Sachin S Jog, CEO & Business Head, Bluecrest HR Consulting

Discovering the future leaders

Bluecrest HR Consulting Pvt. Ltd: Incorporated by a leader, for the business leaders

The most expensive decision an organization makes is to hire a C-suite employee. Whether you are a startup or a well established corporate leader, finding the right fit can be a challenging responsibility. No one likes to bite the bullet when an organization’s one of the strongest pillars announces his/her retirement. The selection process for filling someone’s shoes stands critical for any business. The lookout for an ideal concoction of abilities and skills for the leadership position demands a thoughtful strategy. To catch the big fish for any organization it becomes crucial to approach a right partner for making the right call, as your decision will either make you leap forward or sink downwards! The way today’s corporate ecosystem is shifting its gears, it has become quite cynical to maintain an organization’s ‘fuel’s’ efficiency to smoothly drive its performance, success and longevity. With the picture becoming more complex, there seems no surefire way of finding an impeccable leader for an organization. Despite all these odds, a preeminent executive search chief has established its expertise in delivering perfect matches for the organizations. Incorporated with a vow to deliver consistent peculiarity within the HR domain, Bluecrest HR Consulting Pvt. Ltd is the entrepreneurial venture of Sachiin S Jog, a hands-on industry leader. The ideation approached Sachiin during his professional stint at DHL Express, where he experienced the aftermaths that his organization was facing by virtue of poor staffing services deployed by the HR partner. The absence of recruitment support, de-motivated employees and other compliances propelled Sachiin to fill this gap which got metamorphosed into Bluecrest HR Consulting and Sachiin signed DHL, as its first client.

Fostered by a cumulative experience of 15 years, Bluecrest, today, stands as the best-in-class one-stop solution partner for HR functions such as Executive Search, Staffing solutions and Payroll management. The firm’s mettle has been acknowledged by corporate giants like DHL Express, Diebold, Infomedia India (we became a preferred partner of theirs), Johnson Controls, HT Media Ltd, Bajaj Auto Ltd, Pure Gold, KGK Group, Expeditors, Aegon Religare Life Insurance, Taj Group across leading industries including BFSI, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas (Domestic and Overseas), Engineering, Manufacturing, Auto Ancillary, Media, Lifestyle & Wellness, Gems / Jewellery, and Logistics. With its brick and mortar presence in Mumbai, the organization has firmed his existence PAN India in discovering quality employment opportunities for everyone.

Emerging as a Leader

“It is a myth that entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial skills are limited to those people starting companies. I believe entrepreneurship is an outlook; an outlook which, when combined with entrepreneurial skills, helps people succeed in endeavors across all dimensions.”

-Sachiin S Jog, during his conversation with The CEO Magazine

Edited Excerpts

What are Bluecrest’s areas of expertise in line with the services offered?

Our expertise primarily lies in executing large RPO projects for clients in Engineering and Oil & Gas where our crack team works in tandem with the clients for ensuring a quality and a timely delivery.

What are the key aspects that demonstrate the uniqueness of the company?

We use our in-house expertise- ASSESS table, which has assisted in erasing no-shows at the interview stage and ensures that a better quality of candidates appears for an interview, thereby increasing the selection hit ratio for our clients.

How do you plan to make your mark in the industry?

The Indian recruitment/staffing industry is surging at a pace of 15%-20% CAGR since last 4 years. On account of its De-centralization into Temporary/Flexi Staffing, Permanent recruitment and other employment services like HR Consulting, Payroll management, Background screening, it has become a cultivating land for numerous ‘Mom & Pop’ recruiters operating from their respective homes and spoiling the market for the recruitment firms. The entry barrier to this industry is very low as anybody who subscribes to a job portal can start recruiting thus creating a fragmented industry.

We have always had a long-term relationship with our clients as they see us adding value to their respective organizations. We always treat clients as “partners” and customize solutions for them. Our team too has risen to the occasion when needed and has worked on Sundays and Public holidays/Festivals to ensure that there were no gaps and we fulfilled all the client expectations.

Talking about the future, what route map has been laid out for the company’s journey ahead?

We are planning to expand our expertise by opening branches in Pune & Bangalore or Chennai before the end of the current Fiscal year. We also look forward to a strategic partnership with overseas recruitment firms which will boost our proficiencies on all the global mandates.

What are some of the learning in your life and what is your biggest dream?

As a first generation Entrepreneur, I learnt to take failures in my stride and not get de-motivated. I also learnt to believe in myself, my intuition and my vision especially when the chips were down. My biggest dream is to constitute the company as public by going in for an IPO one day. I am also looking forward to my dream project- Bluecrest Foundation to uplift bright students coming from the weaker sections of the society by assisting them in completing their education in their chosen fields. Bluecrest Foundation will fund 90% of all their educational expenses till they graduate. This will not only create a new pool of talent for India but will also ensure that a bright future awaits them.

A piece of advice for the young aspirants would be…

Don’t stop dreaming. Believe in yourself. Don’t give up.

The man behind the brand

Sachiin S Jog

After completing his graduation in Economics from Pune’s prestigious Fergusson Colleg, Sachiin went to complete his PGDBM from IMDR and passed out in 1990. Chartering his professional voyage, He then joined Citibank via campus placement. His experience gained from Citibank helped him later to start new businesses for the companies he worked for. During his professional voyage, he got associated with corporate giants like Lloyds Finance, Mashreq Bank and HDFC Bank where he infused is expertise while working in product management, setting up distribution channels, authorizing credit policy and setting up processes for all retail. He has played a key role in the top line growth of asset products on a pan India basis. He took up a new challenge with DHL Express by chairing as the Head-Direct Business Unit with three revenue streams under him. This phase in his career gave him a deep understanding of the Express & the Logistics industry. In 2004, he set up Buzz Corporate Services, a company offering Staffing & Selection services. DHL Express became the first client of Buzz and soon Buzz added more clients like Diebold, Airtel, Reliance Life Insurance, TNT, UPS, etc. In 2010, New Horizon Search Services was set up to address needs of overseas clients and also developed an in-house Search-Practise. Within a short time frame, New Horizon has been able to add and work with clients in the MENA region. Bluecrest HR Consulting Pvt. Ltd. has been set up to ensure consolidation of the business of Buzz / New Horizon and take it to the next level with new branch launches in 2018-19.

Sachiin is a passionate adventure sports admirer and quite often takes a break from is corporate life to delight his adrenaline rush.