Business services Aug, 01 2013

Creating global leaders of tomorrow

By Ekta Verma
Creating global leaders of tomorrow

With an expertise of 20 years, Antal International Network is shaping career of many professionals across the globe. In a candid conversation, Shaileja Sharma, Director-Business Development, Antal International Network shares the brands expansion plans via franchise route.

Shed some light on Antal International Network and its working process.

Antal International is a leading executive recruiting firm that specialises in identifying, evaluating and placing top management talent in the industry and has been around the globe for 20 years now, incorporated and headquartered in London. With a global coverage across Europe, Russia, China, India and Africa, Antal is positioned to service the needs of global corporations with ease. We take time to understand business goals, company culture, and specific job requirements so that we can present exactly the kind of candidate you need. This is a fully scalable professional business-to-business franchise concept.

Why did you choose to operate via franchise model?

The franchise model that we practice grants a franchise owner to set up a business unit license which allows them to practice the recruitment business model under the umbrella of Antal International.

What kind of potential does recruitment industry have?

Industry research reveals that there is paradigm shift in the recruitment industry and the clients need specialist recruitment partner to help them find the best people for specific roles. There is requirement of specialised recruitment business wherein the experienced corporate professionals as recruitment business owners can help employers to source outstanding candidates from the global talent pool. There is a huge demand of experienced recruitment franchisors who can train and mentor experienced professionals to utilise their industry knowledge and experience to effect a step change in a company by placing the right candidates as well as coaching and mentoring the candidates throughout their career.

What does Antal franchise business has to offer to people who are looking at starting their own business?

Through Antal International’s proven business model individuals learn to create a specialised recruitment business. Antal International recruitment business provides their franchise owners a comprehensive induction training for 2.5 weeks, access to nearly 20 years of IP (intellectual property), total transparency and access to all of the global clients with whom business has been done before – around 60,000 records and a network of colleagues and peers who proactively share clients, candidates and fee.

What qualities do you seek before partnering with the franchisees?

Apart from the experience in industry, we need franchise owners who are passionate about recruitment as a business opportunity. He also must possess sound knowledge on financial management.

Kindly share the brand’s further expansion plans in India and other countries?

We are a fastest growing privately owned recruitment organisation spread across the globe especially in Europe, Asia and Africa. In America we are represented by an established recruitment organisation in all 69 states and we also plan to open our first few offices in Australia. We are looking forward for pan-India expansion especially in tier II cities.

What is the potential in hiring activity in 2013?

The research in the industry reveals that most employers in the global labour market expect varying degrees of positive hiring activity during 2013. Experienced professionals staying in the same role can expect salary increase in between 10-15 per cent while for those who are likely to change roles can expect a salary increase between 15 and 20 per cent. The shortage of talent is also driving many Indian professionals that are based offshore to consider returning home in order to capitalise on the growing employment opportunities. On the other hand, a number of MNCs are setting up new operations and are aggressively hiring professionals in India.




Existing franchisees

Target franchise in 2013

250-300 sq.ft

Rs 7.5 lakh( License fee)

Rs 4-5 lakh ( Operational cost)

12-18 months

122 ( world)

33 ( India)


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