UpMan Placements: Pioneering the HR Consulting Landscape

Nigam Desai Founder & Director UpMan Placements | Insights success | Business Magazine in India

With a surge in the number of entrepreneurial ventures, SME’s along with MNC’s expanding their existing business areas, business consulting firms are playing a crucial role in designing the business model for new-age businesses. The consulting domain has evolved as a realm of business management as it offers innovative solutions to scale performances and new ways of running operations.
Today’s HR consulting market is broadly divided into two segments – companies that look for candidates and candidates who are looking for opportunities to build their careers. The utmost challenge is to comprehend the job requirements to the core and aligning the right set of professionals. Decoding the complexities along with directly dealing with professionals is a daunting task and hence HR consulting market is witnessing a huge flow in the industry. The varying landscape and changing requirements have forced the consulting market to innovate solutions and create their own niche in the industry.
A One-of-its-Kind
One such company that has matched the pace of evolution is UpMan Placements Pvt Ltd. Incepted in 2002 in India as a recruitment specialist firm; it has amassed multilingual and multifaceted recruitment experience over these years. Slowly and steadily, the company has progressed and has successfully delivered results that have helped to build a stellar reputation in the recruitment landscape.
UpMan Placements is a 360-degree executive search and strategic human resource solutions company that specializes in crafting technically advanced and customized delivery solutions, along with retaining the best executive talents. Offering a unique blend of global footprint, superior local service, in-depth acumen of the market and industry penetration has assisted UpMan Placements to evolve as a major contributor to the Indian HR consulting sector. Having a dominant presence in Singapore, the UK & India, the entity has acquired the expertise across a wide range of industries & experience of recruiting across all levels of employment opportunities.
Since inception, UpMan Placements has traversed the path of success and regulatory upheavals conjoined in its endeavor to usher in a place of pride in the Recruitment Industry as a whole by scouting the best talents. From hiring blue colored workforce to middle and senior level management, the company has knitted a strong network across industries as well as professionals.
The Adroit Leader
As the Founder – Director of UpMan Placements, Nigam Desai has achieved phenomenal success by building a strong market reputation amongst the upmarket clients, job seekers, and employers. His success story is truly motivating and Nigam is an ideal role model for most of the budding entrepreneurs. His journey started as a summer intern at UpMan and within a year, he took over the reins of the company and since then there was no looking back. With over fifteen years of comprehensive experience, he has successfully provided exclusive services to diverse industries like Banking, Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, IT, Telecom, Engineering, Biotech, Pharma and more!
Nigam firmly believes in the power of transparent recruitment ecosystem where consultants could come together and solve the challenges the industry jostles today. To improve the dynamics of the Recruitment ecosystem, he has started an initiative to help the local, independent freelancers and recruiters by investing in them to build their businesses. He is also taking robust measures to put an end and find solutions to a majority of recruitment challenges like window shopping, client exclusivity, due diligence check etc.
Career Advancements
The company gives special emphasis on nurturing the backbone of the entire work eco-system – the professionals who are the real assets for UpMan Placements. It has built the human capital on three dimensions:
Strong HR Policies:
The company is committed to having transparent governance and has set a fair framework that keeps updating as per the changing environment. Reviews, feedbacks from the teams at regular intervals are taken to improve the existing process delivery system that aligns with the best practices followed in the industry.
Learning & Development:
UpMan Placements invest in upgrading the skills and the competencies of the team through external intervention. Based on the requirements, it conducts training and organizes development programs for the workforce. On average, at least 2 interventions are organized every year. “I firmly believe that self-development is an important aspect of respecting the individual contribution” – asserts Nigam.
Rewards Program:
The organization has launched multiple structured-oriented incentive programs aimed at encouraging outstanding performances. Along with incentives, the Annual rewards ceremony is a special occasion that is eagerly looked upon by the employees.
Showcasing the Positive Values
Acknowledging the role of various technology platforms that have transformed the staffing business, as a nimble organization UpMan Placements have also been able to reset new directions along with being a part of numerous transitions to enhance its operations. Having technology, workforce and marked its presence in the industry, the company feels it’s the time to collaborate and grow, rather than to compete along with other players and grow. It has innovated industry-specific solutions – RPO for bulk hiring and HR Interventions, that have been appreciated among the peers. As the SME space is demanding more structured HR interventions, the company has identified it as an upcoming segment and has designed a separate vertical for the same. It also looks forward to exploring the overseas market along with building more talent verticals within UpMan that can help to serve the clients in the most utmost manner.
Tips for New-age Entrepreneurs
Nigam feels that identifying the problem is the foremost activity to be undertaken by every aspiring entrepreneur. Believing and standing against all odds to support the idea along with been grounded and approachable are some of the winning traits of a leader. Nigam says –“identifying the right set of people who align with the value and culture of the organization is a key element that helps to cement the pillars of the company”.

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