Hirexa: High Quality Recruitment Solutions to Global Corporations Worldwide

Mohammed Zakir,DirectorProjects and programs are the core of any organization’s strategic initiatives - they are how change happens. Having the talent to implement those initiatives successfully is the critical capability that gives organizations a competitive advantage to navigate through necessary change. Excellence in managing the talent is a key to unlocking that capability. In a nutshell, Talent Acquisition & Management is always the most sought-after functional area in the industry, given that the talent war remains a constant phenomenon in the global landscape in spite the VUCA world. Idealizing this is team Hirexa, a Europe based recruitment startup that aims to make recruitments at a higher level efficient, accurate and ensure a seamless integration of the new recruit in the customer organizational culture.

Backed by a highly experienced team, with a collective 50 years of Industry Expertise, recruiting Technology/Senior/Leadership roles, Hirexa was born out of trust quotient between each of the founding promoters and the complementary skills each of them brings to the table. The name Hirexa, in fact, was christened reflecting their confidence factor of winning, with the idea of launching an International Talent Acquisition firm. The combination of two words Hire plus Rex (a Latin name for kings) reflects that they will be the King of Hiring.

Over the years, Hirexa is believed to add significant value to the market being a differentiator to both customers and candidates through their in-depth knowledge and expertise gained from their past corporate experience. Today, the company is making inroads in the industry through their strong expertise in identifying talent to match the customer needs, especially in International markets in UK, Europe and in India.

Throwing light on their inception, Mahesh Jain, Director, Hirexa, speaks, “We chose to play the complex markets to start with to showcase our capabilities, hence we launched our services in India along with European markets. We have been servicing successfully some of the most challenging talent hunts for global customers in European countries like United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, and Poland. Our foray into RPO space working with clients as their extended partner to fulfill demands for their customer based projects or large programs where there is a challenge to find talent or spike. We want to make our presence felt in this area, be it lateral recruitment of experienced talent / or bringing in expat talent through our International Mobility practice into European markets”.

Enabling Success
A startup with a global vision to impart quality services to both employer and employee with enhanced recruitment methodology, created for success in the current economic scenario (locally and globally), Hirexa lives up to its tagline – “We enable your success”. The company applies the best of the industry practices to ensure optimal benefit and value in the process for both clients and candidates.

Working from home, then moving into shared workspaces, nurturing and grooming young graduates into full-fledged recruitment professionals handling the process of sourcing, screening and interacting with customer Talent Acquisition Lead, the company’s progress has been incremental over the years.“The successful execution of the first set of recruitment process outsourcing projects for our clients brought in a lot of confidence for us to sell the successful fulfilments we did in India, Hong Kong and Europe leading us to win more opportunities in other countries
like United Kingdom and across Europe,” mentions Kingsly Stephen, Director.

He further speaks,“Our associates do take the pride in working with us as the foundation of the firm is on the footing of coaching and mentoring of the young recruiting practitioners. Career progression with Hirexa is global, with opportunities for our associates to travel and work in our international locations.

Hirexa offers services to its clients in the Healthcare, IT & Software, Telecom, Mass Media & Entertainment, Banking & Finance, Auto/Engineering, Retail, Insurance. Deeming Human Capital services as the flagship offering, the company caters its services across India, UK and Europe

When it comes to providing quality services, team Hirexa ensures complete transparency in the entire lifecycle of the recruitment process to enable a candidate’s successful career transition. They continuously keep in touch through all mediums to bring back opportunities commensurate to their expectations. “Clients come back to us repeatedly as we truly live up to the expectations in adding value to their process, working closely as a partner and their extended teams,” he adds.

Kingsly Stephen, Director

Accuracy,Compatibility and Quality
As a strategic partner for cost optimized RPO model, Hirexa offers services to its clients in the healthcare, IT & software, telecom, mass media & entertainment, banking & finance, auto/engineering, retail, insurance. Deeming Human Capital Services as the flagship offering, the company caters its services across India, UK, and Europe markets. Under this, all the other Services roll up such as RPO Solutions, Technical panel on demand, talent market research & analysis and International Mobility practice.

Mohammed Zakir, Director of Hirexa highlights that they are one of the few player's offering International Mobility practice from India to the European markets, with countries like Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and Poland. The company has launched this practice of processing highly skilled migration visas for Indian nationals to facilitate faster, hassle-free candidate recruitment for organizations.

Mahesh Jain, CEO& Director

“Our International Mobility practice is expanding and providing fantastic International career opportunities for top software professionals across European countries. This service offering has broken the conventional thinking of our clients that it is challenging to get talent into European countries from non- EU nations. Even though the operational aspect of execution is cumbersome in this model, we have been fulfilling client demands between 4 to 6 weeks’ timeline across all technology stacks, with significant cost arbitrage for customers and lucrative job offers for candidates. Apart from this, candidates get to engage in the best of the technologies for complex development projects,”

The Development Plans to Accelerate Business
From ground zero to 45 team members, Hirexa has undoubtedly topped the charts of being a successful startup. Further, the company is looking to double the capacity before
the end of 2018. With a client base of more than 20 spread across India and Europe, Hirexa has set its footprint in more than 8 countries across Europe. Fortunate enough, the team has received constant support from the industry and is on discussions to bring in strategic investors to meet their goals and vision.


Hirexa is all set to expand its global footprint with plans to add its local base across European countries. Hirexa is looking to diversify into platform based proprietary recruitment model using cutting edge technology which can enable service customer’s more effectively. If the plans are on track, Hirexa should put its footprint in one of the largest talent markets such as North America and APAC in the coming 1 to 2 years.

Key Management
Mahesh Jain
Mahesh is a veteran with 20+ years in the Recruitment and Talent Management Industry. He has worked with HCL Technologies as Senior Director – Talent Acquisition heading their global geographies in leadership roles in Talent Acquisition / Human Resources / Talent Supply Chain. Mahesh has also worked with Collabera, IGATE, DSQ Software Videocon International Ltd, and Hindustan Motors

Kingsly Stephen
Kingsly is the Co-founder and Director of the company and comes with strong Recruitment Delivery and Operations capabilities, volume and niche hiring, specializing in IT. He is a seasoned professional with 18 + years of industry experience, having worked with HCL Technologies, iGate, Protechsoft Solutions and Pentafour Software.

Mohammed Zakir
Zakir is the Director for Europe business, comes with rich experience in IT Consulting, having worked with HCL and Siemens in delivery/consulting assignments. His Nine years stint as CEO of B2B Technologies,a boutique Staffing firm in UK,carved out a niche capability of building a deep expertise of European market. He is responsible for Business Operations for the European business, based out of London

Case Study
International RPO Overview:
1.One of the top IT service providers wanted to ramp up its Budapest, Hungary Development Centre with Software professionals with multiple language composition such as German, Dutch and Swedish language to build a strategic pool of 30 plus resources to meet their various customer project needs

2. One of our Financial Services customer was looking to ramp up 50 plus top notch Developers across all Digital stack through International Mobility, to be placed for long term projects in Amsterdam, Netherlands

A dedicated sourcing and delivery team was set up along with our client's Project Management team to have a speedy recruitment process and on boarding since the business need was on urgent basis. Hirexa executed a project hiring over a period of three months;

Hirexa owned the end to end process of sourcing, complete interview coordination, HR discussion, Immigration process, offer closure, post offer follow ups, on boarding facilitation, post on boarding feedback.

Customer Benefits:
The services offered by Hirexa resulted in:
• Increase in 85% to their client’s conversion ratio
• Reduction in billing loss by 50% per month.
• Usage of a transparent governance model including the commercials worked out for the deployed consultants enabled a win-win scenario for the client as well as the end customer of the client.