Alexander Mann Solutions and Flexability extend RPO consulting partnership

11 January 2018

In a bid to capitalise on the substantial labour force in India, talent acquisition and management services provider Alexander Mann Solutions has extended its partnership with Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firm ABC Consultants’ India arm. The partnership is aimed at investing in the RPO sector in India.

Established in 1996, Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) is a global consulting firm specialising in talent acquisition and management.  The firm operates with more than 3,500 professionals globally, delving into a range of services which include strategic workforce planning, employer branding, assessment and selection, and employee engagement.

The firm operates across all levels of an organisation, starting from young graduates to senior management and even board-level recruitment. One key market for the firm’s operations across the globe is India. According to recent estimates, India has one of the fastest growing RPO markets in the world, valued at between $660 and $700 million.

Flexability, meanwhile, is the RPO subsidiary of local consultancy ABC Consultants, which offers a comprehensive range of organised recruitment services. With over 350 consultants in its employment, including a presence in Dubai, ABC Consultants offers customised solutions through its Flexability division, primarily to multinational corporations seeking the right talent when establishing a presence in India.

 Alexander Mann Solutions + Flexability RPO

The two firms have already been engaged in a partnership for 8 years, offering innovative RPO services to firms in India. Now, the pair has announced a renewal of the contract, with the aim of expanding its scope further by building on their established framework. For AMS, this is the only exclusive partnership in the country.

In essence, AMS offers the international expertise in outsourcing and consulting, whereas Flexability, being the local firm, has substantial infrastructure in the country. This includes a shared service centre in New Delhi, and sourcing hubs in the major cities of Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Commenting on the partnership, Caleb Baker, the Managing Direction for AMS in the Asia Pacific region said, “Alexander Mann Solutions and FlexAbility India, together, bring innovation along with operational rigour to our clients. It is a great opportunity for us to continue to build our market leading RPO and Consulting proposition with FlexAbility India. Our renewed exclusive partnership will enable us to deliver top-tier recruitment services, measurable innovation and operational rigour, positively impacting business outcomes for our clients.”

Meanwhile, Vinod Subramanian, the Director and Head of Business for Flexability said, “We are pleased to work with a global leader and innovator in RPO – Alexander Mann Solutions. Partnering with them is a crucial and exciting step for us. Their innovative business engagement practices, experience in RPO and global client service centre infrastructure, will let us take our client interactions and service delivery to the next level, thereby becoming more strategic and proactive in responding to needs of our clients. This partnership will also create an opportunity to serve our clients globally”

The partnership will be studying the practices of the top employers in the country, hoping to attract young graduates and experienced professionals alike.


Active Holiday Company to support with TCS New York City Marathon

29 March 2019

This year’s New York City Marathon – sponsored by Indian IT services giant TCS – has become the first ever to collaborate with an Indian tourism company to facilitate the travel of Indian runners to New York to participate. The marathon is due to take place in early November this year. 

TCS has been expanding in profile across the US market, primarily through increasing investments in the country. Not only has the firm come to be engaged in a number of major projects in the US, but it has also built a favourable profile in the country through a number of other initiatives.

One such initiative is its position as the primary sponsor for the biggest marathon in the world – the TCS New York City Marathon – which hosted nearly 60,000 participants last year. Alongside its general popularity, participation in the event is secured through international collaboration with travel companies.

The event’s organisers – New York Road Runners (NYRR) – make collaborative arrangements with travel and tourism firms in more than 50 countries across the globe in order to create avenues for international participants to travel to the Big Apple to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon.

Active Holiday Company to support with TCS New York City Marathon

India has substantial representation amongst the participants in the race and ranks in the top 20 countries of origin amongst participants. Where the NYRR has historically appointed international firms to facilitate participation from India, Active Holiday Company from Bangalore will be Indian partner this year.

Marathon tours are among the primary services offered by Active Holiday Company, and the firm has an international network of Marathon Partners including the Virgin Money London Marathon as well as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Commenting on its appointment, Gauri Jayram, Founder of Active Holiday Company said, “We are incredibly proud to be part of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, one of the world’s greatest marathons! Since 2014, we have served hundreds of Indians running International races and we believe that we have tremendous value to add to the runners’ experience, which is the ultimate aim of NYRR as well.”

Michael Capiraso, President & CEO of the NYRR added, “We’re excited to welcome Active Holiday Company as an official International Tour Operator for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon and are eager to further engage with the running community in India through this partnership.”