Horizontal Talent: Committed to Empowering Women in the Workforce through Mentorship & Leadership Initiatives

Divya Gunashekar,   Human Resources Director – APAC

Divya Gunashekar

Human Resources Director – APAC

In today’s dynamic business arena, where competition reigns supreme and innovation is the key to survival, companies are increasingly realizing the pivotal role played by human capital. Talent acquisition and management have emerged as critical strategies for organizations striving to stay ahead in the game. Among the trailblazers in this domain stands Horizontal Talent, a leading name in the recruitment industry. What sets Horizontal Talent apart is its innovative approach to talent acquisition, deep industry knowledge, and commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work culture. Horizontal Talent’s team integrates its expertise in talent acquisition with technology services, ensuring that both aspects work hand in hand to drive success.

Placing Skilled Professionals for Optimal Matches

Horizontal Talent takes pride in its ability to connect top talent with clients across various industries. With a team of over 40 recruiters possessing comprehensive industry knowledge, the company adopts a unique approach tailored to the specific needs of each region. By placing skilled professionals as contractors at client locations, Horizontal Talent ensures a seamless fit between talent and opportunity.

At Horizontal Talent, candidate engagement is not just a buzzword but a core principle. “Our company goes above and beyond to create a nurturing environment where every individual feels valued. By offering personalized interviews and understanding the long-term career aspirations of candidates, we ensure a mutually beneficial match between talent and opportunity”, says Divya Gunashekar, Human Resources Director – APAC at Horizontal Talent.

Furthermore, in an era where diversity and inclusion have become imperative for organizational success, Horizontal Talent leads by example. Through various programs and initiatives, the company champions diversity and empowers individuals from all backgrounds. By running outreach programs and engaging with clients on the importance of inclusivity, Horizontal Talent is driving positive change in the industry.

In today’s hyper-competitive business landscape, the significance of a committed and motivated workforce cannot be overstated. Beyond the obvious factors of productivity gains, a motivated workforce drives innovation and fosters a positive work culture. Horizontal Talent understands this well and emphasizes sustainability and long-term growth for every individual. By providing ample growth opportunities and fostering a culture of inclusivity, Horizontal Talent ensures that its workforce remains motivated and engaged.

Horizontal Talent’s hiring process is designed to be transparent, respectful, and engaging. By aligning skills and ambitions with future opportunities, the company ensures that candidates are set up for long-term success. Personalized interviews and deep industry
understanding further enhance the effectiveness of the hiring process, making it a win-win for both candidates and clients. Horizontal Talent enables organizations with an extensive range of technology services, helping them to remain spearheads in their respective industries, stay competitive, and harness innovation.

Empowering Women in the Workforce

In line with its focus on inclusion and diversity, Horizontal Talent has launched various initiatives to empower women in the workforce. WE code initiative by Horizontal Talent is one such example. WE code aims to actively bridge the gender gap in the tech industry, fostering a more diverse and inclusive workplace culture, and contributing to a more equitable representation within the industry. This initiative amplifies DEI efforts by empowering and supporting women seeking to upskill and rejoin the technology sector. The company is dedicated to breaking barriers and ensuring equal opportunities, offering mentorship programs and leadership training.

Horizontal Talent provides extensive support for women employees, including extended maternity leave and flexible work arrangements. With 40 percent of its workforce being women, the company strives for gender balance, even in leadership roles. Initiatives like the WE Code event exemplify its commitment to women’s empowerment, particularly for those returning from career breaks. Tailored support programs and dedicated spaces aid seamless reintegration into the workforce. Horizontal Talent emphasizes empowering women in mid-junior levels, fostering progression to leadership roles, and showcasing its commitment to inclusivity and gender equality in its operations.

In line with its focus on inclusion & diversity, Horizontal Talent has launched various initiatives to empower women in the workforce like the WE code (launched in February 2024)

Moreover, in an industry marked by fierce competition for talent, retaining employees and reducing attrition rates are paramount. Horizontal Talent employs multifaceted strategies to retain top talent, including competitive compensation packages, exciting incentive models, comprehensive benefits, and continued learning opportunities. By fostering an inclusive work environment and focusing on behavioral development, the company ensures that employees feel valued and motivated to grow with the organization.

Horizontal Talent is not just a recruitment agency; it is a catalyst for change in the industry. The firm takes immense pride in ideally managing staffing, recruiting services, and delivering the finest technology services. Through unique prominence in IT staffing, digital solutions, and tech consulting, the company continues to set new standards of excellence. By staying abreast of industry trends and advancements, Horizontal Talent ensures that its employees are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape. Simply put, Horizontal Talent helps the world work better. Horizontal Talent prioritizes internal talent development, promoting lateral hiring and career transitions. Encouraging exploration of diverse roles and departments fosters versatility and growth, grooming future leaders from within.

Looking forward, Horizontal Talent is dedicated to its journey of excellence, prioritizing work culture enhancement and employee benefits. Focused on wellness initiatives and diversity programs, the company invests in talent development and fosters innovation. It aims to set new workplace excellence standards. Horizontal Talent stands as an innovation and inclusivity beacon in recruitment. Through its unique approach, employee engagement commitment, and diversity emphasis, it reshapes the future of work. As organizations navigate talent complexities, they remain a trusted partner, driving success with people-centric solutions.