Girish Nair: Creating a New Era of Enriched HR Services through Outsourcing


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The HR industry has experienced dramatic changes in its roles and responsibilities in shaping the organizations in the last couple of years. The role of a HR professional has evolved from administrative, mundane work to more strategic and business-driven processes. In such a scenario, HR Outsourcing has gained popularity as it handles the HR issues in a company in an effective manner and helps organizations focus on their core business.

With over two decades of HR experience, Founder and CEO, Girish Nair is one of the leading forces behind PACE Global HR Consulting Services. He believes that HR outsourcing has the potential to streamline significant HR activities such as compliance, payroll, and employee administration. Over the years, this industry has undergone a dramatic shift leading to newer dimensions in the field. He has observed that hiring is now based on talent and skills. Companies started outsourcing their HR operations and its delivery through HR Shared Services. HR analytics is also being adopted by many organizations. There has also been a surge of gigs economy.

Girish’s Entrepreneurial Journey

As a multi-faceted leader with vast experience, Girish has been directly involved in the creation and implementation of various HR strategies and policies for organizations, both globally and pan-India. He started his career by serving in the Indian Army as a short-service commissioned officer. After leaving the army in 1995, he moved through numerous key roles such as General Manager-Human Resources (Satyam Computers now Tech Mahindra), Sr. Vice President Global Human Resources (Aztec soft now Mind tree Consulting)), and Corporate Vice President & Head HR (Aircel).

This versatile leader believes that his leadership acumen, combined with his credentials and certifications, encapsulates virtually every business imperative of the organization-people-process-technology nexus associated with running and managing a global business delivery outfit. As a result, he has been building, shaping, and providing innovative HR strategies to multiple organizations.

Girish has an MBA with a specialization in HR and is also a graduate in Law. He has a variety of HR certifications and has also earned an Executive Education Program accreditation from the Harvard Business School. He is also a guest lecturer in various Management schools and has been on the panel of various HR forums.

A Global Business with Global Talent

Specializing in People (P), Acquisition (A), Culture Building(C), and Talent Engagement (E), PACE is an innovative HR consulting firm providing end-to-end HR solutions. The company’s mission is to partner with its customers to facilitate them to be a ‘Preferred Employer of choice’. To achieve this, PACE provides customized solutions for every client covering the entire HR lifecycle. These streamlined processes are integrated with a talent acquisition strategy, global recruiting resources, competency-based methodologies, and a flexible service delivery model thereby enabling clients to identify, attract, and retain talents.  It also helps companies optimize each employee’s ability to promote business growth and in the process align the HR strategy with the organizational strategy. More importantly, PACE assists companies in effectively managing the ever-evolving complexities in the HR domain thereby utilizing their own resources in the best possible way. To further enhance their clients’ business growth, PACE has partnered with prominent corporations across various industry verticals.

Unique Approach for Delivering Innovative HR Services

PACE’s primary business revolves around HR on an outsourced model.  Hence it offers complete and comprehensive HR services to the client. These services include HR outsourcing, HR consulting, People Acquisition, Learning & Culture, E-HRMIS, Legal consulting, Outbound Training, LMS & Online Assessment, and CHRO Services. As a growth partner, PACE helps organizations drive innovation by implementing the unique model called ACE (Accelerate, Capable and Enduring). This model helps in sustaining performance & productivity in the organizations. Based on experiential learning and global benchmarks Girish and his team have defined a creative and unique growth model. They map their client organizations into this model to assess their current maturity levels in each and every HR  process.

Talented Team, Constructive Culture

The PACE team plays a vital role in the organization’s growth and success in the industry. Girish has created a culture where every member is responsible for their assigned tasks and accountable for their deliverables. The work environment of PACE is conducive to learning, transparent, and team-oriented. All the employees hail from different domains and industry verticals which allow them to bring in innovative HR approaches and tackle every issue. As a result of this, they can understand the clients’ requirements and ideas better. “Our code of business ethics believes in working together in close collaboration with our customers, business partners, and associate communities. We believe in a relationship based on integrity, fairness, and a mutual win-win,” says founder Girish.

PACE prides itself on maintaining a talented and highly competent workforce.  For the year 2020, the company aims at becoming one of the most preferred HR Outsourcing Partners.

The Changing Role of HR Leaders

Every leader faces a mountain of challenges while establishing and running their business. Like any other role, the HR leader’s role and its nuances keep changing in line with business dynamics but the ultimate aim of the HR leader is to create an effective functional workforce and a healthy organization. Being an endeavoring strategic HR professional, Girish believes the role of HR in developing and driving strategic growth is as important as technology or business leadership. In the current scenario with increased competition, better awareness among individuals, higher expectations, and advanced technology the role of the HR leader has become quite challenging.

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