Sunday, December 23, 2007

Options-now a part of a Worldwide Recruiting Network!

I am glad to mention that earlier this fortnight -we, at Options Executive Search have become the first NPA member in India.
NPA is a 51 year old Worldwide Recruiting Network that connects premier independent recruiting firms located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas.

Around the globe there are almost 400 companies, bound together with a common set of protocols, ethics and state of the art technology. This will, I believe, allow Options to use additional resources from selected partners to assist with client assignments and in placing candidates –not just in India, and but across the emerging & developed countries across the World.

I am very convinced the next decade will see a lot of global migration of professionals- as businesses grow beyond geographies-and this alliance will get us some better insights to the local practices!

As a member of the Executive Recruiters Association of India for the last 4 years, I have been fortunate to interact with other consultants and business owners on a National level. We have had some informal exchanges between some members, and the NPA experience should see us formalising many more relationships.

Going forward, I am confident we can add value, commitment and passion to the hiring needs of our clients- by helping more professionals find the opportunities they are best suited for-not just in India-but now globally too!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More jobs for Returning Indians

Spiralling Re drives Indians abroad back home is an article, among the most emailed articles published in Economic Times this week. There is a quote attributed to me -and so, it wasnt surprising that I have been getting several phone calls, not to mention emails, specifically referring to the article- over the last 48hours. Interestingly, these have been more from well wishers of those perhaps residing abroad-wanting to know more about the trend!

Well, I think Mr Anto Joseph of Economic Times has summarised the action so well, that it is best one read the original!

A summary:

-Until now, it was predominantly the IT sector that drew Indians from abroad. Now, it’s the retail, infrastructure, pharma, financial sectors, engineering, hospitality and real estate.

- Many mid- and large-sized foreign companies that are setting up offices in the country are looking for Indians with international experience for their top jobs.

- Thedeepening talent crunch in the Indian market is spurring an unprecedented reverse brain drain.

However there is a caveat too..

“Different working culture abroad with less working hours, better infrastructure and absence of taxation hassles are still a driving factor for foreign countries,”

Happy reading!