Sunday, August 24, 2008

Shailja Dutt

"I often draw inspiration from Lance Armstrong who used to say, 'Pain is temporary, but quitting is for ever.' As a business, there are a lot of challenges. So with being a working mother. Whenever I have faced crises in both my professional and personal life, this quote helps me come back on track. Many CEOs seem to think similarly, and find a way out of the pain by not quitting. However, the same cannot be said of the current generation."
Shailja Dutt, Founder and Managing Director, Stellar Search and Selection

August 24, 12.30 pm

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1 comment:

Murali said...


Founded in 1998, Stellar is not the first executive search firm in India but since its inception, it has achieved a growing reputation for success in difficult or sensitive searches.
Stellar has been built on the fundamental idea of:
1. Providing solutions specifically designed to service senior management recruitment needs critical to management success.
2. Spirit of Partnership with clients based on teamwork, collaboration and trust.

Within a span of 10 years, Stellar has successfully conducted over 1000 top management searches across diverse industries, areas of functional expertise and of course geographical locations. We in turn have developed an excellent understanding of the detailed working of Industries and corporate and have been exposed to some of the key ‘human capital’ related issues that management faces on the eve of the new millennium.


Our primary business is Executive Search.

Unlike selection, search doesn’t depend on advertisement to attract candidates or a database to reveal candidates who have applied for other jobs. The search process usually throws up candidates who are happy where they are, doing well and not actively looking for a change.

Moreover the hiring specifications for these jobs are very specific in their nature and would need a precise skill base and exposure and therefore we would carry out the search in a carefully selected set of organizations where the candidates are likely to be in similar function.

We identify potential candidates, approach them directly, and interview them, aligning the opportunity with each candidate’s need. We then present candidates who best fit the profile and would be interested in a possible career move.

We normally assist in the first interview and we help with subsequent negotiations and logistics. We help, wherever required, in negotiations the offer and during the integration period facilitate the successful candidate’s entry into the company.

We have recruited several critical senior management positions for some of the world's best-known organizations here in India. Our clients include

Nike ICICI Prudential
Adidas Baxter
Bharat Shell Shell Global
Becton Dickinson Bausch and Lomb
Birla Sun Life Johnson & Johnson
Beckman Coulter Novartis
Edward Life Science Gillette
GE John Deere

In the last couple of years we have shifted our focus of recruitment to the Indian business houses and technology start–ups and have conducted several sensitive searches for organizations going through the throes of change, which includes

Tata Industries
(TELCO, Tata Autocomp etc) Essar Industries,
Reliance Group Aditya Vikram Birla Group,
Mahindra & Mahindra ITC Limited
Maruti Udyog Limited

For some of these organizations, we have conducted global searches and have looked at ex- patriate Indians across the globe.
We are now present in Kolkata, Bangalore and Dubai and also planning to mark presence in China.

Manika Mittal

Associate Executive

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