Boardroom: How recruitment contests are aiding the objective analysis of tech talent

By Sukriti Yaduwanshi | 5 Min Read | Published on: 22nd Sep 2021
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The recruitment landscape is constantly changing with technological advancements. While the war for tech talent is getting intense, the challenge to source, evaluate and hire the right fit is also increasing. This is where recruitment contests like hackathons, ideathon, tech challenges, etc. come into frame. These formats of effective recruitment makes the objective analysis of candidates seamless and legit.

We rationalized these forms of recruitment with eminent industry leaders. 
Tina Rastogi, VP - Human Capital Management, CybageSekhar Garisa, Chief of Emerging Businesses and Corporate Development at Quess CorpAliva Panigrahy, Senior Manager HR, SynopsysGaurav Mangla, Co-Founder & CTO, Pickrr

Key takeaways from the discussion: 
Adoption of recruitment contests in the past few years with the change in hiring landscapes, especially for the hiring of tech talentRecruitment contests help in spotting the right talent, ideation, managing capacity constraints for bulk-hiring, building candidate advocacy for the brand and reference pool for the future Recruitment contests with proper program management and scientific assessments help in eliminating hiring biases and bring time efficiency to the overall hiring processUtility of SaaS-based assessment platforms to measure current and future potential of candidates on the required skill setsSuperior candidate experience - right from sourcing, screening, assessments, interview, selection, and feedback sharing. Building seamless experience could help candidates in making fair judgment of the overall process, job role, and the organisationHow tech-enabled assessment and interview platforms could help in automating the hiring and candidate assessment process
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Written by: Sukriti Yaduwanshi

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