Alisha Dsilva

Talent Acquisition Lead at Media.Net | Seasoned Business and Technology Recruiter


Years of Experience


iim calcutta indian institute of management calcutta, welingkar institute of management, k. j. somaiya college of science and commerce


directi, directi, publicis groupe, bookmyshow, eclerx

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    2022 - Present


    Talent Acquisition Lead

    - Successfully hired Product Managers from mid to leadership level via direct sourcing. - Collaborated with hiring managers to identify and address applicant gaps in the candidate pool, resulting in a 25% increase in applicant efficiency. - Served as the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for background verification for all new joiners. - Reorganized the background verification process, achieving 100% compliance and reducing discrepancies by 70%. -Received appreciation from the Director of Engineering and departmental heads for consistent recruitment efforts for a faster closure of product management roles.

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    2019 - 2021


    Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist is a technology company focused on developing innovative monetization products for digital publishers and advertisers.It is one of the top largest 5 ad tech companies in the world. Role: -Responsible for Talent Acquisition for the Programmatic and Finance function. -Recruiting actively for our premium advertiser, publisher management and the media buying teams for India from mid to senior level roles. -Partnering with hiring managers to coordinate and manage the full life cycle of the recruitment process. -Assisting the managers with creating job postings, evaluating candidates for best hires, and coaching managers on best practices around interviewing. -Focusing recruitment efforts to reach candidates whilst minimizing costs through direct sourcing, industry networking, Internet search, resume database and employee referrals. -Presenting market intelligence regarding hiring trends as well as research competitive markets and peer organizations to the stakeholders and BU Heads. -Providing consultative guidance to hiring managers on offer recommendations by analyzing internal equity and external market data. -Developed and executed various campus recruitment initiatives(Tier 1& 2 B Schools)to fulfil our intern and lateral requirements. -Received appreciation from the Departmental heads for consistent recruitment efforts for a faster closure of programmatic roles respectively.

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    2017 - 2019

    publicis groupe

    Talent Acquisition Associate

    Publicis Groupe is the third largest communications group in the world, a leader in marketing, communication and digital business transformation. We offer our clients expertise of four Solution hubs: creative with Publicis Communications, media services, digital business transformation and health & wellness communication. Role: Recruitment Lead โ€“ Leo Burnett & Leo Burnett Orchard - Managed end to end recruitment for two creative agencies of Publicis Groupe for their creative, brand management and production openings. - Monitored project ramp up, bench allocation, talent demand forecasting & forecast analysis. - Built high performance teams for Leo Burnett & Leo Burnett Orchard. - Expertise in active and passive recruiting and sourcing using Job Boards, LinkedIn and social media. Recruitment Lead โ€“ Indigo Consulting - Led the recruitment efforts for the technical hiring for Digital Transformation of Indigo Consulting. - Sourced and hired for niche and skilled roles like Drupal, AEM, Devops, UX Designers, Project Management, Full Stack Engineers, Dot Net Developers from a mid to senior level. - Implemented overall recruitment strategy right from direct sourcing, interviewing, salary negotiations to on-boarding. - Hired key talent through job portals, social networking sites, references, head hunting, undertook benchmarking of peer organizations - Conceptualized and implemented various campus strategies for non tech & design openings. - Provided recommendations on special recruitment initiatives - Designed and deployed candidate evaluation forms to ensure a more systematic assessment of candidates. - Received appreciation from the COO and departmental heads for consistent recruitment efforts.

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    2015 - 2017


    Assistant Manager Human Resources

    Launched in 2007, BookMyShow, owned and operated by Big Tree Entertainment Pvt Ltd (founded in 1999), is India's leading entertainment destination and the one-stop-shop for every out-of-home entertainment need. Role: - Recruited for several technical, non technical & analytical roles across different levels on PAN India basis. - Managed end to end recruitment process, ranging from sourcing, HR screening, offer extending and negotiation, stakeholder management and on boarding. - Maintained cost per hire at the lowest by utilizing the channel mix. - Effective usage of Database, Internet and Employee Referrals for prospective hiring. - Provided a high level of engagement with stakeholders throughout the recruitment cycle. - Conducted weekly calls and personal meetings with departmental heads to share hiring updates. - Administered background verification & follow up for pending documents with new joiners. - Liaised with the placement coordinators of various campuses & institutes to organize campus drives for fulltime and internship positions for various technical & non technical roles.

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    2010 - 2015


    Senior HR Analyst

    eClerx provides business process management, automation and analytics services to a number of Fortune 2000 enterprises, including some of the world's leading financial services, communications, retail, fashion, media & entertainment, manufacturing, travel & leisure, and technology companies. Role: - Managed the Assessment center at eClerx for 2 years. - Executed volume hiring for different verticals (Finance, eCommerce and Shared Services)in Mumbai and Pune. Also closed various niche skilled positions for lateral roles and language profiles. - SPOC for generating MBR's and QBR's for all locations in addition to auditing and publishing daily recruitment updates. - Participated in Campus hiring for Finance and eCommerce Verticals. - Co-ordinated with external vendors for conducting Background Verification. - Received Spot award in June 2011, Dec 2013 & Feb 2015 for professional excellence.


57 Skills


Analytical Skills


Brand Management

Campus hiring

Campus Placement

Candidate Experience




Creative Problem Solving

Cross-functional Team Leadership

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)





End to End Recruitments

Executive Search




HR Consulting

HR Operations



Market Data

Market Intelligence


Mass Hiring




Niche Marketing


Product Management

product manager

Project Management




Research Scientist


Senior Software Engineer

Senior Stakeholder Management

social media


Strategic Hiring


Talent Acquisition

Talent Acquisition

Technical Recruiting


University Recruitment

User Acquisition

User Experience (UX)

Vendor Management


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    2021 - 2022

    iim calcutta indian institute of management calcutta

    Executive Program in Strategic Human Resource Management

    Human Resources Development

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    2009 - 2010

    welingkar institute of management


    Human Resources

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    2004 - 2009

    k. j. somaiya college of science and commerce

    Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)

    Commerce, Accounts