Manila, Philippines. The IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) has recently concluded the HR Summit last September 1 and 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Galleria. The summit entitled Getting Future Ready was attended by the most prominent names in both the academe and the IT-BPM Industries.
The event facilitated the discussion on the challenges and solutions to salient issue revolving around the arena of hiring talents. Industry experts shared their thoughts and best practices as their respective institutions get ready for the next step in modernizing the recruitment process in general. Technological advancements through apps and software were also presented during the summit.
Mr. Jay Manahan, TeleDevelopment’s Business Development Director introduced a revolutionary app that will take recruitment to another level. HireMe app is a product developed by Pearson and was introduced to the HR Summit audience. “62% of job seekers check your company websites through mobile phones – what are you going to do about it?” These were his parting words that made the attendees realize the power of mobile devices in addressing their recruitment challenges.
Among the focal points of the discussion were:
The Role of Teachers
Vincent Fabella, President of Jose Rizal University presented on Day 2 the initiatives of universities in coping up with industry requirements. Curriculum and teaching materials are constantly being updated to conform with standards and faculty members are undergoing various relevant training.
Students as Co-creators
The role of students is integral in achieving the goal of uniting the academe and the industries. Their preparedness is key in strengthening the country’s global competitiveness. As such, the discussion allowed for members of the student populace to articulate their needs in attaining this endeavor. Among the points raised was the institutionalization of set courses that would run in parallel with industry standards.
One of the most talked about topics during the summit was Gamification – integrating the concept of game and play in proliferating engagement through various platforms. In the advent of the digital age, everything is geared towards user experience, in the same light, convenience is paired with “playability.”
In a discussion where TeleDevelopment’s Country Manager, Mr. John Manzano was a panelist, he shared the key components to gamification and how it will aptly contribute to taking recruitment to another level.
Recruitment is not as simple as inviting qualified applicants to undergo the set process, it entails creativity and integrated with modern methodologies for it to be successful. TeleDevelopment Services is a pioneer in searching for talents through its most innovative techniques.