Expecting growth in the India business in the near future, ISS A/S (ISS Group) is planning to enhance its workforce by 25 to 30 per cent, in preparation to cater to the increased activity in the office as well as the production-based segments. The global workplace experience and facility-management company has over 3,50,000 employees worldwide.
With organisations increasingly considering moving their global back offices to India, along with their financial, technology and professional services teams, and manufacturing firms looking to diversify their supply chains, ISS sees great scope for its self-delivery model.
In addition to tier-1 cities, companies are trying to establish themselves not in tier-2 and tier-3 cities and towns as well. In India, ISS’s pan-India presence makes it a preferred outsourcing choice for many such companies. Therefore, ISS expects to almost double its revenues in India over the next few years.
The Company is desirous of skilling more youth for the emerging job opportunities. To facilitate the same, ISS India plans to enter into an agreement with the Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) to train students enrolled in the BBA (facilities & hygiene management) course.
Jacob Aarup-Andersen, group CEO, ISS A/S is presently in India to chalk out the future roadmap with Indian leadership of ISS. He believes that given the
“macro-economic indicators, the Indian office space demand continues to grow steadily and ISS is well placed to meet our customers’ needs in India as per our global standards, using our proven and innovative technology solutions”.
He revealed that basis this growing demand, ISS is “looking to increase our headcount in India to more than 70,000 ISS Placemakers in a short period of time, while doubling our revenues in the country in the next 3 to 5 years.”