In interaction with The Daily Guardian Piyush Raj Akhouri said our mission has always been to enable organizations to match their growth with business demand. We want our clients to modernize & adopt new technologies to stay ahead of the curve, by improving employee-employer relations via trust-based-hiring, seamlessly merging the practices of contractual staffing, solutions delivery, and recruitment into a custom-fit solution.
Q: Tell us about your journey. What was your Eureka moment that led to the inception of Bridgentech?
A: Our inception goes back to 2018 when we merged our Indo-European IT delivery expertise from France, Germany, and India. All the three founders including me could easily see the gaps in remote staffing, contract hiring, and the difficulties top-tier skilled resources in India had in realizing their dreams of working with big brands in the West. And at the same time, European companies were mostly struggling in finding that needle in the haystack resource who would be the right skilled candidate, tailored to their requirements. We wanted to be the bridge between these two sides and hence the idea of Bridgentech came into being.
Over the years, we opened many offices and now have branches in India, France, the Netherlands, and Germany, and are now serving all of Western Europe, with expansion plans into North and South Americas.
We have been helping business and IT teams of organizations of all sizes to access elite global IT talent from India and other countries; uniquely merging remote staffing, IT delivery, training & recruitment processes into one customizable service adapted as per our client requirements.
Our mission has always been to enable organizations to match their growth with business demand. We want our clients to modernize & adopt new technologies to stay ahead of the curve, by improving employee-employer relations via trust-based-hiring, seamlessly merging the practices of contractual staffing, solutions delivery, and recruitment into a custom-fit solution.
Q: What are the sectors and segments that make a tick in your program?
A: Ever since the beginning, we have been catering to various kinds of organizations and sectors. Our portfolio of clients majorly consists of 4 verticals – IT, Retail, Pharma, and BFSI. We cater to 20+ clients, including multiple Fortune 500 organizations.
Q: What different aspects is Bridgentech bringing to the table that makes it stand apart from its counterparts?
A: Various features make Bridgentech different from its other counterparts. However, the prominent ones include
Ability to serve faster with better accuracy on onboarding and quality: A proprietary 5F framework helps employers get access to top IT talent, across domains into Development, Operations, Data, and evolving cognitive services
Resources from BRIDGENTECH get knowledge transfer on technology gaps and intercultural and language training as per client needs. Even the transition plans are finalized between BRIDGENTECH & the Client to minimize risks and ensure employee growth.
A unique and new-to-the-world risk-sharing pricing: BRIDGENTECH doesn’t charge its clients until the candidate is finalized. Once selected, both parties decide and agree on blended offshore rates.
Q: What are your expansion plans for the coming 3-5 years?
A: 1. We are planning to start operations in the North American and South American markets and have plans to open offices in the US as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil by the end of this year
Observing the rapid adoption and growth in the domain of cloud, we plan to focus more on cloud-based platforms like Azure, AWS, and GCP thereby creating demand for excellent developers, operations personnel, and managers
We are excited to work with large mid-size IT teams as well as focused Tech startups, with decentralized management, so that decisions can happen fast, and sync better with the dynamics of changing IT services industry. This will also help us to achieve our vision of having 250+ employees by the end of 2022
Q: How has technology paved the way for an altogether new era of HR?
A: As the reach of new technologies continues to extend and impact ubiquitously, the recruitment industry no longer remains aloof. Leading companies of the world are deploying Automation, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimize their hiring tasks to bring efficiency and streamline the process. By automating tedious and repetitive tasks and driving up the accuracy of results through AI and ML, the velocity of hiring decisions can be accelerated and their quality refined.
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the virtual shift of work, delivering digital services became a challenging task and the usage of the cloud increased extensively. Now in the coming year with Hybrid and Remote working becoming both a need and demand, the cloud will be more entrenched while more computing workloads will run on it. Cloud Solutions, especially from AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud have been seeing rapid adoption & driving innovation in Cloud, virtualization, and infrastructure maintenance space. We will also see innovation and development in cloud and data center infrastructure.