Consulting firm ZS to hire 3,000 employees across India offices

01 March 2021 3 min. read
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International consultancy ZS has unveiled plans to hire more than 3,000 professionals across its three offices in Delhi, Pune and Bangalore.

Headquartered in the US and with further offices in India, Singapore and London, ZS is a global consulting firm. As it stands, India is home to 65% of the firm’s global headcount, amounting to more than 5,500 employees.

“India is a very crucial region for ZS,” said Sanjay Joshi, regional managing principal and Asia head at ZS, noting that a large share of the firm’s global team comes from the country’s “best colleges and professional backgrounds.”

Consulting firm ZS to hire 3,000 employees across India offices

More than 3,000 new recruits will now join this vast India team, via a new hiring drive from campus and otherwise. New hires will disperse across functional areas: 30% will join the Business Consulting wing; 45% will work in the firm’s Business Technology division; while around 25% will integrate within its Business Operations vertical.

The goal is to double down in the Indian market, where ZS has amassed a vast operation and a notable pool of clients over the years – particularly since launching its Bangalore office in 2018. The firm hired 2,000 new professionals in 2020 alone, despite the pandemic and all its repercussions.

Charging into the new normal

“I feel blessed to be part of a firm which continued to grow last year and kept people’s safety as a priority,” noted ZS regional HR lead Esha Gulati. She pointed out that ZS also “rolled out mid-year and year-end appraisals and promotions in a timely manner,” despite other major consultancies putting appraisals on hold for 2020.

This is in addition to preserving year-end and other bonuses, as well as crafting mental wellbeing programmes for its vast team – as they cope with the challenges of life under lockdown. The team was kept abreast of all developments and involved in the decision-making process, setting the precedent for further growth and operation under disrupted circumstances. 

“We are looking forward to another strong year and we are well-equipped to increase our hiring numbers and seamlessly integrate people as they join virtually, said Gulati. The firm’s proposition of strategy, analytics and tech solutions for a variety of industries will likely be in high demand in coming months and years, as businesses seek support in their pivots to the new normal.

ZS is not the only firm setting up to meet this demand. Big Four accounting advisory firms have also made sweeping declarations about their plans for the near future. Deloitte CEO Punit Renjen announced plans to double its India workforce in the next three years, while EY plans to recruit 9,000 new tech professionals in 2021 alone.