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Maneesh.S.Pillai

HR Professional - Recruiter

Portfolio

  • A seasoned HR professional with 8.2 years of Technical Recruiting experience in the IT product development space with exposure to all major facets of talent acquisition such as :
  1. Stake holder Management
  2. Talent Mapping
  3. Sourcing and Screening
  4. Talent Pipe-lining   
  5. Maintaining a Strong Employer Brand
  6. Candidate Experience                        
  • Domain Expertise 
  • Conscientiousness and Collaboration 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Leadership 

Work History

Oct 2015till date

Recruiter II @ Amazon Development Centre

Tenure : 2 yrs 4 months
 
Key Areas of
Responsibility
Stake Holder Management :
  • Own requirements and openings so as to proactively manage and implement hiring practices.
  • Proactively advise, consult, and act on pertinent information (market conditions/ opportunities) with
  • the stakeholders.
  • Raise potential obstacles and adjust to any changing talent market conditions in a timely fashion.
  • Participate in client management through interviewing,assessing, and making offer recommendations.
  • Uses funnel metrics to drive actions and change management for the business. 
  • Integrate with the business as a talent adviser. 
  • Attend staff meetings, stand-ups, huddles, and any other client team related activity that could increase understanding of the business.
  • Represent business at recruiting conferences and events.
  • Evangelize the products and leaders for the organizations supported and for Amazon.
  • Partner with HR and Hiring Managers to know and understand existing team landscape in order to seek the right candidates for the right team at the right time.
  • Know and understand existing team parity when it comes to preparing offers.
  • Present relevant data that easily speak of opportunity areas and/or successes that can in turn assist in determining the right course of action for  recruiting talent.
  • Drive improvement sessions with clients on sourcing strategies, interview skills training, referral sessions, and other relevant brown bags.

Candidate Management :
(Sourcing,Screening,Assessment and Engagement)

  • Develop sourcing strategies so as to effectively contribute to candidate generation. 
  • Use multiple channels in sourcing outside of the typical job board and resume channels and stay updated on recruiting  trends in the industry.
  • Develop and maintain talent networks in targeted areas so as to nurture capabilities that can help in converting prospects into candidates.
  • Ability to report on sourcing channels, measure of success and interpret the data to suggest viability of sourcing strategy and improvements needed.
  • Engages candidates at each stage of the recruiting process.

  • Follow data backed approach in setting expectations and offer negotiations with candidates. 

  • Share best practices with recruiting peers that can contribute to improving  candidate engagement.

  • Engage candidates by different methods including but not limited to cold calling, email, and events.

  • Actively participate in candidate on-site interviews and debriefs and be influential and credible on candidate assessments.

  • Actively involved in assessing candidates through resume screening and phone interviews.

  • Maintain a good understanding of  requirements and  share knowledge and insights with recruiting community to assist in assessment.

  • Conduct behavioral-style reference checks for candidates as needed; use knowledge gained to add value to the hiring process and help managers make the right hires and partner to craft effective on-boarding plans.

Achievements @ Amazon:
  • Received recognition from stakeholders for being a  key contributor in ramping up Amazon's business intelligence team (CSBI) in Hyderabad.
  • Received recognition from stakeholders for revamping the existing event model and thereby increasing  efficiency and scalability especially in implementing it across locations.

Oct 2014Sept 2015

Technical Recruiter @ Google India Pvt Ltd

via Ad Astra Consultants
Tenure : 1 year
Key Areas of
Responsibility:  

As a technical recruiter at Google I am instrumental in: 

  • Recruiting top talent for the engineering teams based in Bangalore, Hyderabad and the Mountain View office.
  • Create and manage the talent pipeline for the Software Engineer and Software Engineer,Tools and Infrastructure roles via gHire and LinkedIn.
  • Involved in identifying new sources of hire.
  • Source and develop passive and active candidates through networking, internet searches and research

  • Recruiting SPOC for the Google for Work and Android product development team based in Hyderabad.
  • Organise batch weeks (recruitment events) on a periodic basis.
  • Participate in global projects that focus on employee referrals, referral experience,candidate engagement.
  • Partner with the Programs team at Google for enabling a smooth campus placements season.
  • Partner with various Google People Services teams to ensure positive candidate experience and process compliance.
Achievements @ Google:
  • Single handedly organised two batch weeks at Bangalore and Bangladesh for recruiting new graduates in Jan 2015.
  • Was recognised by the business in supporting critical new graduate hires.
Mar 2010Oct 2014

Talent Acquisition Consultant

NCR Corporation India Pvt Ltd
Tenure: 4 years 8 months
Key Responsibility Areas:
  • Managing end to end recruitment activities which include screening and sourcing for prospective applicants, facilitating interviews, improving candidate experience, salary negotiation/Offer release and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Maintaining strict process adherence through an RMS system (TALEO).
  • Ensure competency based hiring through psychometric tests as well as competency based interviews.
  • Weekly analysis of open positions putting in place plan of action for high ageing requisitions.
  • Weekly reporting as well as customer interfacing so as to update and set expectations with key stake holders.
  • Managing the referral source and facilitating the integration of this source to Taleo.
Achievements @ NCR:
  • Started as an intern in March 2010 supporting the Talent Acquisition Consultants with sourcing as a KRA.
  • Quick graduation to handling end to end recruitment activities for IT requirements in Gurgaon and Hyderabad in a span of 2 months.
  • Gained exposure in IT hiring for the next 4 months at multiple facilities thereby having the rare distinction of having worked at all major NCR facilities in India. (Gurgaon – IT Center,Hyderabad – R&D Center, Mumbai –Development center, Puducherry – Manufacturing Plant)
  • Was offered permanent role as a Sourcing Specialist in the India Talent Acquisition team,Mumbai in September 2010.
  • Involved in hiring IT professionals across locations for NCR till December 2010.
  • Given the interim responsibility of managing the largest function for NCR India - Services and CCC space pan India consisting of more than 2000 employees as a stand alone recruiter from December 2010 to June 2011.
  • Promoted to Talent Acquisition Consultant (TAC - Grade 7) and assigned back to IT hiring in June 2011.I have since , been recruiting for various teams within the Industrial Solutions Group of NCR , handling software and hardware engineering requirements.
  • Assigned to design and develop a reporting format for the team so as to monitor key matrices for the India TA Team. I have since been instrumental in presenting the weekly and monthly report for the team.
  • Promoted to Grade 9 in 2013, I was assigned the additional responsibility of developing and streamlining the referral source within NCR.
  • Promoted to Grade 10 in 2014, I was responsible for recruiting key positions across various teams spanning engineering, professional services, solution management and various COEs at the NCR R&D centre in Hyderabad.

Education

2009

B.B.A

Indian Institute of Planning and Management

Three Year Full- time Under Graduate Programme in National Planning andEntrepreneurship

2006

A.I.S.S.C.E (12th)

De Paul Public School, Kerala
2004

S.S.E (10th)

Bharathiya Vidya Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Kerala