The concept of super specialization in recruitment occurred to me back in 2010 while observing the hiring trends in the UK. When I returned to India, I realized that there was hardly any search firm then that offered a hyper specialized recruiting solution, nor did the concept of specialization resonate with my peers in the industry.
During this period, I saw an unprecedented boom in the Indian tech industry. Along with this boom came analytics, which proved to be a game changer for enterprises in diverse industries.That’s when I became confident that analytics and data science were here to stay.And this realization soon led to the inception of Rinalytics Advisors.
Rinalytics was my first bootstrapped brainchild.Though I had no financial backing, I was utterly determined to make a mark in the recruitment industry. So, I ended up spending most of my earnings to bear the cost of my first employee. However, every risk seemed worth taking upon achieving our first financial year topline.
Cut to the present times, Rinalytics has made numerous senior appointments in the analytics and data science space and is very well-placed to advise entrepreneurs, startup founders, and business heads on strategic talent hiring. I am happy to see that the company’s YoY performance has been improving tremendously, and it is well on the verge of becoming a million-dollar organization this year. Big data and analytics have thus changed my life for the better and given me a path. That said, it is important to remember that in the end, big data doesn’t make the decisions but leaders do.
In the past, I have run errands for small stores as a store boy and taken up security guard jobs. I have done many part-time jobs while completing my graduation. This was way before I started my journey in recruitment, and many a time, I wished I were self-managed. Though things are much better now in that front, I still have that constant thirst for success. I think there is a lot more to achieve.
“Dreams are not what you see in sleep; they are the things that do not let you sleep.”I firmly believe in this quote by Dr. Abdul Kalam. Such inspirational people drove my lifestyle and entrepreneurial inspirations.Sir Richard Branson’s ‘Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life’ was a reading that changed my life. Moreover, James Caan’s entrepreneurial journey and our own Bootstrapped Buddhist Sridhar Vembu’s vision have always influenced me personally and professionally.
My advice to the young analytics professionals is that acquiring a set of qualifications or certifications may not be enough for securing that dream job. It’s continual rescaling and up-scaling of technical skills and credentials that will lead you to gain a significant position and move up the ladder.
I would also remind budding entrepreneurs about the significance of philanthropy. As James Caan rightly said, “Philanthropy is extremely important not just in life but also in business.” It’s important for every entrepreneur to have the social responsibility to add value to the ecosystem that sustains him or her. At some point in my life, I surely hope to set up a foundation for a cause that makes a difference to our society.
Meet Narasimhalu Senthil: Recruitment Evangelist, Entrepreneur, and Family Man.
Narasimhalu is also a speaker at Cypher 2017, Analytics & Data Science India Summit-the largest Analytics Summit in India conducted by Analytics India Magazine India Magazine.