PwC to expand headcount to 10,000 in India

By siliconindia   |   Wednesday, 24 June 2009, 12:45 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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PwC to expand headcount to 10,000 in India
Bangalore: Global consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is planning to expand its headcount in India to 10,000 in the next three to four years, informed the Chairman Dennis Nally. "China, India and Vietnam are important markets for us, as the growth in such regions is very positive. We have over 6,500 employees in India, and plan to take the number to 10,000 in three to four years. We also plan to add a significant number of jobs from our sourcing strategy," said Nally. In this, the company will recruit around 3,500 people, as India has emerged as a prime market for PwC. Four percent of the global workforce of PwC is consisted by India currently. "If we don't have those type of attributes from day one, it is pretty difficult to build them down the road. So this is what we really look for in our recruits and make those judgments right upfront on day one even before those individuals are offered to join the firm," said Nally. He added that the company has brought a change in the recruitment policies, as much of the focus lies in looking for the ethics and qualities in the individual. The firm has also established an advisory board, along with the appointment of a new quality and risk leader for India.