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Appaiah Ballachanda
Bengaluru Area, India
Business Head
The Search Practice
Highlights
Executive Search Leader Focused on recruiting Transformational Leads Globally. Human Resources radical with over 20 years of experience managing different facets in the Human Resources function specializing in Talent Acquisition, Consulting, Transitions and Change Management, C&B, HR Interventions, Human Capital Risk management, Internal Communications & Relations, Operations, Systems and Processes. Prior to The Search Practice was at Sapphire Human Solutions as Vice President, and with P N Venugopal & Associates, an Executive Search firm as Associate Director. Earlier was Divisional Head – Human Resources at iGATE Global Solutions heading its Global Talent Acquisition function. Also did stints with Sonata Software and TMI Network early in the career. Strategic business partner by providing thought leadership in strategizing HRM and Career guide, has varied experience from conducting Searches, strategizing Talent Acquisition and mentoring with a good mix of Operations, Corporate and Consulting. Strong analytics, with ability to create, innovate, measure, and scale the right workflow between all the stakeholders in the organization. Talent Evangelist with strong influencing and negotiating skills - Organized, Pragmatic, Persuasive, Proactive Specialties: Recruitment Strategy, HR Consulting, Employer/Recruitment Branding, Mentoring, Profiling, Executive Search & Talent Acquisition
Areas offering Advice on
  • Skilling Up and Future Proofing
  • Career Growth
  • Understanding People Related Perspectives
  • Growing As A Leader
  • Relationship Management
  • Self Management
  • Critical Interaction Prep
  • Ethics Related
Professional Expertise
  • Talent Management
  • Career Growth
  • Leadership Hiring
  • Succession Planning
  • Executive Search
  • Employer Branding
  • Talent Acquistion Strategy
  • HR Systems & Processes
COMPANIES WORKED
Business Head
The Search Practice​​​​​​​
April 2014 - Current
Bangalore
Vice president
Sapphire Human Solutions​​​​​​​
November 2010 - August 2012
Bangalore
Associate Director
P N Venugopal & Associates​​​​​​​
May 2005 - November 2010
Bangalore
Divisional Head - Human Resources
iGATE Global Solutions​​​​​​​
1999 - 2005
Bangalore
Human Resources
Sonata Software Limited​​​​​​​
1998 - 1999
Bangalore
Manager
TMI Network​​​​​​​
1994 - 1998
Bangalore
Education
University of Mysore
MBA
1988 - 1990
Mysore University
Bachelor’s Degree
1985 - 1988
Fee Per Hour
₹ 6947.5/Hr
Rating
3.0/5.0
5 star
Saw the light!
4 star
Food for thought



3 star
Energized
2 star
Clarity
1 star
Not much Value