Quess Corp, the business service providing company and amongst the largest employers in the private sector in India, has crossed the 5,00,000+ active associate mark. This is the highest growth witnessed till date, and indicates a significant uptick in hiring despite the uncertainties of recession gripping establishments worldwide. This growth has been witnessed across digital services, facility management and payroll services.
By adding 1,49,000 new UANs in the last year, Quess has proved that there has been a significant shift from informal to formal employment for a large part of the population. A good 32 per cent associates were deployed across tier-3 cities and 31 per cent from tier-2 locations.
Most of the deployment happened across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana
According to Guruprasad Srinivasan, ED & CEO, Quess Corp, “Such growth in headcount in a short span of two quarters, further solidifies our commitment towards making India employable through formalisation and supporting economic growth in the country”. He is thankful to the Company’s “ clients, team members and extensive network of colleagues who have contributed to the rapid expansion” of the Company over the past 15 years and made it the fifth-largest staffing company in the world by headcount.
Much of the workforce growth at Quess Corp has been a result of strengthening the play of emerging businesses such as Monster.com, Qjobs and Taskmo. Additionally, productivity tools such as PoP, WorkQ, and DASH have enabled greater workforce efficiency and seamless streamlining of processes.
Lohit Bhatia, president of workforce management, said, “Despite shifts in the supply and demand for talent in a very unstable market, Quess has expanded by more than 25 per cent over the last year”.
He feels, “it is the aspirational youth and transition of the informal economy to formalisation that makes us sense a greater penetration of outsourced services and job creation”.
The rise of formal outsourced employment in India in the last 15 years has picked up pace. Quess has added almost 300K new employees in the last 12 months alone. Of these, about 47 per cent are first-time additions to formal employment in India with socia- security benefits. Within this workforce, over 88,000 employees are women and over 5,000 are specially-abled persons.
Established in Bengaluru in 2007, Quess has a team of over 5,04,000 employees, serving more than 3000 clients across India, North America, APAC and the Middle East.