Workforce and talent acquisition planning are critical to winning the best talent: Sameer Penakalapati, CEIPAL, CEO
With the onset of the pandemic, organizations have had to adapt to a lot of unforeseen challenges stemming from the hybrid workplace and the rising concerns of talent management. For both of these critical areas, which determine the future of any organization, the solution rests in leveraging technology-based solutions to innovate strategies that can aid in better business outcomes by bringing in the best talent available in the market. In this Q&A, Sameer Penakalapti, Founder and CEO of CEIPAL, shares his insights on this critical topic for anyone who works in the field of HR.
Sameer is a serial entrepreneur who is dedicated to advising and investing in technology startups, specifically in the HR Tech & AI space. In the past 10 years, Sameer has founded and acquired over six companies, including two large staffing firms, multiple SaaS platforms, and a digital marketing agency. He has served hundreds of thousands of customers around the world. His key interests include talent acquisition, talent engagement, and total talent management.
Here are some excerpts:
Q. The pandemic has raised a host of challenges for organizations all over the world. What have been some of the biggest challenges in the field of HR and what are your thoughts about it?
The field of HR is as expansive as an ocean and we have so many areas in the HR space that have presented challenges. But, at CEIPAL, we focus on helping hiring organizations discover, curate, onboard, and manage talent for today and tomorrow. Talent acquisition is one of the greatest expenses of any corporation, representing between 60 and 70 percent of an employee’s salary.