Task Initiatives: A One-Stop-Shop for Quality HR Consultancy and Advisory Services

CIO Vendor Around the 90’s, when the country was experiencing a surge of entrepreneurial wave, many SMEs commenced their journey owing to technology driven market. Along with it came the prelude of a range of service sectors including telecom services, financial services, advertising, market re¬search, logistics and much more. The advancement of service industries increased the significance of human resources propelling it for more customer satisfaction in services. With an objective to add value to the services along with knowledge sharing and service delivery, Task Initiatives was established by C M Mathew in 1996. Initially set up as a one stopmshop for HR and marketing services, Task Initiatives now provides consultancy services to the corporate sectors in the areas of recruitment, training, and research, through a single window. Although the current market is dominated by countless SME advisors, only a handful of them are certified with a proper license. Irrespective of the intervention of govt organizations the industry still holds the need for appropriate regulation. Addressing the existing gaps within the industry Task Initiatives provides integrated HR solutions to its clientele spanning corporate to SMEs and from professionals to students.

Describing the teething troubles faced by the firm, C M Mathew, Founder, Task Initiatives says, “Back in the initial days, there were numerous services that we were offering. The market was just evolving and it was not mature enough to understand the magnitude of SME advisors. In the beginning, many of the SMEs thought that they don’t need expert support and then only later they realized the importance of having an expert consultant by the side. While this was a major challenge we were always clear about the services that we want to offer. Hence we started with helping the companies to develop HR strategies and talent management plan which helped us to grow. In addition to consultancy services executive recruitment services training
services we steadily ventured into market research along with time. The exposure that we got by dealing with all these companies emerged as a big support for us.”

Since its establishment over 23 years ago, today Task Initiatives has been able to create a brand name because of its distinctive offerings in HR Consulting and Advisory services solely aimed for the SMEs. By providing HR interventions such as Consulting and Advisory Services along with Operations and Outsourcing Services to SMEs Task initiatives assists the companies to achieve inorganic growth and improved professional standards. Apart from it Task Initiatives also caters Employability Enhancement Services under the banner of ‘Career Sketch’, a division of Task Initiatives. Career Sketch aims to coach train and prepare the students for the selection process of employment making them confident enough to face the corporate selection with more than just an academic degree.

Addressing the existing gaps within the industry, Task Initiatives provide integrated HR solutions to its clientele spanning corporate to SMEs and from professionals to students

Started out in Ahmadabad with just three verticals, Task Initiatives has managed to transform itself into an assemblage of two companies i.e. Task Initiatives and Task Staffing Solutions along with a combination of four verticals. While Task Initiatives offers HR Consulting & Advisory Services Task Staffing Solutions offers Permanent Staffing Solutions through Executive Search, Selection services and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. With an objective oriented inclusive culture along with a team based on expert consultants of the country, Task Initiatives has managed to retain a majority of clients from corporate multinationals and SMEs across the industry.

Citing his plans for the firm C M Mathew shares, “We are an integrated HR solutions provider and our expansion process in itself is a milestone for us. In consultancy we plan to concentrate on the SMEs of Gujarat along with different parts across the country. We are also working on our skilling vertical for both academia and professionals. There are multiple main objectives that we want to do and technology alignment is one of them. The skilling vertical is something that I have high hopes for. We are planning to go online as well in the coming times.”