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PRASAD DATAR VISITS STUDENTS FOR A SESSION ON ‘SEARCH AND SELECTION INDUSTRY IN THE UAE’

 

27 January 2016

27 January 2016

The 'Search and Selection' industry is, in a nutshell, a deeper and broader approach to developing effective talent search and selection solutions. But what exactly is the crux of this industry, how does it impact what you do, and how is it going to revolutionise business? In an interactive session, Mr. Prasad shed light on exciting insights about the Search and selection industry and its adoption in the Middle East and African markets. The discussion was focussed on proven assessment techniques, business intelligence, and unconventional strategies to identify specialised talent that is in line with the client’s requirement.

 




The talk started off with a discussion on what Search and Selection industry is and how is it helping clients to identify and validate experts from multi-disciplinary backgrounds to meet their business challenges. Mr. Prasad highlighted the importance of “Search and Selection Industry” in all the businesses that concern Talent acquisition and HR consulting. He further discussed the UAE market opportunities in Search and Selection industry.

During the course of the discussion, he explained in detail about the Search and Selection Industry which acts as a broker between companies and candidates and hence plays a matchmaker role. Prasad also gave the insights about the two verticals of Search industry – Retain Search and Contingent search. 

It was later followed by a discussion on how candidates can get attention from companies to remain visible in the market and how to establish a relationship with the key people in the organisation. He also stressed the importance of HR consulting for the upcoming opportunities in the Search industry. He gave examples of how clients are benefitted largely by the Search and Selection Industry.

Towards the end, Mr. Prasad discussed the issues impacting the Search and Selection industry. But more than anything, he gave his company’s vision to meet the challenges companies are facing in UAE and other Gulf countries.


Key Learning from the Event: 

The discussion was later followed by a Q & A session where students actively participated to know more aspects of the “Search and Selection Industry”, which still is a new and unexplored topic for most of the students. The session gave a lot of insights regarding the talent search and acquisition as on how it helps clients to be more productive by hiring the right talent.  

Profile of the Speaker: 

Mr. Prasad Datar is the founder and CEO of Nexo Business Consulting, UAE. A post graduate in HR, Prasad has 20+ years of experience in diverse industries such as FMCG, Aviation, Banking and Search Selection. He has held leadership positions in extra-curricular activities in school and university that laid the foundation for a people-centric career. Within HR function, his key interest is in Talent Management & Development. 

After the successful corporate stint, Prasad took the ”leap of faith” to establish an organization in the UAE offering Search & Selection, HR Consulting, and Business Consulting services to clients in the Middle East & Africa. He is currently working on projects in diverse industries and functions in MEA. When not traveling, Prasad loves interacting with people of various backgrounds, aspirations, and mind-sets. 
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