About ABACUS

ABACUS Consultants is an External out-source firm for Executive Search, assisting all corporate, MNC’s, industries, small & middle level companies, to find the best authenticated Human resources, in order to achieve its goals in the most economic way with the minimum possible resource applications and Time.

Main Objective

ABACUS provides executive search, organizational planning and recruitment consulting services. We combine local insight with specific industry sector expertise, education and client management abilities with the intention of “Right person on the Right Job”.

Our Commitment to you

ABACUS is committed to building world-class management teams for clients competing in a global market. We provide exceptional leaders and organizational solutions to enhance your competitive advantage. We do so through long-term client relationships built on experience, insight and teamwork.

ABACUS Corporate Back Ground

Promoted by a Professional, who has a Twenty Four years Corporate Management Experience since 1993 (Five years in a British Multi-national Firm and then Heading a Consulting Firm for six years).

ABACUS as a new entity was STARTED, aiming to be a leading provider of staffing services in the field of Professional , Managerial, Technical & administrative people for Corporate from Jaipur , the state capital of Rajasthan, in India. A keen understanding of the demands, personalities, and challenges of our clients allows us to match the right client with the right candidate.

Our professional philosophy combines integrity, objectivity, and adherence to professional standards and applicable regulations. Further, we ensure that personnel assigned to engagements, have the specialized knowledge required to carry out their responsibilities. Abacus understand’s its clients’ cultures, technical issues, financial systems, and political challenges by developing relationships within organizations to match the right client with the right candidate.

We Use our understanding of the unique one-to-one relationship between a client and a candidate to create an ideal match. Abacus consistently outperforms other search and staffing services as it focuses the needs of each client with each candidate, unlike other firms.

EXECUTIVE BIO’S

Suresh Nair, ( MBA & Post-graduate Diploma in Personnel Management) – PRINCIPAL

Suresh Nair is the founder of Abacus. In addition to the staffing industry experience as the Head of a HR Consulting firm for almost six years, Nair`s background includes considerable experience in a British Multinational firm, dealing with all corporate and Manufacturing industries of Rajasthan & Gujarat, in India . His professional experience has been instrumental in various fields such as recruitments of specialized people in various segments like Sales & marketing, Administrative people, accounting and finance, other Professional & Technical people, other fields which were facilitated by him were project management & implementation, and business development.

Prior to founding Abacus, Nair was the Managing Director of a Consulting Firm, at Jaipur, opened in 1997 , the firm Facilitated Recruitments & Placements mainly, he created staffing solutions and services for Global 2000 companies. As the Head of the management Team, Nair spearheaded the company`s strategic direction, including business & system development, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, operations and client service. The company under Nair’s leadership gained its first recognition of its kind from the reputed Group “ Business India Magazine” who recognized the firm within the third year of performance, as one of the top 80 best performing placement agencies / Consultants from India and had been highlighting the same since last three years regularly in their Annual placement consultant special magazines. ( Looking after Industrial / Institutional / Corporate Sales & Administrative functions ). Nair dealt with the top most companies of the world and India. The Major Assigments at ABACUS dealt are :

1. Banking / Finance : HDFC Bank , Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Capital , UTI Bank , GE Money , HSBC, Centurion Bank of Punjab.

2. Multinationals : G.E., Coca-Cola, Henkel , Godfrey Philips , L.G. , Electrolux , Osram , Philips, Loreal , Sharp.

3. Nationals : Vodafone , AIRTEL , Tata Teleservices, Idea Cellular, , Havell’s, Mount Shivalik Industries, PDCOR , BPL, Bajaj Electricals , Videocon , and reasonable major corporates.

Prior to above experience, Nair worked at Avery’s a British Multi-National company initially started as W & T, Avery ( Wilmar & Taylor , Avery )Birmingham , England in collaboration with General Electric Group Company ( G. E , USA) which started its operations in india in 1911 having 34 Area Offices , 27 service Depots, 120 approx. Resident Engineers in India with ISO 9001 & 14001 Certification for almost a period of five years in the area of Business & systems development in strategic Planning group in the specialized area of multinational and National corporations, this was the initial platform where all the corporate connections and relations were understood & built. A Rajasthan university graduate, Nair also developed expertise in human resources and strategic staffing while serving as an independent management consultant.

Nair has his Management Degree in Business administration (M.B.A) from the R.A Poddar institute of Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management( PGDPM) from University of Rajas than –Having done his High School from Saint Xavier’s Jaipur, he finished his Masters in commerce (M.com) as well, from the same University.

ABACUS Methodology

We are a disciplined team of professionals who accept the challenge that each search assignment brings name, fame & money. We stay to the course until an assignment is successfully concluded and commit the appropriate resources of as many trials as necessary to ensure project completion.

We pride ourselves on a 5-step process that assures success and best fit.

  • The Client’s Needs Assessment
  • Position Specification
  • Research and Candidate Identification
  • Candidate Interviews and Evaluation
  • Client Selection

Our Expertise and Insight

We invest significant time to gain a thorough understanding of our client’s culture, industry, competitors, strategy and value proposition. Abacus has a team of experts that work within seven industry practices. Our industry practice leads have extensive backgrounds combined with an intimate knowledge of their own local, regional and national markets. They exceed client expectations with their global perspective and local insight by following globally adopted quality assurance standards and procedures.

Our Promise

  • To deliver each assignment efficiently, with honesty and integrity
  • To work in partnership with our clients
  • To treat each candidate with utmost respect
  • To adhere to a strict off-limits policy
  • To conduct thorough due diligence of the final short-listed candidate
  • To provide added-value expertise throughout and after each assignment

We strive to develop and consistently enhance our partnerships with clients and candidates, based on in-depth and hands-on operational industry experience, in combination with executive search experience.

Functioning

ABACUS focuses on collecting database thru various means for Professional People who have been meritorious, stable and have laid their integrity to the firms they have worked for . Also collecting fresh candidates from top universities who have earned advanced degrees and certifications, and are focused on continuing professional and personal development. Determining whether an individual has the right technical skills for a position is only the first step in determining where candidates are going to fit. Recruiters become familiar with candidates’ backgrounds, strengths, weaknesses, personalities, and management styles and also understands whether the technical skills candidates possess relate to the actual issues at the respective clients. Abacus’s recruiters with their motto of “Serving a market of one” know more about each candidate from their database, what influences their professional and personal lives, and can advise them on what to look for in the next opportunity. After completing thorough background checks all candidates are interviewed by our recruiters, client managers to ensure that we are able to make appropriate recommendations to our clients.

Services

Abacus provides two services: Permanent Search and Contract Staffing.

Permanent Search

Permanent Search is the foundation of Abacus’s existing position in the staffing industry. Leveraging our firm`s candidate network and proven search methodology, our consultants provide the highest level of professional service in the industry.

Our clients benefit from our commitment to quality and unparalleled industry, functional and regional expertise, as well as our ability to execute recruitment strategies based on clients` individual workforce needs. Whether it`s a Global 2000 firm or a high-growth, middle-market company, Abacus consultants combine solution-oriented service with today`s leading technologies to deliver the strongest candidates and fastest cycle times.

Contract Staffing

The Contract services are basically for accounting, finance and audit positions on a contingent basis. Permanent search generally involves permanent positions for professionals with two to fifteen years of experience. Contract staffing is project focused, whereas a client requires resources with specialized skills for a defined period of time or to complete a defined goal.

Our recruiters have specialized knowledge & experience who have either worked in public or private firms in various segments and have deep ties into public and private networks. We put in time & make investments in our personnel to ensure that they have a deeper understanding of staffing issues, are better at sourcing qualified and experienced candidates, and do more due diligence and screening than other staffing organizations.

In addition, specialized experienced client managers, screen’s all potential candidates, thus improving our clients’ chances of selecting the best person in minimum given time frame and waste of time & energy, in an unbiased manner with meritorious selections. Unless specifically requested by clients, we perform all services on a contingent basis, and will provide up to a one- month-guarantee for permanent placements. The result: Clients only pay for strong performance.

ABACUS Areas of Expertise

ABACUS bring’s proven expertise in FOLLOWING dynamic sectors of the global economy:

Banking & Financial Services

Telecom

Professional Services

Consumer Products and Services (CPS)

Business activities defined within CPS are:

Consumer Products:

Foods & Beverages, Cleaning and Non Food;

Out of Home/B2B:

Foodservice, Food Manufacturers for Professional Customers, Hospitality, Travel and Leisure;

Luxury Products:

Fashion, Cosmetics and Luxury;

Distribution Services:

Supermarkets, Wholesalers (Delivery and Cash & Carry), Department Stores;

Marketing Services:

Advertising, Media & Market Research.

Financial Services

Our clients’ benefit from a partnership of trust that is based on our ability to understand the exciting challenges they face. Building on long-lasting relationships, Abacus offers clients a commitment to deliver “best of class” candidates in their industry.

We aim to successfully fill, a full range of senior management and executive-level positions in corporate and line functions across diverse financial sectors; among them are:

  • Wholesale Banking and Investment Banking
  • Consumer and Commercial Banking
  • Private Clients and Asset Management
  • Brokerage and Capital Markets
  • Insurance
  • Mutual Funds and Pension Funds
  • Trust and Trust Management
  • Asset Financing, Leasing and/or Structured Financing
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Credit Cards

Professional Services

The distinguishing feature of a Professional Services organization is the fact that it does not sell tangible products. Instead, it has production processes that are wholly dependent on expertise and skills. Thus: more than any other industry, corporate success depends heavily on the quality and availability of human capital talent.

The professional services industry is engaged in continuous change. It’s goals are to stay abreast and develop innovations in knowledge capital which provide value to clients who are wrestling with globalization, E-commerce, advanced technologies, competitive challenges, strategic re-positioning, market share and profitability growth, and the outsourcing of non-core areas of business.

Leadership DNA is in high demand and short supply. Supply constraints will be exacerbated during the coming decade as demographics cause the largest shortage of skills yet experienced in our lifetime. Consequently, Professional Services firms particularly, will struggle to find and attract the best and the brightest talent, and most certainly will not be able to do it on their own.

Abacus’s global search team in Professional Services is an innovative and experienced group of management consultants who understand the particular challenges of attracting and recruiting highly qualified, professional knowledge workers. We have led human capital search programs around the world to build competitive advantage for our clients. Our partners continue to pioneer innovative solutions in the search for talent for a wide array of consulting disciplines including:

  • Strategic and operational management consulting
  • Advanced Technology
  • Legal
  • Financial advisory services
  • Engineering services
  • Corporate governance

We accept only a limited number of engagements, allowing the client our undivided attention as well as unfettered market access. By focusing principally on senior level assignments in professional services, we are able to serve as trusted advisors to the most sought after talent

Our professional services team assists organizations with the critical long-term decisions associated with performance management, succession planning, corporate governance, and executive talent benchmarking. As the global recovery takes hold in the highly competitive professional services marketplace Abacus will be a leader in an area where the “war for talent” is real. We bring a wealth of personal experience in the industry from their past client search engagements, as well as from their previous business operational experience.

Regardless of the size and corporate culture of your business, we have the team to provide the outstanding candidates you are seeking. Our industry expertise, professionalism, integrity and hands-on processes have enabled our Practice Group to have credibility with clients, candidates and industry leaders.

We would be honored and welcome the opportunity to be of service to you !!!

Regards

Suresh Nair

Chief Consultant