Role played by job consultants in Indian market
There are millions of small and big companies across various sectors and industries in India. The country is rapidly growing as a developed commercial market for multinationals that are willing to set up base in India.
Since the organisations are expanding rapidly, in order to cut down on recruitment costs, they outsource their staffing work to recruitment consultants. With the help of outsourcing the task to some other agency, companies can focus on some other important matters. These recruiters fill the gap between the company and the job seeker. They perform a comprehensive research about the client’s business to determine the leadership qualities and professional skills that they are expecting in their employees, and use the same information for finding the candidates that best meet their human resource requirements.
Various services offered by recruitment consultants:
Manpower Staffing Services: Job consultants with their expertise and trained personnel offer effective staffing services to corporates. These services include permanent staffing, assessment & field force recruitment, office assistants and various other staffing services. They conduct extensive search looking for the best candidates suitable for the open position, pre-qualify them, and schedule their final interview with the company.
Executive Search: A company needs competent employees at senior level in order to deliver better results. Executive search provide companies with professionally experienced managers, CEOs, directors, vice presidents & general managers.
Orientation Services: Post selection services are also provided 1by these consultants. After the selection of candidates, they make arrangements for their orientation program on behalf of companies. The program include details related to profile, code of conduct, labour laws of the country of employment, etc.
Training & Development: On behalf of companies, these recruitment agencies , also provide effective training and development (T&D) solutions to selected candidates. T&D program provided by these job agencies give proper emphasis on time management, communication skills, customer service, business networking and sales, positive attitude, stress management, presentation skills, business etiquettes, creative and critical thinking, etc.
Interim recruitment: Job consultants also provide temporary staffing solutions to corporates. It is relatively a new concept in India which helps in recruiting specialized staff for a specific time period/project.
Mass hiring: Mass Hiring includes bulk hiring of the candidates for different departments in a very cost-effective manner. These consultants , are specialised in providing competent solutions for mass hiring in different verticals.
Presence of recruitment agencies in India
There is no dearth of recruitment agency in India. More and more job agents are opening up their offices in various metro and non-metro cities to provide recruitment outsourcing services to companies. Normally a registration fee is charged for enrolling with the placement agency, which is usually valid up to one year from the date of enrolment.
Further, some placement agencies also have terms regarding the percentage of salary for the first month to be paid when they provide suitable candidate to them.
Some of the well-known consultants in India which provide both middle and senior level job solutions globally are MaFoi, ABC consultants, Manpower consultants, Global Hunt, etc.
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