For more than 20 years, the IQ Group has logged significant experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. We maintain a far-reaching network of relationships thereby giving us broad insight and access into talent across multiple sectors.
Banking & Financial Services
The Indian financial services sector is one of the most complex, yet one of the most robust and innovative service segments of the Indian economy. Ranging from insurance to capital markets, banking to foreign direct investments and from mutual funds to private equity investments, the financial services sector is undoubtedly the mainstay of Indian economy, and is at par with international financial frameworks.
The Opportunity: Despite current uncertainty, the basic outlook for banking in India is one of long- term potential. Recent RBI announcement giving licenses to new banks has led to extreme activity in the BFSI sector like never before. Attrition is at an all-time high as private sector banks, rural banks and foreign banks rush to expand their branch networks creating a massive job opportunity in the sector.
Add to this the ever-burgeoning middle class that brings a growing credit culture and increasing financial sophistication. Given these factors, industry hiring has reached unprecedented levels.
Executives and senior management must inspire and orchestrate change in order to deliver sustainable positive results. Staying ahead of the game requires superior talent with a deep understanding of world markets, the nuances of risk and the vision to identify emerging opportunities. Simultaneously, the ability to keep up with changes in domestic regulation and demand is key.
Benefits of hiring us:
This is what we are best known for: Exceptional executive placements in banking and financial services. Over the years, we have built up an impressive track record of hiring highly skilled professionals across segments of this industry.
- Our associates have had first-hand employment in the BFSI industry and understand the demands the environment places on firms to recruit and retain the best available talent.
- We have an extensive network of senior management in the sector and have successfully placed several managers who have graduated to C-suite levels in the organizations they serve.
- We bring innovative hiring and retention practices in an industry rife with attrition and where finding trained professionals is the biggest challenge of this sector.
- Our consultants identify and assess board members, CEOs, and senior functional leadership for a sector that needs leaders who can embrace new business models, boost the morale of their organizations, and address the heightened expectations of shareholders, regulators and other stakeholders.
- We understand the need to identify and recruit:
- The best overall business and back-office operational teams to respond to the needs of this rapidly changing environment.
- Talent from all geographies to man rural branches who must be sensitive to the language and culture of the area.
Sample positions filled:
- Investment Banking:
- Asset and Wealth Management:
- Private Equity:
- Retail & Consumer Banking:
- Risk Management:
Social Impact & NGO Sector
IQ SOCIAL - Talent search for the Social and Development Sector.
Until the 1990s, philanthropy in India was driven by individuals who were passionate about social issues and who wanted to contribute to society in some way. With the rapid growth in private foundations, NGOs and CSR programs, social impact activity has become institutionalized over the years.
India today has a whopping 3.3 million NGOs. The CSR requirement for corporates as well as the proliferation of grassroots organisations in the sector has increasingly led to the growth and need for skilled staff who can combine professionalism from corporate experience with the understanding of managing projects at a grassroots level.
The Opportunity: The corporatisation of the social impact sector calls for greater accountability and transparency and has created an unprecedented demand for professionals who bring technical and managerial skills. Social Impact sector employers understand today that for survival it is critical to have a mix of business-driven, process and technical skillsets.
However, the nonprofit sector in India is facing a massive talent shortage. Nonprofit employers understand today that for survival of their sector it is critical to have a mix of business-driven, process and technical skillsets alongside the traditional nonprofit individual. In other words, to attract, retain, and develop skilled talent, NGOs must compete directly with the private sector.
Benefits of hiring us:
Team members at IQ have had direct employment in nonprofit organizations at some stage of our careers. Our team has combined 20 years of senior-level nonprofit and social impact industry experience. This gives us our insight into the requirements of our social sector clients.
We do our research about the organisation and the projects and are equipped to engage with candidates effectively
We understand that job roles have to evolve in the sector and sometimes that occurs during the recruitment process
We form robust partnerships with clients to seek long-term solutions, not quick fixes, and develop lasting relationships with both clients and candidates.
We employ a consultative approach and we have a commitment to establishing long-term relationships with each of our clients.
We have been fortunate to work with clients such as:
HELP AGE India
Concern India Foundation
Kotak Education Foundation
Ambuja Cement Foundation
Hospitality & Media
Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry in India continues to defy all economic trends. Expected to grow at a CAGR of 18% through 2017, M&E sector is on the cusp of a strong phase of growth, backed by rising consumer payments and advertising revenues across all sectors. Increasing digitization and higher Internet usage over the last decade has been a key enabler for this growth.
However, widespread adoption of digital platforms will also increase challenges as consumer behavior will change significantly due to greater choice and control on offer. Further, traditional barriers among types of industry players will start to disappear, leading to jostling for favorable competitive positioning.
We at IQ understand that innovation in technology and operational agility is key for getting closer to consumers and profitably delivering relevant content and services. Our M&E associates at IQ have partnered with some of the world’s most successful companies to ac quire top executive talent across all functional areas. As focused specialists, we capitalize on our established resources, substantial industry knowledge and developed networks to identify and recruit the most qualified candidates possible.
Marketers in India have now started experimenting with new media and communication tools to woo consumers. While conventional strategies such as film, TV and radio continue to be in demand, there is a young, emerging class of consumers who access new age techniques to seek information and entertainment.
IQ provides nation-wide staffing in major media markets with a focus on media, advertising agencies, publishers and agencies in mid- to senior-level roles. IQ specializes in securing multicultural talent in the areas of senior management, account planning, account management, and digital strategy for ad agencies that cater to clients mainly in the FMCG and Consumer industries.
The hotels and hospitality industry in India is booming. A key driver of the growing services sector in India, it is in large part driven by travel and tourism, one of the most profitable sources of foreign exchange in India.
Fuelled by a robust inflow of foreign and domestic tourists, H&H has become one of the leading players in the global industry. With international tourism increasing year-on-year and a swelling luxury domestic travel sector, this segment is seeing incredible opportunities for growth.
Our team of consultants has extensive experience hiring candidates for the h&h industry and collaborates across regions to find the best fit for our hospitality clients.
The Indian legal services market has emerged as a highly competitive sector, growing at a rate of about 40% per annum. The legal services sector mainly comprises three distinct sub-sectors: Lawyers providing cross-border legal work to corporate clients; lawyers providing primarily domestic legal services to individuals and small business, and LPOs, which provide support functions such as documentation review and legal research.
The legal function of many organizations continues to evolve as companies reduce their reliance on outside firms and bring more legal capabilities in-house. At the same time, companies around the world are responding to an increased focus on compliance and regulations relying more heavily on the legal team to stay ahead of emerging governance issues.
From in-house counsel to law firm associates, from senior partners and whole practice groups to new office branches, knowledgeable and efficient legal recruiting is necessary to maintain a competitive advantage in the industry.
We at IQ, have a deep understanding – and experience – of the needs of the legal industry.
Our search consultants bring a sophisticated understanding of the legal industry and the nuances of hiring winning candidates.