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Staffing majors come under one umbrella

Staffing majors come under one umbrella

Major staffing companies of India on Thursday came together to form the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) to professionalise the employment landscape and take up issues that are critical to this industry. The apex body aims to create 1.6 million jobs in the next two years and it expects the staffing industry to grow at 25% year-on-year (YoY) in revenue from Rs 11,000 crore right now.Key objectives of the federation will be to support sustainable growth and establish quality standards for the staffing industry at large and a code of conduct for the members.Indian companies are finding it difficult for right talent, with 67 per cent of employees struggling to meet their critical-level hiring targets. The staffing agencies will have to take this challenge of creating employability. Skilled manpower especially for industries be it information and communications technology (ICT), healthcare, real estate, retail, media and entertainment, banking and manufacturing are required, president, ISF, K Pandiarajan told reporters here. To support such bodies and come up with solutions, the government is also ready to co-operate with such federations and companies.We have steering process in the planning commission going on to make 12th plan for the industry and in that we are addressing many issues that are coming in way of growth of the industry. We need to have more skilled people, better systems to get flexibility with fairness, member, planning commission, Arun Maira said.Maira invited ISF to work with the planning commission in its 12th plan as part of the labour working group. He said other such industry bodies are also welcome to work hand-in-hand with the government.ISF include eight leading human resource (HR) firms which are members of the body -- Adecco, Allegis, GI Group, Global Innov, Kelly, Ma Foi Randstad, Manpower and Teamlease. They together represent close to 50% of the Indian organised staffing market.

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