The Judge Group India: transforming India by assisting SMEs in their business life cycle
The economic liberalism is said to be of very dynamic and adaptive nature. During Industrial capitalism, the focus remained on the primary and secondary sectors of the economy. Due to increased automation, scarce employment opportunities, and the rise in income levels lead to the increased demand for services in different sectors, in the post-Industrial phase, the majority of capitalist economies have transformed themselves into service-based economies. China, after the success in the manufacturing sector, is also shifting towards transforming towards a service-based economy. This shift in the trend facilitated the steep rise of professional services. Ex RBI governor Raghuram Rajan in an interview suggested that we need to find the market for our products within the country itself for continuous growth. To ensure that the Indian economy needs to develop its service and professional industry, as it will provide employment opportunities with increased income and higher purchasing power, the resultant will be higher growth and development. The Judge Group came into existence by Martin E. Judge in 1970, as a professional services company. It continued to expand rapidly into new industries, new states, and even new countries. Today, the firm renders professional services across three major verticals (Technology, Talent, and Learning Solutions) from 35 office locations in the US, Canada, China, and India. It is now a pioneer in providing Technical, Workforce, and Learning solutions & services to its customers with an IT solutions-oriented business model. The firm is focused on providing Recruitment &Talent Solutions, Designing and developing software systems, Customizing technology solutions, technical & functional support for their customers.
Our editorial team spoke to Abhishek Agarwal, Sr. Vice President to know more about the firm and him.He is a production engineer from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, an MBA for École des Ponts Business School, France is the Country Head (SVP Global Delivery) of Judge India. Abhishek is a dynamic leader with vast cross-functional experience in Global Strategic & Tactical HR, Talent Acquisition, Recruitment, Sourcing, MIS/Analytics, Strategic Resource Management, Staffing, Business/Functional Analysis & Operations. Here are the edited excerpts.
The solution offered and uniqueness
Judge India helps in solving IT enablement and work-force sourcing problems and have a successfully designed and implemented IT projects for multiple clients. The group helps companies innovate and transform by leveraging its unique insights, differentiated services, and flexible partnering models. Our unique approach towards our work like working closely with our clients on their key projects to provide the best of the class consulting services and getting involved right from the conceptual stage of the business solution makes us different from others. Our business and technical resources help our clients to scope, design, and plan the augmentation of skilled resources through various commercial models. Our competitive advantage lies in the legacy that we’ve built by consistently meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations. Our employees contribute hugely to our success and are our advantage.
We are in the swift expansion mode to cater to the growing business needs. Meeting workforce needs, training and placing the employees to help start-ups reach their strategic goals and realize opportunities are the current challenges faced by the firm.
The firm’s clients are emerging, mid-size and Fortune 100 companies, including global pharmaceutical manufacturers based in Chicago, high-performance mutual funds in New York, and the most innovative technology companies in Silicon Valley. The firm’s technical clients are international industry leaders, and Judge continues to connect thousands of professionals with some of the most in-demand roles.
Bursting the Myth of Sisyphus
Our brand, our culture, and values are extremely inherent for any resource who aspires to joins us. The HR department introduces open communications sessions for the employees to communicate one-to-one with the colleagues as well as the management. Performance reviews are proven effective not only in improving the employee’s work performance but also in personal development. Motivational sessions, Counselling from the speakers and mentors help the employees in identifying the ways they can advance their career. Occasional outings lighten the burden of the workload and lift the spirits that boost employee productivity.
- The Judge group received Agile-1’s Gold Award for Supplier Excellence in 2017.
- The firm ranks in the top 1% of firms on SIA’s list for Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. in 2017.
- The Group won Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards
- SIA names the Judge Group the 12th Largest IT Staffing Firm in 2016.
- According to CIO Review, The Judge Group was one of the 20 Most Promising Capital Markets Technology Solution Providers in 2016.
- The firm ranks in Top 1% of all Staffing Firms by Inavero for Client Satisfaction in 2016.
The hitherto journey
The journey hitherto has been very rewarding and successful so far. The hard work put in by the entire team culminated into a bubbling and vibrant entity called Judge India. The company started with a team of five people, and now it has outgrown itself to around 150 people team within a short span of 15 months.
The approach to change
Our technical clients are international industry leaders, and Judge continues to connect thousands of professionals with some of the most in-demand roles. It was a challenge for two different cultures to come together and work at a common ground. But the hunger to learn and deliver superseded it. The positives of both the cultures amalgamated to bring out state of the art processes and the frameworks.
Difficult lesson learned as an entrepreneur
Driving the best performance out of every single employee must remain any employer’s utmost priority right from the recruiting till employee’s last day at work for ensuring the success of any business.
For us, it’s about People, Process and Performance. Our mantra is 3Ps to enhance our brand for our people and clients. We’ve dedicated marketing partners who ensure that messaging is right to our potential customers and future joiners. We get a lot of business from reference and current customer base.We will continue to grow organically. Along with doubling the size of our current base, India, including the work-force & infrastructure, we are planning to expand our base in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
A piece of advice for the budding entrepreneurs
I think it would be a good initiative by future entrepreneurs & engineering institutions if they establish career development cells and aware the students about its importance. Internships with related industries should be made compulsory for engineering students for much-needed job experience. Research projects in collaboration with companies related to various concerns, issues, and themes specific to the industry can give students great learning experience. Moreover, the colleges can organize sessions and conferences where industry professionals can give students relevant insights into recruitment processes, employability opportunities, and job roles.