IIM-A has joined hands with professional networking site LinkedIn to keep placement channels open with recruiters even after students graduate. With a formal agreement now in place between IIM-A and LinkedIn, recruiters can now go through alumni profiles for hiring at middle and senior levels. Headhunters, too, will get an invite to join the LinkedIn group. Globally recruiters have never been part of any B-school alumni group, IIM-A will verify members before allowing them to be part of the group, thus authenticating the profiles. According to Hari V Krishnan, country manager of India, “Alumni network is an important reason why people join B-schools. Apart from networking infrastructure, this (the tie-up) will provide secondary placement platform to alumni. Not only recruiters, but IIM-A alumni, who have become industry captains in various sectors, look for hiring potential candidates and they will prefer graduates from their own institute."
Source: The Economic Times