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CIEL Group Announces Major Developments

On 27 November, the group announced four major developments including, acquisition of Aargee, an IT staffing company, launch of ‘CHROs of Tomorrow’ programme, launch of EzyConsult, a gig platform for consultants & ‘Career Accelerator Programme’ for entry level professionals

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CIEL Group, a full spectrum HR solutions provider, announces signing of definitive agreements with Aargee Staffing Services Private Limited to purchase 100 per cent equity stake in the company. Aargee is an IT Staffing company renowned for its expertise in the tech staffing industry. This strategic acquisition, 4th in the last 1 year, signifies another stride in CIEL's pursuit of growth objectives and its IPO plans. This acquisition will help CIEL further enhance its professional staffing service offering by providing the best-suited IT and Engineering talent tailored to the clients' needs.

The press conference held on 27 November 2023 was aimed at announcing four major developments within the company. Top executives of CIEL announced the acquisition of Aargee Staffing Services, the launch of ‘CHROs of Tomorrow’ programme aimed at developing future HR leaders, the launch of ‘Career Accelerator Programme’ to equip the young workforce with the necessary skills to sustain in the industry, and the launch of a gig-platform for high-end niche consultants ‘EzyConsult’. 

Regarding the acquisition, K Pandiarajan, Executive Chairperson of CIEL Group, said, “The integration of Aargee Staffing with CIEL Group marks a significant step towards fortifying our Tech Staffing Services to the market and further our IPO plans. We continue to make progress in enriching our talent solutions by bringing innovative ideas to life in the form of EzyConsult, Career Accelerator Programme and CHROs of Tomorrow, each of which will help deliver greater value to businesses in India Inc. and an opportunity to the workforce to adapt to the future challenges.”

With a wealth of experience in the HR and consulting space for over 30 years, Ma Foi, a CIEL Group company, has successfully launched EzyConsult, a premier Gig Platform for High-End Niche Consultants. Talking about the platform, Rajiv Krishnan, Managing Director & CEO - Ma Foi Strategic Consultants, said, “Ezyconsult is an innovative platform meticulously designed for elite freelance consultants with over 15 years of expertise across diverse business fields. Acting as a bridge between clients hungry for unparalleled talent and seasoned consultants, it provides a comprehensive spectrum of services, spanning from initial enquiry to detailed project management. Clients stand to gain from a reservoir of top-tier talent, with an opportunity to work with consultants that seamlessly fit into their requirements and oversee projects effectively. On the other hand, freelancers, our business partners are presented with a treasure trove of business opportunities, a platform to illuminate their distinct expertise, and the prestige of affiliating with the renowned Ma Foi brand. Beyond just being a digital interface, Ezyconsult aspires to sculpt a new paradigm in the consultancy sector, where the essence of collaboration, unwavering professionalism, and matchless value coalesce, ushering in a transformative era in the gig economy.”

During the press conference, it was revealed that the platform ‘EzyConsult’ will bring together veterans in the consultancy industry. It will act as an intermediation between the consultants and companies. Starting with onboarding 100 consultants, the aim of the platform is to grow and integrate with freelancers and companies across India. 

Meenakshisundaram Ramachandran and Seshadri Badrinarayanan, the promoters of Aargee Staffing commenting on the acquisition said, “We are excited to be a part of the CIEL Group, by joining forces with CIEL, we aim to leverage their specialised expertise alongside our seasoned professionals to not only broaden the group’s client base but also to establish a stronger foothold in the market. This strategic partnership will empower us to foster innovation and harness collective strengths.”

Aditya Mishra, MD & CEO of CIEL HR says, “As young India aims to lead the world, CIEL has taken strides to prepare the workforce for tomorrow. Today’s launches enable the business leaders to strengthen their talent capabilities straddling across the hierarchy right from the entry levels to CXOs."

The fundamental anchors of the CHRO of Tomorrow programme are to prepare the aspiring CHROs for the challenges of the future. Today’s CEOs / CXOs, during this 6 months’ programme will be building CHROs of Tomorrow using the potent combination of mentoring, hackathons, whitepapers and learning circles. Participants will be groomed to embody various CHRO personas, each contributing uniquely to the world of HR leadership.

During the press conference, it was also revealed that the programme will resonate as an apprenticeship for any new trainee. Anybody with a 12th pass degree can enroll to the programme to equip themselves the future-fit skills required by the industry. 

The world of work has been evolving rapidly; disruptive technologies have been dramatically transforming the way we work. CIEL is collaborating with Open Universities to offer a Career Accelerator Programme (CCAP) for the young talent in Junior / Entry level roles across industry segments. A diverse range of programmes have been planned for a comprehensive learning experience delivered in a blended approach combining distance learning mode, online and on-the-job training.



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