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Top 10 HR consultancies in India

The domain of HR solutions hit a turbo-charge in India in the year 2010!

It was the major time when companies all over the country began experiencing severe difficulties in their recruitment operations and began to move towards outsourcing these solutions to external entities.

Fast forward to today. The post-Covid era!

This is a time when recruitment of quality talent has become one of THE most challenging problems for corporates.

With the emergence of startup and freelancing culture, employee retention rates are at an all-time low, and there is a clear scarcity of quality talent in the job market who are actually willing to make a long-term commitment with any company.

In this scenario, HR solutions have become far more important for companies across India.

And consequently, many corporates are now looking to outsource their recruitment needs to some of the top HR Agencies in India.

In this piece, we are going to illustrate some of the most reliable HR consultancies in India that have been generating some very amazing results for their clients.

Some of these consultancies are very old, experienced, and established, while some are new, and yet with their cutting-edge and modern recruitment solutions have made their name known in the HR space!

The top 10 HR consultancies of India

Here are the top 10 HR consultancies of India who have been kicking ass at being HR consultancies!

  • ABC Consultants

ABC consultants

Founded in 1969 by Dr. Bish Agrawal, ABC Consultants is the pioneer of organized recruitment services in India. It has been in operation for more than 50 years now, and in that time, it has helped shape the careers of more than 165,000 professionals all across India.

ABC Consultants is headquartered in Delhi and has a widespread network of 465 consultants, all having a combined consultancy experience of over 2800 man-years!

According to its report, more than 75% of its revenue comes from its existing clients.

ABC consultants’ major area of expertise is in Senior and Middle-Level Hiring, Global Outsourcing, and Recruitment Process outsourcing.

  • Addeco India Pvt. Ltd.


Headquartered in Bangalore, the HR company offers end-to-end HR solutions with a focus on services like staffing, outplacement, outsourcing, and talent development services.

The company has over 65 branches in the country.

Originally a Swiss major, the company acquired a 67% stake in People One Consulting, in 2004 and thus marked its entry into the Indian market with the name of Addeco India Pvt. Ltd.

It was said to be the biggest deal in the Indian HR market at the time!

Addeco India has helped more than 100,000 professionals yet and with its dominance in the HR market, continues to be a valuable service for many companies.

  • Jobaaj 

Jobaaj consutancy service

Headquartered in Delhi, Jobaaj is one of the only HR consultancies specializing in finance and accounting-specific HR solutions.

Having paved the way for the careers of more than 50,000 professionals yet, it is one of the most rapidly emerging HR consultancy in the country.

Founded by CA Saksham Agarwal, Jobaaj provides exceptional HR services customed to the finance and accounting domain such as staffing, talent outsourcing, and recruitment.

The key aspect of Jobaaj that makes it stand out in the list, is its amazingly vast user base of finance and accounting professionals and job seekers which it has gathered with the help of its various educational, training, and job assistance products and services.

This vast user base allows it to source quality talent from their amidst for its HR clients.

  • Quess Corp Limited

Quess corp

A step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Group held through its Indian listed subsidiary, Thomas Cook India, Quess Corp is India’s leading business service provider. 

Among a vast array of outsourcing services such as sales & marketing, customer care, after-sales service, back-office operations, etc, Quess Corp also provides a plethora of HR outsourcing services such as staffing, talent acquisition, etc.

Headquartered in Bangalore, Quess Corp is a 14-year-old startup and has established a strong presence in the business solution outsourcing domain.

  • AON Hewitt

AON Hewitt

A global corporation, AON Hewitt’s Indian headquarters is in Gurgaon. Originally the company was Hewitt Associates, an American provider of HR, outsourcing, insurance, management consultant, etc. However, in 2010, Hewitt Associates was acquired by AON corporation and the resulting entity became AON Hewitt.

The company serves 20,000 clients globally and operates in 90 countries.

Although technically it’s not an Indian company it does form a major portion of the Indian HR outsourcing economy.

  • CareerNet


Headquartered in Bangalore, CareerNet is one of India’s top staffing and consulting firm. Founded in 1999, this Indian consultancy has rich experience in hiring talent in Technology, Banking, financial services, insurance, etc.

The HR company provides optimum HR solutions to its clients and hires in various domains such as HR, finance, sales, and Marketing.

Furthermore, CareerNet is also widely known for its strategic advice in the areas of executive search, recruitment process, compensation advisory, etc.

The company is headed by the CEO, Rishi Das.

  • Randstad India


Started in India in 2008, and headquartered in Chennai, Randstad India is a part of Randstad, a Dutch multinational human resource consulting firm.

It boasts of an excellent record of 500,000 permanent placements across various job sectors, dealing with 1000+ clients.

In 2008, Randstad acquired Ma Foi, a leading business consulting company in Chennai, after which it strengthened its presence in India.

Randstad specializes in temporary and contract staffing, and the related recruitment and selection are traditionally the firm’s core activities. 

  • Innovsource Services Pvt Ltd.


Established in 2004, the company offers a wide range of HR solutions to its clients.

Till now, Innov has managed to deal with 1200+ recruiters across 15+ industry domains.

The company employs more than 75000 associates and has over 1080 locations in India.

They provide business outsourcing solutions focusing on detailed aspects of requirement mapping, sourcing, training & skilling, assessment, selection, onboarding, payrolling and statutory compliances.

They have essentially mastered the workforce business.

  • PersolKelly


Again, a globally operating staffing company founded in 1946 in America, it started its operations in India in 2001.

Previously known as Kelly services, PersolKelly is the result of a joint venture, established in 2016 between PersonHoldings and PersolKelly to cater to the rising demand for quality talent and workforce in the emerging Asia-Pacific market.

The staffing company has had 2 decades of experience in the Indian recruitment domain and specializes in selection and staffing solutions across the country.

Since Inception, PersolKelly has managed to fill more than 66,000 positions across various industries.

  • TeamLease


Founded in 2002, and headquartered in Bangalore, this Indian HR solutions company has an employee base of around 75,000 across 800 locations.

Its vast array of clientele includes various corporates ranging from MNCs to SMEs, educational institutions, etc.

According to company sources, TeamLease boasts of onboarding an employee every 4 minutes.

The firm offers various HR solutions such as payroll outsourcing, temporary staffing, assessments, permanent staffing, corporate training programs, etc.

When it comes to HR consultancies, there is no, one-size-fits-all.

Different corporate entities have different HR needs. For example, a company hiring a financial analyst, or a compliance officer would benefit more by approaching a consultancy that specializes in finance and accounting domain, such as Jobaaj.

Alternatively, if you think that you want to execute your recruiting solutions yourself, then the following blog might help you out.

Read about the 7 best ways to speed up your hiring process.

We hope you found the information useful.

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