Welcome to Employee Highlights, our newest blog dedicated to highlighting our incredible employees. Our employees are the backbone of our business and the reason for our success. Today we will be highlighting one of our top talents from India, Vinodkumar Manchikanti! Vinod joined our family back in November of 2006, getting his start with US recruitment. From there, he worked his way to recruitment in India, hiring the best resources available in the market. He now works for our Business Development team, bringing his talent and eye for recruitment with him. These attributes is what makes him a great asset to the Aptude Family!

In his spare time, Vinod enjoys watching TV – especially the CID (Criminal Investigation Department) series and dance shows. He also loves shopping and traveling and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

What is your role with (client) and in what circumstances would I come to you?
Consider me a Business Development Resource.

How long have you been with Aptude?
Currently I’m on my fifteenth year with Aptude.

Are you an early bird or night owl?
Night Owl.

What led you down this career path?
I believe more in art than science…

Is there anyone who has influenced you on how you approach your work?
My role models are Srinath Parepally, all of Aptude’s top management and my grandfather.

If you were to write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
See-Saw or Ups & Downs.

What motivates you?
Being an influential or charismatic leader.

What is something you’ve done but will never do again?
My superiors once lost a little bit of trust on me, but I will try to see that I would not repeat that situation again.

Any guilty pleasures?
Big Boss TV Show.

What’s your favorite childhood memory?
I participated in a Radio Quiz at very early age, selected amongst thousands of candidates.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?
Connecting people, and I’m really strong at recruiting.

What is one totally irrational fear you have?
Luck does not favor me sometimes.

What kind of music do you like listening to?
Love songs. All kinds.

Any hidden talents you would like to share with us?
I am rarely ever complained about.

If you could choose any superpower, what would it be and why?
To get back the things I’ve lost in the last few years.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I don’t know. How about a movie producer?

What is the best compliment you ever received?
I’ve gotten a lot of compliments, most recently was Mr. Aptude 2019.

What’s a mistake you made early in your career and what did you learned from it?
I hate to play politics.

What was your first job?
In human resources.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you that would you like to share with us today?
I unnecessarily do not like to involve others, but feel free to poke me anytime. And during Covid times I have realized that it’s important to get back to someone ASAP.

Thank you again, Vinod! And congrats on 14 years!