Years of market leadership
Careers made till date
In order to provide clients with specialised recruiting solutions, ABC has developed expertise in the following industry segments:
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
"ABC has been a valuable recruitment partner for us in helping us bring some of the best talent on board. I know when I interview an ABC recommended candidate, they would already have been vetted as a suitable fit within our company and its culture. There are a very few professional "Head Hunters" in this industry who bring competence to the table with a very positive attitude in an extremely friendly manner. They provide exceptional guidance throughout each stage of the recruitment process and are always keen to give advice while showing genuine interest in our progress. Highly recommended for any future collaboration as ABC has displayed a touch of class which is very rare experience with other recruitment consultants. Working with ABC is an absolute pleasure."Adarsh Mishra | Chief Human Resource Officer | Panasonic India (P) Ltd.
Ronnie Screwvala | Founder UTV Group | Unilazer Ventures and Swades Foundation
"We have been working with ABC for long. They understand Unilazer businesses and our requirements extremely well. They have dedicated teams to service all sectors like Development, Sports, Media and Education, that are customer friendly and responsive. We wish to nurture this relationship going forward."
V.Krishnan | Executive Director | Dabur India Limited
"Our Association with ABC goes back more than a decade and a half. The core strength of this sustained relationship, has been ABC’s ability to gain, contextual insights, both at the business & cultural level at Dabur and provide the best Talent fit across varied and diverse requirements."
Rajiv Mehta | Chief Executive Officer | Arvind Sports Lifestyle Ltd.
"ABC has been a strategic partner in helping us set up a great start-up team at Arvind Fashion Brands and Arvind Sports Lifestyle. The team understands the space; but more importantly how our organization wanted to carve out a niche for itself in a cluttered marketplace for talent. It is on the backbone built by ABC that we were able to build a strong team that now delivers superior value."
Sangram Chavan | Chief Human Resource Officer | Tata Sky
"ABC Consultants have the ability to understand your business context, the role requirements and specifics of the job. Coupled with this their national presence, hands-on approach, and an internal process rigor ensures accurate screening and shortlisting of candidates. They have delivered search results that are quick and precise to the organisation’s needs. This unique approach makes them a valued partner for Tata Sky."
Rajiv Bakshi | Vice President | South Asia Discovery Networks Asia Pacific
"ABC has one of the most astonishing team of seasoned professionals who have the distinct ability to surpass client expectations, each time. Their expertise, industry relationships and long term vision has propelled them as one of the best in the business."
Vivek Kulkarni | Senior Vice President and Head Human Resources | Radio Mirchi
"Absolute pleasure to work with ABC in our search for great talent. With the knowledge of the search practices, their phenomenal network and personalized services they are a delight to work with. ABC understands the soft elements that go into hiring both from the company’s end and from that of the candidate’s end. And that’s what makes them a perfect search partner."
"Cognizant is pleased to be associated with ABC Consultants, our preferred recruitment partner. We have worked with them over the past few years to identify and recruit highly skilled, talented young professionals. We commend ABC’s understanding of our talent needs and the quick turnaround time in helping us find the best fit. The team is well organized, smart and equipped with the right capabilities and market knowledge to support us. We look forward to a continuous and evolving relationship with ABC Consultants."Vandhana Sundaram | Corporate Marketing and Communications | Cognizant
"I have been dealing with ABC over 10 years now across organizations. What makes ABC a valued partner is their ability to understand business context, talent fit and their great connect with candidates they bring to the table. This translates them into bringing key insights when wooing talent or market insights from the talent space which in turn helps organizations adapt. The team itself is extremely professional and responsive. We’ve benefited greatly with their committed engagement. ABC has successfully delivered and we look forward to continued success as new needs arise."Nimisha Das | Director- HR | Red Bull India Pvt. Ltd.
ABC Consultants did an excellent job in carrying out a comprehensive compensation benchmarking exercise for the valuation profession. We were very impressed by the breadth and depth of information they were able to pull together in a very short period of time.Varun Gupta | Managing Director – Southeast Asia & Japan | Duff and Phelps