Genesis Human Consulting
No. of Franchise Outlets: --
Investment: Rs. 2lac - Rs.5lac
Genesis Human Consulting Private Limited
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This Franchise Agreement is made and entered into on 30th May 2012, between Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd., and
To simplify the language in this Franchise Agreement, "we" or "us" or "our" or "the franchisor" means Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd. ; "you" or "the franchisee" means the person who buys the franchise.
We own a trade name, logo/symbol and a motto, including but not limited to the phrase "Genesis Consulting" “"Talent from Home" and the logo/symbol at the top of this page (hereinafter collectively called "franchise marks").
We have developed a system for the effective operation, promotion and assistance of our recruitment process involved in effectively doing recruitment business (hereinafter collectively called "our system").
You desire to enter into the business of operating a Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd. under our system and wish to buy a franchise from us for that purpose.
You understand and acknowledge the importance of our high standards of quality, cleanliness, appearance, and service and the necessity of operating any franchise you receive from us in conformity with our standards and specifications.
THEREFORE, THE PARTIES TO THIS FRANCHISE AGREEMENT DO HEREBY AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
Section- 1. Grant of Franchise
We hereby grant to you subject to the terms and conditions of this franchise agreement, the right, license, and privilege to operate a Recruitment Solutions / Training Firm /HR Services (hereinafter referred to as the "franchise business"), .using our franchise marks and our system solely in connection with the franchise business and only at the location we approve for you as specified in this Franchise Agreement.
You shall lease or acquire, as you choose, on your own account a location for the franchise business, subject to our prior written approval both of the location and of the lease or purchase agreement before you commit yourself. We will advise you about various sites you identify. You shall not relocate the franchise business without our prior written consent.
As a franchisee of Genesis you will be entitled to offer the services (Recruitment, Corporate and Institutional Training, PPF Administration, ESIC Administration) to corporate clients and refer the tie up Genesis has with 3rd party serve providers to sell the respective services to clients. Franchisee should explicitly display the relationship with 3 rd party as a tie-up or association and in no way would the franchisee claim or behave, verbally or in written as to being a part of the 3rd party vendor.
Section 2. Term and Renewal
Except as otherwise provided herein, the term of this Franchise Agreement shall expire 1 year from the date at which you and we have both signed it.
You may, at your option, at the end of a term, renew this Franchise Agreement for one additional consecutive term of 1 year at no renewal cost, subject to the following conditions that must be met prior to renewal:
a. You must not be in default of any of the terms of this Franchise Agreement.
b. You must give us written notice of your election to renew not less than 30 days prior to the neither expiration date nor more than 45 days prior to the end of the initial term.
c. You must execute a new Franchise Agreement, which shall be in the form that we are then offering franchisees, which may contain materially different terms from the terms in this Franchise Agreement, except: (1) the Agreement should be renewed not less than 30 days prior to the expiration date, (2) the renewal term shall be 1 years
d. You shall make or provide for, in a manner satisfactory to us, such renovation and modernization of the franchise business premises as we may reasonably require, including without limitation, renovation of signs, furnishings, fixtures and decor to reflect the then current standards and image of our system.
e. You and we shall execute a mutual general release in a form prescribed by us.
f. If we determine that we will not renew your franchise business term because you will not accept the new Franchise Agreement, we must give you at least 45 days notice of that intention, to allow you to sell the franchise business during that period to someone meeting our then current standards for a new franchise or for renewal if we are not then granting new franchises. Your continued operation of the franchise business after the end of any term hereof, without exercising an option to renew, shall not constitute an implied renewal or extension of the term of this Franchise Agreement.
Section 3. Duties of Franchisor
We will provide you with an orientation and training program, lasting for 1 day, at one of our company office, designated by us. You and one other person you designate may attend free of any charge by us. This program will train you about our system for operating successful Genesis Human Consulting business model. You must pay for your own living and travel expenses in attending the program. Moreover, you and your head manager, if any must attend this program prior to opening your franchise business. We may also make available other training programs as we deem that appropriate.
Each week for the first 90 days after you open your office, we will telephone you to discuss your operational problems. As we deem it advisable, we will maintain staff at our office to advise you in the general operation of your franchise business.
From time to time, we will identify and develop new products and services for you to provide in your franchise business and provide you with the necessary information about those new products and services.
You would display a sign board of at least 4x6 square feet outside your office for which the artwork would be provided by us. You would ensure to follow the same so as to not loose out on the benefits mentioned below.
A: No Stationery printed for you
B: No mentioning of details on any communication done with the client.
C: Any other representations done in the company.
Franchise would not print out ANY STATIONERY which has Genesis Logo printed locally at your branch until and unless it is approved by us.
Genesis would print letterheads / envelopes / business cards (1 - branch and the other for the Centre Head) with a predefined quantity limit for your respective branch. We would be requiring
A: Complete Address for the branch.
B: One land line number dedicated to branch operations.
C: One Cell phone dedicated to branch operations.
D: Branch Timings:
All branches operating under Genesis brand have to be operational for 8 productive hours. Please note that we can work for two set of timings.
9: 30 AM to 5: 30 PM / 10: 00 AM to 06: 00 PM ( Monday – Friday )
9: 30 AM to 2:00 Pm / 10 am to 2: 30 Pm (Saturday)
Genesis would have support team call you for our interaction and feedback call every alternate morning so would expect the branch to be operational during those hours.
E: Business Development:
Genesis shall provide requirements to work on during the entire tenure of this relationship but we expect franchise to appoint someone to source local business which would balance out the business composition.
F: Revenue Sharing and Payments:
1. National Clients –For Positions from the client sourced by Genesis and closed by Franchise, we would pay Franchise a commission of 70% of the gross revenue.
2. Regional Client – Any positions from the client sourced by a franchise and closed by any other partner location would result in 33.33 % of equal share for the source in this case franchise.
3. Branch Client – For positions from the client sourced by a franchise and closed by the same franchise, we would pay Franchise a commission of 70% of the gross revenue.
Any candidate placed with Genesis Client (National / Regional / Branch Client) will be taken as an accountable closure once the candidate completes his replacement period (As per the agreement signed with the client, which normally varies from 1 to 3 months). You will receive the payment for that closure only after Genesis receives the payment from the client and the completion of his/her replacement period.
Training Revenue :
Throughout the term of this Franchise Agreement, we will pay you "a commission” in an amount equal to 70% of the net revenue earned by Genesis. 30% royalty fees are fully earned by us and are for the use of our system and our franchise marks.
Payroll Processing, PPF Administration and ESIC Administration Revenue:
Throughout the term of this Franchise Agreement, we will pay you a commission in an amount equal to 70% of the gross monthly revenue received by Genesis. 30% monthly royalty fees are fully earned by us and are for the use of our system and our franchise marks.
All the payments realised by 12th of each calendar month will be released by the franchisor to the franchisee on the 15th of the same month and all payments realised by 27th of each calendar month will be released by the franchisor to the franchisee by the last day of the same calendar month
As we develop operations manuals for operation of your franchise business, we will loan you copies of them. However, any and all such manuals remain our property and are confidential and constitute trade secrets belonging to us, alone. While these manuals may be modified, any such modifications will not alter your status and rights under this Franchise Agreement.
H: Hiring Process:
Franchise would appoint at least 3 consultants and 1 Business Development executive for smooth branch operations. Any employee short listed for the branch operations or for business development needs to go through a Telephonic FINAL ROUND with human resource team at Genesis Consulting. This process would only help you find the right candidate with my feedback inputs and the salaries could be negotiated at your end there after.
A: Offer Letters & Appointment Letters:
Please issue offer letter to any employee before he joins your branch and appointment letter after a weeks joining. . Also, franchise should collect below mentioned documents for your employees as we are involved in a DATA Security business so we need to protect our interests.
A: ID Proof
B: Address Proof
C: Candidate Application Form
D: Previous Employers salary slip
E: Reliving letter
Franchise also has to do a reference check on the documents they have given you as they are just not exposed to the data available at your branch but also the operational know how for Genesis.
Employee appointed by the Franchise, will be on the payrolls of the Branch and the Head Office is not liable for any dues towards the employees appointed by the franchise.
B: Targets & Incentives:
Franchise should share Targets and Incentives program with candidates joining in your branch. Please note that we can have this target based on the experience of the candidate, salary offered and responsibilities shared in the branch. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this.
I: Job Portal Usage:
We would be providing 1 portal for your access of www.moster.com but if you wish to buy any other portal than you can buy the same at your discretion and the cost would be entirely borne by you. Franchise would adhere to the Job Portal guidelines provided so as to avoid disconnection to their services.
We will seek to maintain high standards of quality, appearance, and service throughout our Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd. system, conduct inspections of your franchise business and others, and evaluate the products sold and services rendered therein--all as we deem advisable.
We may, but are not obligated to provide you any other supervision, assistance or services prior to the opening of your franchise business or throughout the term of your Franchise Agreement.
All our obligations under this Franchise Agreement are to you, the franchisee, specifically, and to no one else, without our prior written approval.
We reserve the right to allow Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd. franchises to be placed with other related existing businesses when we conclude in our absolute discretion that the association will be beneficial to us.
4. Franchisee's Fees
You shall pay us non refundable Rs. 50,000.00 + 12.36 % Service Tax as a franchise fee for lifetime in order to be entitled to open a Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd. franchise. There are no refunds on this initial fee. We reserve the right to alter this fee, if a potential franchisee commits to opening more than one franchise store.
There are additional fees that you must also pay to us for Manuals, Courseware, Cds or any other form of material which would incur a expenditure at our end. Please note that we intend to tie up with various companies for their Certification Programs and if your centre wishes to be a part of the same than you would bear the share of the royalty fees paid to them. We would provide you online support for a no charge. You would buy Job Portal Id and data base access at your own discretion and the cost would be entirely borne by you.
You will pay us an Rs.30, 000.00 transfer fee prior to consummation of any transfer by you of ownership of your franchise business to a third person. We retain an absolute right of first refusal on the terms you negotiate with the third person and the absolute discretion to prevent the transfer by not granting you permission in writing to sell to the third person. There will be no charge if you transfer your franchise business to a corporation-you control, so long as you retain majority control of that corporation; once you seek to transfer majority control to a third person, this transfer fee and our absolute right of first refusal and to deny permission for the transfer are applicable.
We would provide you online support at a no charge. You would buy Job Portal Id and data base access at your own discretion and the cost would be entirely borne by you.
As and when Genesis decides to use services of third party software or introduce a new product or service for the benefit of the overall business, the according cost decided by Genesis for the same will have to borne by the franchisee.
All of the fees imposed on you by this section are payable to us and are non-refundable.
Section 5. Some of Your Additional Duties
Duties, obligations, promises and warranties you make to us in addition to those stated elsewhere this agreement are as follows:
You understand, acknowledge and accept that every detail of the franchise business is important to you, to us and to other franchisees in order to maintain high uniform operating standards, to increase demand for the goods and services sold by all our franchisees, and to protect our reputation and goodwill.
You and your employees shall also attend such refresher courses, seminars, and other training programs as we may reasonably require from time to time. We will provide instructors and training materials for all required training programs. You or your employees are responsible for all other expenses you or your employees incur in connection with any such training programs, including, without limitation, the costs of transportation, lodging, meals, and wages.
You must keep the business open and in normal operation for such minimum hours and days. As we may from time to time specify in writing.
You expressly grant us and our agents the right to enter the franchise business premises at any reasonable time, with or without notice, to inspect, photograph or videotape the franchise business premises, equipment, operations and records. You agree to cooperate with our representatives in such inspections by rendering such assistance as they may reasonably request,' and, upon reasonable notice from us or our agents, to take such steps as they direct to immediately correct the deficiencies detected during any such inspection.
Section 6. Franchise Marks
We own franchise marks that you acknowledge have value.
We grant you the right to use our franchise marks only during the term of this Franchise Agreement and only according to the following terms and conditions:
a. You shall use only the name, mottos and logos/ symbols that we designate and license to you in the operation of the franchise business, and you shall use them only in the manner we authorize and permit. Any unauthorized use thereof shall constitute an infringement on our rights.
b. You shall execute any documents’ we deem necessary to obtain or maintain protection of our marks or to maintain their continued validity and enforceability.
c. You shall not directly or indirectly contest the validity of our ownership of the franchise marks.
d. You must immediately notify us of any use of or claim of right by any third party to any of our franchise marks or to any such mark that is confusingly similar to any of the franchise marks licensed to you. You must not communicate with anyone else other than us,or our counsel in connection with any such challenge or claim.
e. In the event that litigation involving our franchise marks is instituted against you, you must promptly notify us and shall cooperate fully with us in defending or settling such litigation.
You understand and acknowledge that:
h. Your use of the franchise marks pursuant to this Franchise Agreement does not give you any ownership interest or other interest in or to those franchise marks, except the license granted here. Upon expiration or termination of this Franchise Agreement and the license granted here, no monetary amount will be assigned as attributable to any goodwill associated with your use of our system or our franchise marks.
Section 7. Your Accounting and Recordkeeping Duties
During the term of this Franchise Agreement and any necessary time period afterwards, you shall maintain and preserve for at least 3 years from their preparation date, full, complete, and accurate books, records and accounts in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals, which shall also be in the form and manner we prescribe from time to time in writing.
Section 8. Advertising
You and we recognize the importance of advertising and the importance of standardizing our advertising efforts to promote the goodwill and public image of the Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd. system.
We will, from time to time, develop advertising and promotional plans and materials as we deem appropriate. We will provide videocassette television advertisements, script for radio advertising, ad slicks for printed advertising, art work for yellow page ads, and such other advertising material for your use as we deem appropriate. You will use no advertising materials without our approval.
Advertising at a local level such as banners, leaflets, Brouchers and cable ads would be funded by you where as the content and the design would be provided by us. We take the responsibility of regional Ads such as news papers / radio and other forms of advertising which would cover branches on a regional note. We would do this at our discretion.
We shall endeavour to conduct all marketing, merchandising, advertising and promotion plans in a dignified manner to enhance the goodwill of the entire Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd. system.
Section 09. Transfers of Interests
You understand, acknowledge and accept that the rights and duties specified in this Franchise Agreement are personal to you. We grant you this franchise in reliance on your business skill, financial capacity, and personal character. Therefore, neither you nor any successor of yours or any part of your interest in your franchise business shall sell, assign, transfer, convey, give away, pledge, mortgage, or otherwise encumber any direct, or indirect interest in your franchise business without our prior written consent; the only exception to this requirement for our prior written consent is if your franchise business becomes a publicly owned corporation, then our written consent is not required for a transfer of shares in that publicly held' corporation. Any purported assignment or transfer, by operation of law or otherwise, not having our prior written consent shall be null and void and shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement.
We have an absolute right of first refusal on any transfer of any interest in the franchise business. We have the absolute right to transfer or 'assign all or any part of our rights or obligations under this Franchise Agreement to any person or legal entity.
Section 10. Default & Termination without Chance to Cure
You shall be deemed to be in default of this Franchise Agreement, and all rights granted you herein shall automatically terminate upon immediate notice of termination without an opportunity for you to cure, if any of the following occurs:
a. Any of the principals of the franchisee or the franchise business is declared bankrupt or judicially determined to be insolvent, or all or a substantial part of the assets thereof are assigned to or for the benefit of any creditor, or admits inability to pay debts as they come due;
b. You abandon the franchise by failing to operate the franchise business for ten consecutive days during which you are required to operate the franchise business under the terms of the Franchise Agreement, or any shorter period after which it is not unreasonable under the facts and circumstances for us to conclude that you do not intend to continue to operate the franchise business, unless such failure to operate is due to fire, flood, earthquake or other similar cases beyond your control;
c. We and you agree in writing to terminate the franchise;
d. You make any material misrepresentations relating to the acquisition of the franchise business or you engage in conduct which reflects materially and unfavourably upon the operation and reputation of the franchise business or our system;
e. You fail, for a period of 10 days after notification of noncompliance, to comply with any federal, state or local law or regulation applicable to the operation of the franchise business;
f. You, after curing any failure in accordance with Section 11, engage in the same noncompliance whether or not such noncompliance is corrected after notice;
g. You repeatedly fail to comply with one or more requirements of the Franchise Agreement, whether or not corrected after notice;
h. The franchise business or its business premises are seized, taken over or foreclosed by a government official in the exercise of his duties, or seized, taken over, or foreclosed by a creditor, lien holder or lesser, provided that a final judgment against the franchisee remains unsatisfied for 30 days (unless a supersedes or other appeal bond has been filed); or a levy of Execution has been made upon the license granted by the Franchise Agreement or upon any property used in the franchise business, and it is not discharged within five days of such levy;
i. Any principal of the franchisee is convicted of a felony or any other criminal misconduct which is relevant to the operation of the franchise;
j. You fail to pay any franchise fees or other amounts due to us or our affiliates within five days after receiving written notice that such fees are overdue; or
k. We make a reasonable determination that continued operation of the franchise by you will result in an imminent danger to public health or safety.
Section 11. Default With Chance to Cure before Termination
Besides the grounds for termination upon notice without chance to cure stated in Section 10, we may also terminate your franchise prior to the expiration of its term for good cause as defined in this section. "Good cause" shall include, but not be limited to, your failure to comply with any lawful requirement of the Franchise Agreement after being given written notice thereof and a reasonable opportunity, which in no event need be more than thirty days, to cure the failure.
Section 12. Your Duties Upon Termination or Expiration
Upon termination or expiration of this Franchise Agreement, all rights granted hereunder to you shall forthwith terminate, and you shall immediately cease to operate the franchise business under this Franchise Agreement.
You would then immediately and permanently cease to use, in any manner whatsoever, any confidential methods, procedures and techniques associated with our system and the franchise marks and distinctive forms, slogans, signs, symbols, and devices associated with our system; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the operation of any other franchise business under our system which may be granted by us to you.
You shall take such action as may be necessary to cancel any assumed name or equivalent registration which contains the franchise mark or any other service mark or trade mark of ours.
You shall promptly pay all sums owing to us and our subsidiaries and affiliates. You shall immediately deliver to us all writings, records, files, instructions, correspondence, and all materials relating to the operation of the franchise business.
Section 13. Your Management Obligations
During the term of this Franchise Agreement and any extension thereof, either you will devote your full-time energy and best efforts to the management and operation of the franchise business or you will designate an "on premises" manager who will devote his full-time energy and best efforts to the management and operation of the franchise business. Before any such "on premises" manager may assume any duties on your behalf, he must complete the training program we offer and then you must receive our approval of him in writing.
Section 14. Covenant Not to Compete
You acknowledge, understand and accept that by entering into this Franchise Agreement you will come into possession of valuable trade secrets that belong to us. These trade secrets--our corporate philosophy, pricing and inventory strategy, our system, including but not limited to systems for operation and any manuals for operation that we may prepare and provide to you through the term of this Franchise Agreement, which summarize aspects of our proprietary information and know how each and all of which are essential to our continuing success as a corporation of retail stores selling recruitment services. You also acknowledge, understand and accept that your entire knowledge of our processes, services and products, all proprietary formulations, technology, know-how and the operation of this franchise business is derived by you from the information we disclose to you and that such, information is proprietary and confidential and a trade secret of ours. You agree to strictly adhere to and abide by all procedures we establish to maintain the secrecy of all such trade secrets.
It would be extremely harmful to our competitive position in the industry, if any of our trade secrets were ever divulged to any of our competitors, directly or indirectly.
You would be in a NON – Compete Agreement for a period of 6 months from the date of expiration of Agreement. Non Compliance would lead to legal action against the individual or the firm who has signed the Agreement. Non Compete means a non disclosure of our manuals, courses, formats and any other forms where we hold our rights. You would not be involved in the same form of business or a business which complements our business for a period of 6 months.
Section 15 . Form for Approvals
Whenever this Franchise Agreement requires approval by us of any action that you want to take, you must obtain our approval in advance and in writing for it to be effective. No waiver by us is effective unless you disclose the breach before seeking a waiver from us, and our waiver is in writing.
Section 16. Notices
Any notice required to be given under this Franchise Agreement may be given by personal delivery in writing or by certified or registered mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested. Notice shall be deemed communicated as of actual receipt. Mailed notices shall be addressed as set forth below, but each party may change his address by written notice in accordance with this section.
Priti Chavan , MD
Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
The Dreams Mall L-225,
LBS marg , near Bhandup Station
Section 17. No Waiver Is Continuous
You and we agree that time is of the essence in this Franchise Agreement, and any waiver by us of the prompt and punctual performance of any term, condition or covenant hereof shall not be construed to be a waiver of the prompt and punctual performance of the same or any other term, condition or covenant subsequently when due.
Section 18. Acknowledgements & Representations By You
You acknowledge that you have conducted an independent investigation of this franchise business opportunity and recognize that the business venture contemplated by this Franchise Agreement involves substantial business risks and that your success will be largely dependent upon your ability as an independent businessperson. We expressly disclaim making, and you acknowledge that you have not received, any warranty or guarantee, express or implied, as to the potential volume, profit or success of the franchise business contemplated by this Franchise Agreement.
You acknowledge that you received a complete copy of this Franchise Agreement and our Offering Circular on the franchise business at least ten business days before the date on which this Franchise Agreement is signed. You acknowledge that you have read and understood this Agreement and the Offering Circular we provided you.
You understand and agree this Franchise Agreement does not create a fiduciary relationship between us and you and that you are an independent contractor under this Franchise Agreement.
It is understood and agreed that nothing in this Franchise Agreement authorizes you to make any contract, agreement, warranty, or representation on our behalf, or to incur any debt or other obligation in our name.
Section 19. Joint and Several Liability
All of the terms of this Franchise Agreement, including all covenants, conditions, promises, commitments, obligations and acknowledgments herein accepted, made, entered into or undertaken by you, the franchisee, are deemed joint and several liabilities of each of those signing this Franchise Agreement on behalf of you, the franchisee.
Section 20. Governing Law
This Franchise Agreement shall be deemed to have been entered into in the State of Maharashtra, County of India, and all questions of the validity, interpretation, or performance of any of its terms or of any rights or obligations of the parties to this Franchise Agreement shall be governed by Indian Penal law.
Section 21. Arbitration
All questions and disputes with respect to rights and obligations and alleged breaches of the parties arising under the terms of this Franchise Agreement must be resolved by binding arbitration. Any such issue shall be submitted to binding arbitration upon the written request of one party after service of that request on the other party. The cost of the arbitration shall be borne by the losing party. The parties agree that any arbitration between them shall involve their individual claims only and that any claims subject to arbitration shall not be arbitrated on a class action basis. Any arbitration pursuant to this Section shall take place in Mumbai, Maharashtra. If the parties cannot agree on the arbitrator, then the arbitrator will be appointed by the Presiding Judge of the Mumbai High Court, upon petition by either party to this Franchise Agreement. Other than as specifically provided in this Franchise Agreement, the provisions of the Maharashtra Arbitration Act shall control the arbitration proceedings (Indian Penal Code). You do hereby waive all questions of personal jurisdiction or venue for the purpose of carrying out this section.
Section 22. Entire Agreement
This Franchise Agreement is prepared in two counterparts, each of which serves as an original, and the parties each acknowledge receipt of one counterpart.
Section 23. Two Counterparts
This Franchise Agreement, consisting of 16 pages, including this page, is the entire contract between you and us concerning your franchise business. Any amendment or modification to this Franchise Agreement must be in writing to be effective. No other agreement, statement or promise made by any party, its officers, agents, servants or employees to any other party or to any of its officers, agents, servants or employees shall be valid or binding.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed this Franchise Agreement as of the date set forth below.
DATED: 30th May 2012
Genesis Human Consulting Pvt. Ltd,
The Dreams Mall L-225,
LBS marg , near Bhandup Station
Mumbai 400078, India
Priti Chavan , MD