WGS16 Third Place Winner

A Proud Moment For iPlace USA as Vishal Shettigar Achieves Third Place in The World’s Greatest Sourcer Competition 2016

MCLEAN, VA, USA AND PUNE, INDIA — May 24, 2016: Shally Steckerl, a globally recognized recruiting thought leader and pioneer in sourcing and recruitment marketing, announced today the winners of the World’s Greatest Sourcer 2016 competition (WGS16). iPlace employee Vishal Shettigar came in a close third place with 404 points after finishing seventh last year.

There were 1,235 sourcing and recruiting professionals from all around the world, competing to win the grand prize: the WGS16 trophy and champion title. This year’s World’s Greatest Sourcer competition consisted of six grueling challenges, which included a candidate scavenger hunt, deep web search, hat tips, and building the best search string ever.

Vishal Round

Vishal Shettigar, iPlace’s Sourcing Team Lead stated: “It was a fierce competition. It took a lot of discipline to systematically go through each of the sourcing challenges but it was totally worth it. A great learning experience! I got to learn and share a lot of new things as well as showcase my talents and skills to the giants of the sourcing world. The competition was tough and demanding, especially the ‘Build a String’ challenge. I had to research a lot, but I finished strong. I scored 20 out of 20 and yes, that’s how I came in third place. WGS16 brought out the best in me and empowered me to share my learning with others. Fingers crossed for next year as I aim towards winning the WGS trophy and champion title!”

Shashank Round

iPlace Sourcer Shashank Goud stood ninth in the competition with 374 points. He stated:

“It was an excellent and very challenging experience. My favorite part of the competition was scoring a full 20 out of 20 points in the ‘Deep Web Search’ challenge. I researched thoroughly and put all of my efforts into the competition. I invested a significant amount of time while preparing for the challenges and also took advice from my colleague and mentor – Vishal Shettigar. He is a true professional and a great mentor. He kept me motivated to continue learning and stay in the competition.”

Ketan Round

iPlace Sourcer Ketan Dubbewar stood sixteenth in the competition with 361 points. He stated:

“This was my first attempt at the WGS16 competition. I learned a lot of new things from industry thought-leaders, which was priceless and helped me, develop professionally. I really enjoyed ‘The Hat Tip’ challenge. It was amazing! Professionals from all around the world shared sourcing tips or tricks that have yielded them proven success. It was awesome to go through such a collective treasure of knowledge revealed in such a way. Special kudos to all 1,235 sourcing and recruiting contestants who competed in the challenge and congratulations to all the winners, especially the third place winner – Vishal Shettigar. I’m so privileged to work with such passionate and talented professionals.

  • WGS16 Third Place Winner
    World’s Greatest Sourcer Winners 2016 from Sourcing Operations (Day Shift). From left to right, Neha Rana, Rank #125; Rakhi Kolhe, Rank #134; Shrikant Shewale, Rank #148; Amol Salunke, Rank #153; Smeet Nale, Rank #107; Deepak Kutty, Rank #39; Jeanne Heydecker, Rank #40; Aaliya Kashani, Rank #65; Naqiyyah Dalal, Rank #71; Vishal Shettigar, Rank #3; Shashank Goud, Rank #9; Ketan Dubbewar, Rank #16; Nupur Patil, Rank #49.

List of iPlace Winners

Name Rank
Vishal Shettigar 3
Shashank Goud 9
Ketan Dubbewar 16
Deepak Kutty 39
Jeanne Heydecker 40
Zoheb Khan 46
Zoheb Ahmed 47
Nupur Patil 49
Aaliya Kashani 65
Iksha Kumar 67
Daniel Rogers 69
Naqiyyah Dalal 71
Smeet Nale 107
Neha Rana 125
Rimpy Sarawgi* 135
Rakhi Kolhe 134
Shoan Salve 136
Shrikant Shewale 148
Amol Salunkhe 153

*employee no longer with the company

About iPlace USA

iPlace is a global recruiting company with headquarters in McLean, Virginia, USA and an international recruiting center in Pune, India. iPlace enables companies hiring in America to expand their sourcing and recruiting bandwidth with high quality and at low cost.

Visit our web site at: http://iplaceusa.com

About The Sourcing Institute

The Sourcing Institute is dedicated to the extreme optimization of your recruitment teams, developing their talent identification, attraction and engagement skills beyond conventional proficiencies. More information can be accessed at https://www.thesourcinginstitute.com/aboutus


Jeanne Heydecker
Chief Strategy Officer
iPlace USA
7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 501
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 349-6097

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