Future A4: The Unstoppable Force in the Indian Lateral Hiring Realm

Jay Menon,  Founder

Jay Menon


In today's fiercely competitive business scenario, hiring suitable candidates for even the minutest job roles has become a serious norm, as this will be the deciding factor for the companies to be successful. However, changing employee mindset, increasing attrition, new technologies coming-out each day, and increased costs involved in the employee retention process have posed serious challenges for the recruitment process. As a result, companies are heavily relying on lateral hiring to fulfill the niche roles and stay abreast of the latest tech trends. Eyeing this massive opportunity, a multitude of lateral hiring companies are mushrooming every day, each offering tailor made lateral hiring services to cater to clients' every requirements.

Standing tall among the crowd is Future A4, with a tagline 'Unlocking Possibilities', a Chennai based boutique recruitment search firm, specialized in sourcing candidates for digital stack, data engineering, cloud and analytics roles across BFSI, Manufacturing, Telecom and Semiconductor industries across India. Focusing exclusively on a few domains and technologies, the company's recruiters understand each customer's requirements carefully and suggest prospective candidates suitable for that particular role.

"Over a period of time, we have created a good database of candidates who can be
networked with and tapped. We maintain a very high percentage of profile fitments to any mandate given by our clients. Currently, we are serving few of the best MNCs, top IT companies, NBFCs and startups across India", says Jay Menon, Founder, FutureA4. Jay has over three decades of industry experience and has held management positions across various multinational companies in India.

Client-centric Services
FutureA4 only sources candidates for full time and is not engaged in staffing or bulk hiring. The company boasts of having a very high success rate in executive search and identifying candidates with niche skills. Additionally, it also helps its clients across market research, employer branding and end-to-end talent acquisition areas. Following a stringent process cycle, FutureA4 carefully monitors the mandate given by each client as well as the candidate selected for a position. This way, it keeps its clients updated on the progress on a real time basis. "We encourage all our clients to review weekly dashboards, and this has helped many of them to understand the challenges being faced during talent acquisition such as high rejection during initial assessment, unfavorable response to a job location/role, interview rejections, and many others", explains Jay.

FutureA4 boasts of having a very high success rate in executive search and identifying candidates with niche skills

Social Inclusivity
All of FutureA4's employees are highly qualified Engineers or Management Graduates working from different locations across the country. The company carefully selects its employees regardless of being a housewife, fresher, or someone who has taken a break in their career and trains them to be efficient recruiters, thus offering them an interesting as well as an exciting job at the comfort of their homes. Through this, FutureA4 is contributing towards Social Inclusivity.

Speaking of the future roadmap of FutureA4, the founder says. "Many MNCs and big companies are involved in the staffing & recruitment business, and it is a very competitive market for search consultants. At the same time, almost all companies struggle to identify prospective employees who fit the bill. We are trying to take advantage of the demand supply gap in certain technology areas and maintain our reputation by delivering quality services, while simultaneously maintaining high levels of integrity and transparency in the whole process.