Linked In Director speaks on "Unlocking" talent pool using social media at ASM Group corporate meet

Pune (Maharashtra), May 1 (ANI): In a first of its kind corporate HR meet on social media, Linked in Director and Head Talent Solutions for Linked In India, Irfan Abdulla addressed senior HR professionals from the Pune industry at the ASM Group on April 29 here.

Dr.Sandeep Pachpande, Chairman ASM Group in his welcome address said:"ASM in keeping with its forward thinking outlook and innovative approach, through this programme has brought HR experts from the industry and social media experts from Linked in to deliberate on the role of social media in talent empowerment and search."

The belief at ASM is in a strong industry institute partnership with round the year seminars and workshops.

He added that such workshops apart from fuelling professional growth in Pune will also train the students to understand the current corporate challenges and make them industry ready.

Abdulla, in his presentation, commented on how "recruitment has moved from the back office to the boardroom and is impacting businesses in three ways (1) strategic talent planning, (2) talent branding and (3) competitive talent advantage.

"We are excited to be at the forefront of this transformation in companies as the world increasingly moves towards a knowledge economy," he said.

Shabnam Asthana, Director, Empowered Solutions, who had conceptualised and organised the event, remarked that she was overwhelmed to see the industry response to social media and its relevance today.

She further added that the topic of this seminar had generated a huge interest amongst the HR professionals and she looked forward to organising many more such corporate events in future. (ANI)