Sarla is an enterprising person who brings a clear level of trust and professionalism on every project she works on. She has an expertise in recruiting, sourcing, and executive search. For the last two decades, she has been running Pioneer management consultant pvt. Ltd. Established in 1995, the firm specializes in manufacturing segment manpower sourcing consultancy.
It has made a name for itself in Recruitment Industry with over 3+ Lakhs active candidates’ database & Experienced Recruitment Team. They are committed to provide clients the right solution for their recruitment needs, so they spend less time in recruitment & focus on their core business.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Manpower Recruitment Service
-Permanent & Contract Recruitment
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
My dream, my passion for entrepreneurship since childhood, to have Economic empowerment & Independence, propelled me to chart out my own path. Being somewhat exposed to Recruitment when actually I decided to Plunge into Entrepreneurship the obvious choice of venture which came to my mind was Recruitment Service. Another important factor which motivated me to take up this Venture was the high level Learning, Developing & Networking possibilities that becomes an inherent part of the process
What is your life mantra?
Know your Inner self, Your Strength, Live in Alignment with your Passion & Purpose with Highest Conduct, Integrity & Values. Be Honest & Compassionate, Keep Learning, Developing, Upgrading. Be a Rebel With a Cause , Get out of your Comfort Zone , Stretch yourself to try New Things , Learn from Failure , Be open to Criticism, Never give up . Very Important – Embrace & Express gratitude
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Finding a pace that keeps the business humming without grinding down the owner is a challenge that comes early & often in the evolution of a small business. The long hours at work and the constant pressure to perform wears out even the most passionate individuals resulting in physical & mental drain.
Striking Balance between personal & professional front, managing the office, House & Children was an uphill task.
My children were at an infant stage, so was my start-up business like an infant baby, both needed constant attention throughout. Managing both fronts without letting anything fall apart had been challenging.
At personal front I used to be preoccupied with my children’s safety & security when I use to be away from home, upbringing them with highest conduct & values in life, their health & academic responsibility.
In business, it has always been challenging to manage the high pressure, competition, maintaining quality, market uncertainty, service commitment, completing the target, late work hours schedule.
How did you overcome those challenges?
It was a conscious decision to go beyond housewife life & explore entrepreneurship journey, so the hardships at Personal & Professional front have been an integral part of the whole process, which I gladly accepted without complaining.
As children grew up, business also grew up.
Each passing day I had to learn & unlearn, this helped me to evolve as a person enriching my experience in handling & balancing Family & Office better with each passing day.
Building a team – No doubt it took some time, Planning & delegation of work, getting systems automated, developing the Process & Systems.
Very Important was DECLUTTERING the unwanted & unproductive things across & creating more room for new productive things to enter.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Initially for office infrastructure expansion, took loan in joint name of husband & myself from Banks. With business growth & prosperity, this had never been a concern
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
At the entry point we believe in Hiring Character with Values. We can train people on skills but cannot make someone’s value & ethic fit in organization. No compromise on ethics & values.
Focusing on employee’s skills & operational process training, job satisfaction, room & opportunity to grow & advance with vision of career succession path, we have been able to retain & sustain the talent at our end
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Dominant ambitious aspiration with Belief in yourself, your dreams, your strength & ability.
Perseverance & Resilience – The path of ambitious journey will have failures, obstacles, distractions & stumbling blocks which you will have to deal with resilience. Resilience enables you to live a life that is based on choice. Remember to persist & to develop the courage with hard work to move on from adversity & life challenges even when everyone around, discourages you.
Be Honest to yourself, admit when you don’t know the subject matter, ask for advice & help from your mentor. Lead a journey which travels through endless learning while Accepting & Anticipating Change with Adaptability & Flexibility.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Job Portals, LinkedIn, Googleapps, Facebook
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Belief that NOTHING IS WORTH ENOUGH to give up your dreams & passion. Consistently take progressive small steps, move with hard work, planning, organizing & Cut Away Unimportant, Focus on productive work, Automate the system
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Need to religiously go for Meditation, it is must for me.
Answer in less than 50 words
Striving for success without Hard Work is like trying to Harvest where you haven’t planted – David Bly
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Procrastination, Lack of Discipline, Unethical & Shortcuts Approach
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
“Intelligence comes into being when…the mind, the heart & the body are really harmonious” — J Krishnamurti
Never Neglect Health. People spend their HEALTH gaining WEALTH & then have to spend their WEALTH to regain their HEALTH
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Business Expansions with Industry verticals, Service segment & setting up branch offices by year end 2018
Recruitment Service vertical to support SME & Start-Ups Recruitment Service Vertical to support women coming back to main stream career after their sabbatical leave
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Nothing to regret for the past life, it has been all wonderful great journeys throughout, learning in Life beyond failure & success. It has been living with learning.
Certainly, given a chance to begin again, I would Take care of my body, it is the only place, and I have to LIVE in
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Bali –Indonesia, Goa, Kerala
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“When You Write the Story of Your Life, Don’t Let Anyone Else Hold the Pen” – Harley Davidson