NASSCOM's IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council, in association with TalentSprint, has launched a nationwide programme for talent acquisition professionals in the information technology-business process management (IT-BPM) industry, a statement said here on Thursday.
The Talent Acquisition Professionals (TAP) Forum, launched by NASSCOM chairman B.V.R. Mohan Reddy, is a real plus virtual community platform for talent acquisition professionals to imbibe industry best practices, celebrate successes, and network with each other.
There are over 30,000 talent acquisition professionals in the IT-BPM industry who play a critical role in the success of organizations.
"With 10 million new college graduates entering the workforce every year, India has the potential to become the workforce of the world by 2020," said NASSCOM vice president and SSC executive director Sandhya Chintala.
"However, the key to ensuring availability of high level skill is by standardizing and certifying them. The SSC NASSCOM Qualification Packs are a solution that talent acquisition professionals can use to raise the quality of the talent pool in their organization," she added.
"We intend to create events and a virtual platform where talent acquisition professionals can learn, celebrate and network with each other. The intent is to inspire the TAP fraternity to become more strategically aligned and contribute significantly to organizational productivity," said TalentSprint CEO and MD Santanu Paul.
"We invite the community to join this movement to up-skill themselves in order to grow and stay relevant in their careers," he added.
The next leg of the event will be held in Bengaluru, followed by Chennai, Pune and New Delhi.