Layam Group had its humble beginning in 2007 by veteran Mr G.S. Ramesh. He has had a remarkable journey in the industry and is regarded as the ‘Man who redefined HR as Honesty in Relationship’. His professional experience and expertise led him to start Layam Group, which he envisioned as his second innings after having worked as a senior HR Professional in leading companies across India.
As a keen observer of society and job aspirants in general, Mr G.S Ramesh realised that people with poor academic record but good life skills were unable to fulfil their career dreams. Layam Group was started with an aim to give back to society and particularly help the aforementioned individuals fulfil their dreams of working in an MNC or big corporations.
Layam Group began its journey as an HR consultancy firm on 4 April 2007 in Chennai. Started with just 4 employees, the company has grown by leaps and bounds today both in terms of employee strength, and clients. Most importantly, Layam Group has stayed true to their vision of giving back to the society by helping 15,000 candidates get a job they most genuinely deserve.
The Initiation of Layam Group
Under the leadership of Mr. G.S. Ramesh, Layam Group has emerged as a company of repute who operate on the tenets of cost, quality and productivity. As a man of deep integrity and impeccable ability, he has created an amiable atmosphere for his employees wherein exchange of ideas and thoughts are welcomed. His strong leadership attributes have not only helped his team overcome several challenges with ease but has facilitated them in surpassing the expectations of clients and candidates alike. Catalyst for growth is not just their tagline but a drive that propels them to help their clients and candidates walk on the success path.
The business model for Layam Group is quite simple; Hire, Train and Deploy by handholding the Human resource and to make them employable. The 100-member team at Layam has established a good rapport with several companies and industry stalwarts. Headquartered in Chennai, they have a firm footing across India with branch offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Gurugram and representatives in Uttarakhand and Gujarat.
A Gamut of Services with Focus on Cost, Quality and Productivity
In a short span of 15 years, Layam group has achieved a turnover of Rs.200 crores. This can be attributed to their focus on cost, quality and productivity. The company’s services range from Staffing, Talent Acquisition, Contract manufacturing, Job Contract, Learning and Development and Business Consulting. Today, they are proud to be recognised as Human Capital Value Chain provider and trusted partner for Automobile, Manufacturing, Engineering Industry and many more. Many awards and recognition have been bestowed on them, the significant ones being:
● The Group has been certified by D&B and many international entities from Europe and Asia for its works and services.
● Layam Group is an ISO 9001:2015 certified organisation.
● They are NEEM agent, NAPS TPA and accredited ASDC partner by the Government.
● The Group has won several awards like Company of the Year (manpower services) and has been adjudged as one of India's 10 most trusted HR Solution Providers.
The company’s core vision is to become the Global Institute of Leadership Excellence by being the:
● Consort and the Most reliable and trusted Management Solution Partner for Corporate Companies, Educational Institutions, Overseas and people at large
● Companion for setting up or turning around business ventures through demonstrated capabilities
● The catalyst for holistic growth and architect of change through the empowerment of people
● Creating Academy for Excellence
By staying ahead of the competition by innovating newer lines of service offerings based on the changing needs of clients, market trends and technological advancement, Layam group has been catering to a gamut of clients which includes Mahindra, Toyota, Ashok Leyland, Motherson Sumi Systems, Endurance, Tata Power, Tata Marcopolo, Hitachi, MRF, Yazaki, L&T, Muthoot, PSA, Fanuc India, Yamaha Music, Addverb Technologies, Apollo Tyres, Amara Raja, Bridgestone etc.
The Inspiring Entrepreneurial Journey
Mr G.S. Ramesh is the founder and chairman of Layam Group. He brings over 40 years of industry experience, strategic management, business insight and operations management to the table. In recent years, he has contributed to functional roles like evaluating business processes, identifying vital business challenges, and creating practical solutions with cost-effective models. Layam Group has managed to cross the 200 crore mark based on Mr Ramesh’s business acumen and analytical skills.
Before starting his entrepreneurial journey with Layam Group, he worked with the South Korean Multinational Passenger Car Manufacturer - Hyundai Motor India Limited, as Senior Vice President – HR. His contribution to building Hyundai Motors into a great player in the Hyundai global market is widely known.
Prior to joining Hyundai, he worked with the prestigious organisation ‘TATA’. Since then, he has participated in a vast expanse of human resource management, production, corporate planning, and commercial aspects in various industrial sectors such as coal, steel, specialised civil activities in thermal & hydropower projects, cement, etc.
Mr Ramesh believes that challenges are a part and parcel of daily life. In fact, his career journey started with a specific Motto of “Passion to succeed” & “Making things happen”. This maxim has held him in good stead considering the exceptionally successful career journey he has had so far.
“Head Count to Brain Count”- A pioneering concept
The concept of Head Count to Brain Count, pioneered by Mr G.S. Ramesh, is aimed at tackling the quality issues regarding clients’ staffing requirements. According to Layam Group, the brain count is the only thing that matters when filling a job. The brain count is ‘the right fit candidate’ for a specific job role. These candidates are trained by Layam Group. They undergo grooming for both skilled and unskilled job roles. As mentioned earlier, Layam Group’s focus has always been on reducing cost, scaling productivity and achieving 100 percent quality for their clients. What sets them apart is their focus on Brain count instead of Head count. They strongly believe that brain count level is diminishing at a faster pace than ever before. It’s an issue that cannot be overlooked or ignored. At Layam, they tackle this problem head-on. Since inception, they have supplied manpower with intellect, knowing that a person who is talented and capable becomes an asset to the client. This Head Count to Brain Count strategy has been a driving force for Layam Group.
When asked how the team deals with failures and what helps them recuperate, they said that their aggressive pursuit of expansion occasionally causes the team to struggle and adhere to their approach. But once they accomplish the desired result and after they realise and appreciate the objective, they rebound.
Moving forward, Layam Group is confident of taking giant strides in healthcare and IT sector too. Having left an indomitable impression on the automobile and manufacturing industry, the company is gearing up to increase their employee strength, embrace new ways of working in the digital world and cross Rs.300 crore turnover in the next 1 or 2 years. With power skills, hybrid work model and digital technology taking centre stage, Layam Group is confident of maintaining their success trajectory in the new age working environs too!