hat started as a small training institute named Pharmahood Consultants at Ashika’s residence has over a period of time evolved as a full-fledged executive recruitment firm - SnapSeaarch, one of the leading recruitment firms in India and overseas. The journey, however, dates back when Ashika, who has a robust experience in product management, sales & marketing, was working at Zydus Cadila. It was during this tenure when she sensed the various pain-points in terms of training team candidates with basic knowledge about pharmacology and Pharma/medicine at ground level. In several instances, companies were seen to recruit sales members and provide them with induction training programmes for about 3-4 weeks. Post these sessions few employees back out and few were not found fit, eventually incurring losses to the companies.
Inception of Pharmahood Consultants was to bridge the gap of Demand-Supply, whereby the company initially focused on recruitment alongside providing Training in Communication, Pharmacology and Anatomy to those who wanted to build a career in the Pharma industry. “Majority of the Pharma companies accepted us in no time, as this was a game changer in the market. We used to provide the basic understanding of the therapeutic segments along with prerequisites of Pharma Industry. All and all, optimizing the training cost and time for our clients,”
Like a blue streak, the pharma companies saw a huge potential and understood the credibility of the founder's experience in the field. There after, Pharmahood started serving senior mandates exclusively for clients. Referred candidates by Ashika and team saved HR counter parts’ time asserting repeated business from the same clients. From 2005 onwards, Pharmahood started providing recruitment services to other sectors like Manufacturing, Engineering, Chemicals, Real-Estate, BFSI, Power & Infra, and others.
Snap Seaarch-Quality Uncompromised!
"With the basic values, ethics and honest motive of servicing, we at Pharmahood were always viewed as the recruitment business partner to our clients and not just manpower consultant,"
Ashika further adds, “Excelling from Healthcare to 17 different verticals and successful in bagging niche requirements, gifted us an opportunity to rebrand ourselves as Snap Seaarch - boldly declaring about Our Work As Quality With Speed.”
Challenges are a part of any entrepreneur’s life. With life cycle of the industry, challenges moved on from technology scarcity to easy access to technology and thus the easy availability of resources to the clients too. That was the primary hindrance that came to the recruitment consultants as clients started their in-house cell for recruiting their internal employees. , Ashika enlightens, “Adaptation to the challenges like duplicity, TAT of delivery were never the problems with us as we had carved our niche in search from the inception of the business. When we started, challenges were finding and locating the candidate and there were only a few consultants like us who can give PAN India candidates. During 2003-2005, Job Portals were not available and consultants relied on their own database. Our skills of headhunting, mapping and training of team helped us bag accolades from clients.”,
This is how SnapSeaarch now is complementing the HR counter space in their difficult search and helping them in scouting the best resource as best fit. A well verses team at SnapSeaarch marks difference with their quality uncompromised for the entire process. “Our TATs of shortlisting, selection, offered candidates to the shared profiles has always been exceling in the industry. Our inhouse training, internal process and systems, ownership and accountability of team and their ongoing desire to excel in the same for betterment at all three interfaces of candidate, consultant and client has been our biggest weapon till date,”
she smiles as she speaks.
The 3P's(People,Process,& Policy)for Effective Hiring
Best known for the ability to understand and bridge the gap between candidate abilities and corporate needs thereby becoming instrumental in changing talented individuals into human assets, SnapSeaarch is the first choice for any niche hiring and for Executive Search Services irrespective of the industry or sector. Backed with immense understanding in corporate roles, senior leadership hiring, they have introduced Retainer Search - A most holistic perspective on the talents- identification of Competencies, Skills, and Behaviour such as Decision quality, strategic mindset, global perspective, business insight, risk taking etc. The performance profile of candidate is created and documented by hiring team with critical experiences required for the role which enables us to have an evidence-based assessment process. Support services like reference check, documentation gathering and validation, reference check, travel & accommodation arrangements for interviews has made SnapSeaarch team favorable at client's desk.
SnapSeaarch follows very stringent review process. Any new client/industry/profile is first taken on floor by senior team where they try getting three best profile by unorganic method/by head hunting. Traditional Job boards are explored at last as reference and awareness in the market. Quicker delivery time needs resources in terms of technology and manpower which means higher operating cost and less margin for company.
“We always try to balance & trade off our margins not by charging less but by allocating highest possible resources for every client we serve,”
Snapseaarch Is The First Choice For Any Niche Hiring And For Executive Search Services Irrespective Of The Industry Or Sector
The company follows the principle of 3*3*3. Here, they shortlist minimum 3 candidates by minimum 3 different TA stages of screening at 3 different time / environment. All the relevant facts and credentials are verified thrice before sharing it to HR to ensure zero tolerance in terms of facts & credentials shared by the candidates, fitment for the profile. This process has helped them to achieve best the industry sourcing to short listing to joining ratio.
Sustained Clients Relationships - The Key to Success!
They say nothing worth having comes easy. Discovering and embracing this ultimate truth, team Snap Seaarch has crossed miles to taste success. But this was never easy. What they are today is the result of the team efforts of a great team which they have built up in all those years and here the unconditional support from their clients deserve special mention.
Ashika takes immense pride in the strong and sustained relationships that the team has developed with the clients. She believes, “This can be entirely accounted to the faith and trust that the clients have shown in our product - that's our well sourced and deeply screened candidates.” "There are instances where it has been 7 years back and we are working with the same client still. That's how our client association has always been,"
Quality comes with cost. Manpower is the raw Material for recruitment industry and quality manpower comes with continuous training and value addition to the employees. Team Snap Seaarch firmly believes in nurturing the talent and make them industry ready. This calls for a lot of patience and resources.
“At SnapSeaarch, we monitor quality over the quantity. Client feedback with each position closed is taken very seriously. Here, recruitment is a science and handled with utmost care,”
Ashika Dhokai, Founder
SnapSeaarch (formerly known as PharmaHood Consultants) in the year 2004 and has successfully grown the organisation in this decade’s time. A (Marketing) grad, Ashika comes with a rich experience of over a decade in the Healthcare industry, having worked with companies such as Alembic, Zydus Cadila, and Modi Mundi Pharma. She leveraged on this expertise coupled with her passion for Manpower Hiring Services to the Healthcare market, which later aspired her to start SnapSeaarch. She founded SnapSeaarch with a view to cater to the Leadership hiring needs of the Healthcare industry. Eventually, over these 14 years Ashika has grown SnapSeaarch from a mere Healthcare Recruitment Vendor to a Recruitment Services Partner across 17 different verticals. Today Snap Seaarch caters to a variety of services including Executive Niche Hiring, Leadership Hiring, Expat Hiring in IT & non-IT sectors .
She has been a strong pillar and the backbone for the organisation, mentoring and guiding the team at every stage of this growth. She herself is involved with each client account and has been running the show with “Customer Satisfaction as the key focus of service delivery. A testimonial to this has been the fact that 71percent of our current business today comes from our repeat clients,” says Ashika.
SnapSeaarch aims to forge strong, sustained relationships with their clients by creating value for them. And, most important of all, the company's success is defined by the core element of trust which is shown to their clients, repeatedly. Thus, reinforcing a strong faith in Snap Seaarch's high-quality services.
SnapSeaarch envisages to carry forward the legacy of Pharmahood Consultants, which encompass Speed and Quality as its prime factors. Growing multi-folds, to harness the success of their leadership and lateral hiring model to other services as an extended arm of HR, SnapSeaarch commits to retain their position amongst the Top 3 Preferred recruitment business partners for their long-standing clients and will strive for trustworthy association with the new business relationships.
Product Innovations and Extensions!!!
IT hiring from Bengaluru office - Specialized in Niche hiring and introducing stringent process of NON
IT hiring in IT recruitments bagged us exclusive assignments early in the business.
Retainer Search from Mumbai Office
Executive Search services from flagship branch at Ahmedabad.
Industry Mapping across levels for competitor information
Risk Attrition Management
Diversity Engagement and hiring models
RPO solutions optimising HR
functions as an external HR partner