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Ethos: Meet the specialist in Talent Acquisition domain, valuing employees and their flair

Ethos “The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations”, so goes the language that defines this word. So, Ethos HR in its characteristic essence establishes the guiding beliefs or ideals that drive an enterprise of human intellect.

….This is how Ethos journey began
The story began as a group of first generation entrepreneurs aligned with the intentions and the vision of the CEO, Hardik Shukla took the stage to incubate an organization which threaded cultural values at each and every step of its existence, focusing in a direction which values human evolution, emotions and energy! Ethos – As the name suggest, reveals the character of every individual, who have faith in themselves to work in teams and frame the best of what they receive in the culture. Over time, all of them realised that trust and valuing employees is what makes a company grow in a meaningful way and ‘Ethics’ is the correct word to sum it all.

Team Ethos, has not worked towards merely creating an enterprise. The suave intentions of its architects have made it possible to work towards forming a collective human spirit and nurturing it into an endeavour where the intentions metamorphisized the receiver of services not only delivering the right solution but also making things work faster, better and in the right crux.

Like every other company, Ethos also experienced a journey of thick and thins. However, the tough people never allowed the tough times to last. As Ethos herald’s itself into the 15th year of its existence, a silent note of thanks goes to the supreme god head for being able to add a string of accomplishments. It’s said that “Good things take time to happen” and so it has come steadily and surely to them at Ethos HR in their journey of last decade and half.

Today, Ethos specializes in talent acquisition domain and organization development services across small, medium & large size corporates. Information Technology, Infrastructure, Pharmaceutical, Banking and financial services, Engineering, Power and construction are the industries in which they have netted an essence of building a strong permanent human employment in the industry. “You name the business and they have treaded into it.”

Reaching the heights
Ethos has tied up with many government projects and assignments worldwide. Hardik shares his experience by saying “We were the first consultants in Gujarat to start IT recruitment and with time, each stone we stepped focused us towards growth in an ethical way, which makes us successful and satisfied today.” Thus, began the exchange of ideas, passion, skills, and a positive energy to run the company.

With a growing network of industry connects and the team, using in-house database of more than 1 million qualified professionals, search & hunt sharpness today Ethos has established a reputation, creating more than 10,000 placements across India, US, UK, Middle East and South East Asia. With presence in more than 9 locations in 4 countries, they serve more than 1200+ customers across 8 verticals.

Carrying deep domain expertise
Ethos expertise lies in talent acquisition, HR outsourcings, business consulting and corporate learning and development. Director, Sunil Nair asserts, “We are proud to develop an organisation which deals into critical HR Processes and cater to the organisational consulting space through business process improvement, managerial outsourcing and organisational designs.” They serve talent management and key advisory needs across all corporate business functions & promote quality service delivery through their people, network of affiliates and associates in India and Overseas to enhance as well as augment the client capacities.

Celebrated for its giant database ‘TALENTNOW’ which runs on the world-class recruitment ERP, the firm has equally strived towards backward integration of talent stimulating corporate social responsibility in professionals of all-level through its SOE initiative named School of Employability.

With a cutting edge technology platform one get benefits of intelligent recruiting that delivers quality with speed in a very secure manner. Their investment in high end physical and logical security solutions ensure safety of their data. Flexibility in working style, innovative ways of celebrating success and sharing knowledge are some practices which defines Ethos in a unique way.

Identifying the right processes for being in the business is what Ethos excels at. No wonder they were among the first ones to start using Job portals in Gujarat. Maharshi claims, “Our recruiters carry out screening, evaluation, and negotiation with candidates and conduct personality profiling, aptitude testing and background checks on behalf of our clients, ensuring customer brand integrity.” A team of 75 strong hands who bring in experience of more than 1500+ man days with an average vintage of 2.5 years. With innovation at the core, every individual has become a catalyst for change with a common goal of providing sustainable business growth to their clients.

Proffering excellent work culture to Ethos folks
Pioneers in industry connect Ethos HR sets benchmark in these areas too. Crowned to be the first HR consulting company from Gujarat to sponsor Recruiting & Staffing Best in Class (RASBIC) awards with which the organization endorsed Recruitment Chapter of the World HR Congress. Client delight has always been their prized endeavour and in continuance they have extended themselves as sincerely as possible to see that it reaches higher zeniths. Ethos has also donned the cap of a key role in helping the medium and small sized companies by developing Entrepreneurs Development program, which was implemented across India.

Festivals and celebrations are celebrated with a gust of excitement and each and every employee participates with enthusiasm. The longest dance festival, Navratri is organised in-house at ethos where the family dances with energy and grace. Rangoli competition have remarkable themes. Recently, a team of employees from IT and recruitment department participated in Talent show organised by GESIA and grabbed the second runners up position.

Thus, with a box filled of happy fortunes, Ethos has been successfully filling flesh to its vision of being the catalyst of innovative change and long-term business growth for clients.


E – Eager to go beyond limits and establish benchmarks of quality services

T – Transparency promoted as the highest value in relationships with clients and associates

H – Harmony in workplace relationships and in relationships with clients and affiliates

O – Originality in client solutions through transformational processes adopted to drive business through innovations

S – Speed and swiftness in providing right solutions at the right time

“We specialize in talent acquisition domain and organization development services across small, medium & large size corporate.”

Knowing the Core Members

Hardik Shukla, CEO & Founding Director – A first generation entrepreneur, at Ethos Hardik oversees the national and international strategy, management and business development. He holds a masters degree in HR, as well as a Gold medal in PG Diploma in Labor Laws and Practices. His combined perspectives of HR, law, and services are invaluable to clients for adding new dimensions to their HR, manpower sourcing and business efforts.

Besides recruitment, Hardik leads Ethos in different other verticals like Training & Development, Recruitment Process Outsourcing and HR Strategy & Planning. His visions and values have been the driving force behind the company’s success since its inception. He continues to create innovative growth strategies and improvements to serve a global market place.

Sunil Nair, Director – An expert in people development be it motivating and developing team members, client management, or creating better strategic outlook or branding, Sunil carries close to two decades of experience in the HR field. He began his carrier at the shop floor level; he learned, excelled and worked his way up until leaving the job of the HR head for the Western Region-II of Blue Dart Express, and joining Ethos. Sunil is a commerce graduate and also holds a PG Diploma in Human Resources Management. He is also a certified trainer specialized in soft skills programs.

Prior to Blue Dart Sunil worked with Gujarat Ambuja and Anagram at various levels. His past experience in corporate organizations has helped Ethos to grow from a small company to a well known brand at the national level.