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Quess and XLRI Launches Executive Certificate Program in Recruitment and Selection

Quess Corp, India’s leading business services company and largest employer in the private sector, announced a partnership with Xavier School of Management (XLRI) to upskill the next generation of recruiters. The Executive Certificate Program in Recruitment and Selection is curated for professionals and aspirants in the field of HR, talent acquisition, staffing, hiring and recruitment.

The course brings together the best of academia and industry to help bolster the recruitment ecosystem in India. The program aims to establish a professional standard for recruiters, equipping them with skills to enhance their workplace effectiveness and creating a pipeline of qualified talent pool to meet the burgeoning demand for this critical role. All graduates holding a degree in any discipline from a recognized institution, with two years of work experience, are eligible for the program. The certification will be issued by XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Dignitaries from Quess and XLRI inaugurated the program and welcomed the inaugural batch of 39 professionals with varied experience on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. The six-month virtual program commenced on February 18, 2022, and the sessions will be delivered live through a Direct to Device (D2D) platform facilitated by Quess. The course pedagogy, helmed by the discerning faculty at XLRI and leaders from Quess, includes experiential exercises, case studies, interactive sessions, quizzes, presentations, project work, and class exercises along with end-term examinations and class participation evaluations by the XLRI faculty. This will help the participants gain hands-on skills and learning that can be immediately applied at the workplace


Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Professor Ashish K Pani, Dean of Academics at XLRI, said, “Culture is the most important consideration for any organization, and it percolates into all aspects of business. This Executive Program will help drive a culture of innovation and empowerment for its students; innovation to transform businesses and empowerment to enable growth.”


Dr. Premrajan K – Program Director at XLRI, said, “In recent times, nearly 35 per cent of CHROs are from a non-HR background, highlighting the importance of business acumen in this profession. Keeping this in mind, the Executive Program has been designed to include several relevant topics – Employer Branding, Diversity & Inclusion, Technology & Analytics, Legal & Ethical Issues, as well as unique strategic and stakeholder perspectives of the function. Moreover, the program aims to go beyond the classroom dynamic and leverage real-time peer learning”.


Lohit Bhatia, President of Workforce Management, Quess Corp said, “We are delighted to partner with XLRI, a prominent institution and thought leader in HR, to help recruiters learn, grow and enhance their capabilities. As India’s leading staffing organization, every 5th employee at Quess is a recruiter, and we take pride in enabling participants to enroll and learn independently of their location. We look forward to training the next generation in this most critical art and science of recruiting!”

At Quess Corp, we are delighted about our partnership with XLRI and are excited to chart this journey of learning with the new batch of students.


About Quess Corp

Established in Bengaluru in 2007, Quess Corp Limited (BSE: 539978, NSE: QUESS) is India’s leading business services provider – that leverages its extensive domain knowledge and future-ready digital platforms to drive client productivity through outsourced solutions.

Quess provides a host of technology enabled staffing and managed outsourcing services across processes such as sales & marketing, customer care, after sales service, back office operations, manufacturing, facilities and security management, HR & F&A operations, IT & mobility services etc. Quess has a team of ~422,000 employees, serving ~3,000 clients across India, North America, APAC and the Middle East as on December 31, 2021.

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