Bluecrest, Leading Recruitment Firm Offering Integrated Solutions for Entire HR Practices
“As Steve Jobs very rightly said, the only way to do great work is to love what you do if you haven’t found it yet keep looking. Don’t settle”.
Sachiin S Jog
The Indian staffing industry poses the potential to become one of the world’s largest, with the government supporting the market with ratifying the labor laws and regulations in concern of the same.
With so much potential oozing from everywhere in the country, Sachiin S Jog, Founder & CEO, Bluecrest HR Consulting Pvt. Ltd is providing one stop solution for HR functions such as Executive Search, Staffing solutions, and Payroll management.
With its registered office based in Mumbai, they specialize in recruiting for the Entry Level, Junior Level, Middle Management, and Senior Management levels across various verticals like BFSI, Energy and Power, Pharmaceutical, Textiles, Hospitality, Logistics, Engineering, Manufacturing, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Automobile & Ancillaries, Retail, FMCG, and Media.
They don’t work as a vendors with their clients but more as a “Partner”. The focus is channeled the people, all the employees are trained every six months on different programs like “Hiring through Social Media” or “Telephonic interviewing”.
At Bluecrest, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) model is put in use when the clients want huge numbers in a shorter span. Backward planning for clients is processed, once they comprehend what target the client has in mind, their team starts planning that in order to fulfill the requirement of the number of candidates are needed to source, screen and shortlist. They meet the clients regularly to understand their “pain points” and come up with solutions and also are an ERA member since inception and believe in ethical and transparent recruitment practices only.
Business Connect: Did everything come easy, or you have your story of struggle?
Sachiin: I quit my job with DHL Express in January 2004 as the Head-Direct Business Unit and went back to DHL in March for a sign-up. Now I was on the other side of the table as a “Vendor Partner” and had a greater responsibility to prove myself again. I could not fail now as I had chosen this one-way street to start my own company and make it a success story. This was the start of the struggle as we needed quality employees of our own, clients who would give us mandates and also pay us on time. For the first 8 months, I was doing Sales, Recruitment, Operations, Collections, Finances, and Administration too. I used to sit in the car park of a potential client, call him and tell him that I had just finished a meeting in the vicinity and would he be free for a meeting. Some met me, others were busy but then I did not give up.
Any Entrepreneur has to learn on his own as there are no academic courses to churn out one. At times there are hits and other times misses too but the journey has to be carried forward.
Business Connect: What kind of clients do you serve any special mentions?
Sachiin: DHL Express was our very first client and we built a good pool of talent on our payrolls from which DHL could cherry pick the best performing employees. We have done an RPO for a large multinational in background screening services where we hired 300 candidates to be put on our payrolls for a period of 3 months. We partnered a large insurance company on a pan India basis for staffing and sourcing 1500 employees.
We partnered Infomedia India before it became a part of the Network 18 group. We used to have monthly meetings with the entire HR team to understand obstacles to hiring and ways to overcome them. We used to meet line managers to solve issues and even handheld all over recruits after they joined the company for a period of 3 months. The bonding and the rapport building with the HR team were so good that post these monthly meetings we used to explore all new eating joints in the vicinity. We were the only consultant who saw a popular Hindi film with the Head HR and his team at a local cinema.
Business Connect: How do you ensure unbreakable faith of clients in your company?
Sachiin: We keep them updated on all new developments E.g. regards to compliances etc. We honestly tell them as to what is possible and what is not, no false hopes or promises. We respect our clients and are always professional with them. We give them a quality talent or “benchmark candidates” who will add value to them. The feedback that our candidate is doing well in the company bring a smile on the face of our consultant
Business Connect: How do you keep pace with the changing market trends?
Sachiin: We conduct regular training programs for our team E.g. Social Media hiring, we invest in technology like an Applicant Tracking System and appoint a Social Media agency to create more awareness of what we are doing amongst the client & the candidate community.
Business Connect: In terms of your market, what do you feel the future holds for entrepreneurs?
Sachiin: We require people to enter our industry with a vision and having long term goals. Sadly, there are many Mom & Pop shops operating from their respective residence who are there for a short term and spoil the market by cutting rates. Clients require value-added services and not cheaper rates
Business Connect: Who is your role model in the business/entrepreneurial world and what have you learned from the person?
Sachiin: My role model is Dhirubhai Ambani for the mammoth conglomerate he built from scratch. Some learnings were to roll up your sleeves and work no matter whether the job or client is small or big, dream big but dream with your eyes wide open, and change your orbit, constantly.
Business Connect: How are you giving back to society (CSR, if any)?
Sachiin: I am the Honorary HR Director of Triumph Blood Bank since the last 5 years and all support like hiring or payroll management is free of cost. I am a Volunteer for the last 8 years with Kotak Education Foundation and have worked in 3 interventions of theirs. We have started “The Bluecrest Foundation” to support bright students coming from the weaker sections of the society.
Business Connect: Apart from work, what else do you like to spend your time doing?
Sachiin: I have finished 4 half marathons, been on the Mount Kailash parikrama in Tibet, do a bungee jump. On my bucket list – I still want to make a second trip to Mount Kailash, do the Everest Base Camp trek and do a pilgrimage walk of 290 km in 9 days.
Business Connect: What are the achievements and milestones of the company?
Sachiin: I think that the biggest achievement or milestone for the company was to survive the economic downturn of 2009-11 and have clients and employees who have worked with us for more than 8 years. Without them, I would not be sitting down to pen this article for you.
From one branch in Pune, Bluecrest HR Consulting Pvt. Ltd is now looking forward to spread their branches in Bangalore and New Delhi in this coming year as well and head to a higher path to sucess.
“I believe that the journey has just begun and I walked a few steps. I still have to cover a long distance. For me, each day is a new day where am going to learn new things and explore new opportunities to make the journey of our candidates a magical one.”
Sachiin S Jog