TA Masterclass

This format is to help professionals upskill themselves. It is conducted and taught by eminent and experienced professionals with domain expertise.  who are primarily interested in networking with industry peers and learning about emerging trends.

September 2020

TA Masterclass (Online) 

A session on what it takes to build an employer brand in the pandemic affected world.

Topic: Employer Branding in the context of the Pandemic

Speakers: Mezjan Dallas, Pankaj Bavishi, Anil Jalali, Rajeev Palanki, Vivek Gopalakrishnan, Dilpreet Singh

Duration: 4 hours & 15 mins   

May 2020

TA Masterclass LevelUp (Online)

This session on Virtual Recruitment had discussions and teachings of the skills a recruiter will need to be highly productive in the Virtual Recruitment environment, the New Normal.

Topic: Virtual Recruiting – The new Normal 

Speakers: Akshat Gupta, Vishwanadh Raju, Priyanka Kanoongo, Navin Patel, Vanitha V, Reeba Thomas Manoj


April 2020

Webinar on Hiring in a Pandemic (Online)

TA and HR Heads of Infomatica, SAP and ToneTag discussed Branding, Sourcing, Onboarding, Candidate Engagement, Offer Cancellation and Deferral in the Pandemic affected world.

Topic: Hiring in a Pandemic

Speakers: Aditya Pal Singh, Raksha Agrawal, Vinay Trivedi 

Duration:  45 mins

November 2019

TA Masterclass LevelUp, Bangalore

1 Day knowledge Forum for TA Effectiveness in the Frontline

Topic: 1 Day knowledge Forum for TA Effectiveness in the Frontline

Speakers: Muralidhar Teppala, Anupam Srivastava, Devina Kashyap, Jayanth Tarimala, Nadeem Pasha, Ashish Mahajan, Vishwanadh Raju, Anchal A

Duration: 7 hours

July 2019

TA Masterclass 

From insights to impacts. A masterclass to help develop a strategic vision towards Talent Acquisition from seasoned industry leaders.

Topic: Strategic Talent Acquisition

Speakers: Daryl Pinto, Vinay Trivedi, Mezjan Dallas, Amit Sachdev, Mitchell Dudani

 Duration: 7 hours & 30 mins

Our Trainers

Mezjan Dallas

Mezjan has led employer branding programs for IBM India on campus. His team’s work in this space received significant press coverage in leading Indian newspapers. He loves writing & has published multiple articles on employer branding in India’s leading HR Journal, People Matters. His team also helped IBM win multiple awards from Zinnov Consulting & one from LNoD roundtable. He is certified as a World Class Employer Branding professional by Universum. He has also run IBM’s premium internship program Extreme Blue, to attract top talent from the IITs.


Pankaj Bavishi

Pankaj is passionate about Talent Development, Employer Branding and Innovation and is a prolific inventor himself with 10+ filed patents and publications. He has led several Employer Branding initiatives, campus outreach programs across the country, implemented modern talent hiring strategies and has delivered Keynote speeches at Top Tier Institutes.

Anil Jalali

Anil is an outstanding and accomplished HR leader with 25 years of experience in the industry. He led Human Resources in large corporations including Capgemini, IBM, Wipro and RPG Group. Anil is a result-oriented leader with a penchant for change & transformation across Talent, Leadership, Engagement, Rewards, Workforce Relations and Diversity & Inclusion, having worked with globally diverse teams. He led large HR teams and keenly supported their development.


Rajeev Palanki

Rajeev is an engineer by qualification, developer by heart, became a manager by accident and has stayed on by choice. As the Employee Experience Leader for the IBM India Software Labs, he is responsible for leading business operations, skill transformation initiatives, engagement programs and building eminence within the Lab. While that’s his role definition, Rajeev believes he is here to make IBM India Software Labs, a happy workplace.

Vivek Gopalakrishnan

Vivek is a sales & marketing professional with experiences spanning advertising, direct marketing, sales, product development and brand management; these honed across a multitude of global brands spanning sectors such as FMCG, Automotive, Telecom, Logistics, Hospitality & Financial services across the Indian sub-continent & Asian markets.



Dilpreet Singh

Dilpreet is a professional with over 38 years of experience in HR and Business. Known for being an HR generalist who successfully partners with a business in growth and its life-cycles, laying the foundations for HR function and processes to enable growth and optimization. Currently serving as a Board Member of Ethos Limited, Member Governing Council of Chandigarh University, Punjab, Chief Advisor, HR Policy India, An Association of Chief Human Resource Officers in India and Advisor Total Brain Limited. 



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       Monika, Xylem 

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