Building Careers. Building Organisations.
Founded in 1969 by Dr Bish Agrawal, ABC Consultants is the pioneer of organised recruitment services in India. Over the years, we have acted as preferred talent acquisition partner to multinationals and leading Indian businesses to emerge as the leading recruitment brand nationally. This combined with our role as trusted consultants for Indian professionals translates into our core capability - Building Careers. Building Organisations.
ABC’s roots in management consulting enable us to bring a unique approach to recruitment. Our focus has always been on middle and senior management talent needs.
We recruit across various industry segments for multinational corporations as well as leading Indian business houses and in the past 48 years, we have helped shape the careers of over 1,65,000 professionals. Our organisation network includes 9 offices spread across 8 major Indian cities. We have over 465 consultants who bring with them over 2800 man years of experience with leading Indian and international companies.
We operate through domain-specialist teams spread across the country, providing customized recruitment solutions across 24 industry practices. ABC is proud of its long standing relationships in the industry and 75% of its revenues come through its existing clients.
Bish Agrawal founded Associated Business Consultants (soon rechristened as ABC Consultants)
Located in Kolkata as a management consulting firm that quickly evolves into India’s first organised recruitment firm
ABC grows beyond Kolkata and opens offices across major cities in India.
Rapidly becomes a household name amongst corporates and professionals across levels, locations and industries. Businesses include Recruitment, management consulting and HR consulting
Executive search arm of the group was formed as ABC Search
HR consulting arm of the group forms JV with Watson Wyatt Worldwide to launch Watson Wyatt (HR Consulting) in India. ABC eventually exits HR & Management Consulting to focus exclusively on Recruitment
ABC Placements created as volume hiring arm of the group
ABC Search joined Accord Group Worldwide in early 1998 and was rebranded as Accord Group India in 2000
JV with Manpower Inc – the volume recruitment business was sold to Manpower as part of JV
Accord co - founded AltoPartners, now a top 10 global network of retained search firms across the world
Launched FlexAbility, as an Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solution provider. Signed partnership with Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS), the world’s leading independent RPO company
Launched HeadHonchos (www.headhonchos.com), India’s first online career services marketplace for senior professionals
Launched project hiring business unit, HeadCount
ABC logo was changed after
A group advisory board was created to oversee group strategy and governance
The search arm of ABC, Chairman’s High Circle, spun out and joined Stanton Chase International
ABC reorganized from a location (branch) to a national Industry vertical-led structure
Stanton Chase merged into Accord India to create one of India’s leading retained search firms
ABC merges HeadHonchos into QuezX.com, India’s leading recruitment aggregator and takes a majority stake in the combined entity