India is expected to be the 3rd largest country to employ 2.9 million flexi staff by 2018, moving up from 2.1 mn in 2015. Flexi stafﬁng growth rate will also accelerate to 12.3 % pa over 2015-18 from 10.3% pa in 2013-15. India with 0.51% ﬂexi stafﬁng penetration in 2015 lags behind global average of 1.6%. In the given scenario, Ms. Chakraborty being re-elected by the 50+ members of ISF conveys the need for change through perseverance to become more organised as an industry.
The staffing industry provides a platform for recognized employment, work choice, even compensation, annual benefits and health benefits for the temporary workforce that constitutes almost 70% of India’s total workforce. The purpose of ISF is to enhance long-term growth and ensure its continued ability to make positive contributions to the economy as well as the society through the services of the Staffing Industry.
Speaking on her appointment as the President, Indian Staffing Federation, Ms. Rituparna Chakraborty said, “Indian Stafﬁng Federation as comes to be in its 5 year of existence makes a strong representation towards its stakeholders with over 52 members employing ﬂexi staff base of nearly half a million. Over the past decade we have provided a stepping stone, to over 5 million youth, towards a better and brighter career. We have successfully created an eco-system which provides ﬂexibility, administrative efﬁciencies and ﬂawless compliance for Corporate India to enable them to expand and grow their business. It is my humble privilege to be re-elected to this position and believe my familiarity in the staffing industry will be of immense value to take the understanding about flexi staffing industry to even higher stratum.”
Mr. Raja Sekhar Reddy, appointed as the Vice – President, ISF said, “As the flexi staffing industry is growing in recognition into the Indian staffing industry, we look forward to work further to increase the affirmative positioning of the flexi staffing concept amongst the mass and look forward for strong partnership with government to support the budding industry. With industry experiencing larger acceptance, we foresee to enlarge our role in the coming future and engage more closely with all the stakeholders; Government, Jobs seekers, Corporates and staffing firms.”
The 8 board members who have also been elected in the electoral process ended yesterday are A G Rao, Group MD, Manpower Group India; Asim Handa, CEO, Gi Group India; Farhan Azmi, CMD, Futurz Staffing Solutions; Mehul Shah, MD, Collabera; Moorthy Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India; Narayan Bhargava, Chairman, NSB Group; R P Yadav, CMD, Genius Consultants; and Thammaiah BN, Country Director, Kelly Services India.