ADS opens HR division to deal with manpower problems

DQW Bureau
02 Jul 2005


In an industry where getting, training and retaining manpower

is the biggest business challenge, what should a solution provider do to deal

with people probl-ems? Mumbai-based Allied Digital Services (ADS) deci-ded that

the best thing to do was to set up an HR division in-house.

The company has also finalized a big deal with an US-based IT

servicing company, for the post-sales support of a MNC brand's range of

laptops and notebooks.

Called 360° HR, this division acts as a recruitment agency

for ADS and gathers a database of candidates from various sources. This is then

collated and categorized based on cer-tain parameters. As per the pr-oject

requirements, the pros-pects are called for interviews.


Nitin Shah, MD, ADS said, "Rather than rely on external

agencies to get manpower we decided to start our own division." Also,

external recruitment agencies were unable to provide the right of candidates.

Now, 360° HR has become a revenue stream for ADS as other

solution providers and IT companies outsource their HR requirements to it.

Surprisingly, the division is getting queries from custo-mers

for CIOS and CTOs.

Vinita Bhatia