Accenture’s War for Talent in India
Accenture’s start in India.
● ● Accenture started it’s offshore business in India in 2001. Before 2001 there were few employees working with accenture management consulting services with 2 offices serving to domestic client needs. In 2002 accenture had 1000 employees growing to 12000 by 2005, and 37000 by 2007. This escalated growth in India was due to many factors benefiting Indian talent, all the major company started setting up their offshore business in India. By 2005 India was generating $18 billion revenue in IT services which was 44% of total IT Market in world.
● Accenture started it’s BPO process in 2003. ● Focused on expanding offshore Accenture management consulting services in 2007 with increase in global client demand they required to hire 2000 consultant in a year.
Hiring at scale in India
● ● ● ● Started with a team of 60 IT programmer’s in 2001 headed with 5 HR managers. As demand rate grew from 15/20 to 80/100 hires a month ending 2002 with 1000 employees and 2 centres in India. It was a very challenging task to find these numbers of skilled work force back then. In 2003 client requirement increased and demanded for 500 new hires suddenly in period of 5 weeks, Country head HR Umesh Varma was handed the responsibility with dead line. Accenture’s global delivery centre came in support as 35 international HR few from all around the world to help in recruitment process. 10 HR were immediately hired from SIBM, Pune which started the trend of “Live Training” for managers.
Towards new Recruitment Model
● Old models of hiring were unable to handle the rapid hiring of large number of peoples. ● In old model one HR to care of entire hiring activity of an employee. ● In New model process involved innovative way of handling the records and process. ● John Campagnino teamed up with varma and devised new functional model which applied SCM principal to hiring.