Usha MartinLimited to provide recruitment solutions

Kolkata, Aug 22 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS): Usha Martin Education & Solutions Limited, a division of the Kolkata-based Rs 4700 crore conglomerate Usha Martin Limited, here on Thursday, announced its foray into recruitment consultancy services for corporates and individuals alike.

Usha Martin People Search (UMPS) aims to leverage the growth which the hiring sector of the Indian industries has been witnessing, post the economic recession, and bridge the gap between the employers and the candidates, company officials said at a press interaction.

According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (3rd Quarter, 2010) by the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a hefty 44 per cent of employers anticipate an increase in headcount in Indian industries.

This drives India’s Net Employment Outlook (NEO) to an impressive 42 per cent, which becomes doubly significant when pitched against other economies of the world. The NEO for the United States, for the same period, was ascertained to be 6 per cent.

However, according to UMPS CEO Arvind Mukker, there is a ‘huge gap’ between the industry demand and the supply of manpower.

“With innovative moves, like partnering with our educational centres like the UMA (Usha Marting Academy), we intend to set up a new bridge that connects the demand and supply,” he said.

For the corporates, UMPS plans to offer pan-industry coverage for catering to their specific demands in human resources and said they are even considering setting up ‘dedicated teams’ for each client.

“For prospective employees, we want to be there as their life long career consultant. If someone wants to switch jobs or sectors they can come to us and we’ll provide the best of consultations for them,” said Mukker.

The company wants to take online job websites which, it claimed, failed miserably at managing their databases.

“There is no connection. You can put in your resume there and never expect a reply back. We offer a far more tailored and specialised service,” asserted an official.

Having just launched, UMPS is currently in talks with clients to get its wheels rolling but expects to turn into a 100-man established within an year.

“We foresee a huge scope in this field. And providing the means to tap the existing resources is highly important for growth of the Indian industry,” said Raju Babu Sinha, company Vice President.

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