MeritTrac's new center for HP in B'lore

By siliconindia staff writer   |   Monday, 25 October 2004, 07:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE: Setting off a new model, MeritTrac Services, a pioneer & leader in Competence Assessment and Pre-Recruitment Processing has recently set up a dedicated assessment center for HP-GDIC in Bangalore.
Dedicated to HP and managed by MeritTrac, the center located in HSR Layout near the Electronics City Flyover is the first of its kind in the country and will administer a suite of assessments in Spoken English, Listening Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning Skills, Mental Application & Tech Support Skills.
The center will be open seven days a week, 12 hours a day and houses a dedicated team from MeritTrac to assess individuals for specific jobs in IT/BPO arena. The assessment center will also act as a single point contact for the various vendors currently used by HP GDIC.

Formally opening the center, Pramod Fernandes, Head HR, HP-GDIC, said," We realized that there is great value in centralizing all our volume recruitment in one location within city limits making it easily accessible to the applicants of HP-GDIC. The centralized assessment also helps us in standardizing the testing processes and allows us to evaluate an applicant for multiple job openings. This way the focus shifts from elimination to one's fitment, which we believe would lead to higher conversion rates from a particular resource pool. We expect this to enable us in moving to the next level of maturity in our assessment processes and thus consolidate our leadership position as a preferred employer in the IT and Contact center space".
Commented Madan Padaki, Co-founder & Director-Business Development, MeritTrac Services," We are delighted that a global leader like HP recognized our value-adds in setting up an exclusive, independent competence assessment center for its IT/BPO recruitment. We believe that this is the next level of evolution in driving efficiency in talent acquisition wherein there is significant reduction in terms of advertising, screening, sourcing, cycle time for recruitment and also of the administrative load on the Recruitment department related to conducting and evaluating the tests and the initial round of interviews.

The good thing about this new center is that it does so while increasing the conversion rates thus providing a definite win-win value proposition for the client."
Added, Narasimham, Head HR, HP Contact Center, "We expect to dramatically reduce the turnaround time from applicant entry to offer to around 4 hours with this center. Another positive aspect of this enter is that it allows us every applicant to feel the experience while being there."
Founded in 2000 by three professionals-turned-entrepreneurs, MeritTrac services Pvt. Ltd. is the undisputed pioneer & leader in the competence assessment space with plans to enter other related services over a period of time. Headquartered in Bangalore, the company is present in ten centers across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Trivandrum, Chennai and Hyderabad among others. MeritTrac also has its presence in International locations like Toronto and London and operates in North America through its Business Partner based in Canada.

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