People Business, the global human resource consulting firm, has elevated Sandeep Krishnan to CEO. As shared by Krishnan with HRKatha, in this new role, his focus will be on establishing People Business as the most preferred partner for talent management, leadership development, employer branding, culture and engagement.
Also, Krishnan reveals that the Company is planning to launch the Great Managers Academy, a new offering wherein People Business will provide managers from various levels with managerial development opportunities.
“Our Great Managers Awards is already an established brand in the country. Great Managers Academy will be the next leg of it, which we will launch in the near future,” says Krishnan, who himself conceptualised the Awards.
Krishnan shares with HRKatha that he would like to work on how People Business can consult and build strategies for its clients to control the attrition level, which is the result of the Great Resignation phenomenon in the country.
Having joined People Business from Infosys, in the COO role, and working as practice lead for organisation development, Krishnan has spent over eight years with the Company.
He initially started his corporate journey in the HR domain, holding various positions leading HR for companies, and consulting businesses on HR solutions.
In the early phase of his professional journey, Krishna worked with RPG as its manager-L&D and then moved on to work for E&Y as a senior consultant. He also spent close to a year with IBM as a business and technical leadership partner, providing strategic HR solutions to the company on leadership development, succession planning and talent management.
It was in 2009 that he joined Acropetal Technologies as VP-HR and corporate development for the business processing solutions company, heading the overall HR function.
He admits that over time, working as a consultant, he was able to understand the needs of his clients and partners. He learned to analyse the market and bring business growth, while the delivery part came naturally to him.
In addition to all his achievements, Krishnan is also an author. He has written two books — Making of a CEO and Mind of a Consultant, published by Penguin Random House.