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PIO Practice

Our international reach and network which has evolved over the years, enables us to credibly connect with a cross section of candidates- locals, expatriates or Professionals of Indian Origin (PIO) in the overseas market. The returning PIO who left the shores of the country in the quest for exciting opportunities across the globe, interested in returning to the subcontinent finds a bridge through us. The changing landscape and world class opportunities now available make it attractive for many to return.


Our global networking and a proactive outreach program facilitates towards reversing the ‘brain drain’ cycle and enriching the talent pool through high quality PIO induction. Large sections of the PIO talent are also internationally mobile. Our proximity and understanding of this diaspora helps facilitate talent access for our clients looking for highly qualified managerial, technical or domain experts to be located in any region of the world.


We have a continuously upgraded global network in an offshore model while the execution of each assignment is an offshore- onshore exercise. Globally, Intersearch is commissioned with mandates for hiring solutions in all continents. The PIO Practice thus, becomes an augmentative pool of International Executives for global assignments.


Indian Market

Indian economy and job market: The Indian economy is the tenth largest in the world by nominal GDP and third by PPP or Purchasing Power Parity, with a labour force of almost 500 million. GDP growth rate for the entire year 2011-12 was 6.5% and 8.4% during 2010-11. India's large service industry accounts for 57.2% of the country's GDP while the industrial and agricultural sectors contribute 28.6% and 14.6% respectively. Agriculture is the predominant occupation in Rural India, accounting for about 52% of employment. The service sector makes up a further 34% and industrial sector around 14%. Major industries include telecommunications, information technology, textiles, chemicals, food processing, steel, transportation equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery, software and pharmaceuticals.


Executive Search in India: While India is still to catch up with the west in term sof using search firms for their recruitment purposes, Eastern Europe, India and China, are among the emerging markets for the executive search industry. The search and recruitment market is close to Rs 3000 crores and expected to double in three years. Firms usually have two means to recruit- their in-house HR department and search/ placement firms. Recently organizations have started using social media as well as internal referrals for a lot of their hiring needs. While attrition continues, the talent crunch and lack of employability also remains concern areas. 

We, at Spearhead Intersearch, believe that research is what makes us stand out from our competitors. Over the years we have developed highly structured and customized research capabilities. Our team of research associates and managers are part of the core team for every assignment. Our market scan identifies not just candidates who are already looking for a new role, but those who are relevant but not looking out for a change. This ensures that the talent pool for every assignment has some of the best minds in the industry that the country has to offer.

We have improved upon our research capabilities with every passing year and every assignment. Now it consists of a mix of new age technology and social media with the tried and tested personal touch of meetings and video conferencing. The use of various media, including social media cannot be bypassed in todays world. We were one of the first search firms to integrate social media is our research and search practices. Our communications team members are social media experts in their own right.

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