muthal, CEO Kontempore emphasized the importance of agile hiring in present-day TA and the positive impact it is going to create going forward. Dr. P. Chandrasekhar, Asso. Dean, Training and Placement, SME, on behalf of the entire SME fraternity and the organizing team, proposed the vote of thanks.

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