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Our mission at People Impact is to…

Be a committed team that transforms lives through meaningful connections and our 5 ‘Es’ philosophy- Empower, Economise, Energise, Expertise & Excellence


Our vision at People Impact is to…

Be a trusted people partner to businesses and a reliable career partner to candidates.
Chaitra Rao

Chaitra Rao

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle

Chaitra is an accomplished, knowledgeable and hands-on professional with over 22 years of rich experience in Executive Search and Selection Services. A seasoned and extremely well connected member of the talent acquisition community, she carries extensive experience of working directly with Business and HR leaders at Fortune 50 MNCs, globally renowned organisations & startups.

She has extensive experience working with companies that are in product development, captives (GICs) and startups across technology platforms, domains, and geographies. What stands out is her strong connection with organizations and potential candidates and the perfect alignment that she brings them to. She strongly believes that people are by far an organization's biggest asset and it should be every candidate’s responsibility to invest and consciously steer their career in the most efficient manner to meet professional aspirations.

She specialises in both IT and Non-IT mandates. Chaitra has personally executed several cross-border leadership mandates and is extremely adept at executing the entire spectrum of hiring. Her strengths are developing strong and deep networks, career advisory, and effective client and candidate engagement. She remains a hands-on recruiter with novel sourcing expertise and has successfully trained over 1800 recruiters.

Chaitra has worked with over 200+ companies and placed several hundred candidates in their dream roles. Many of her hires are CXOs in global Fortune companies today. She is a champion of industry best practices and an advocate of independence for women. She addresses various professional & student communities on topics ranging from career guidance & counselling, second careers, diverse career opportunities and interviewing skills & personality development.

People Impact is built on support and guidance from distinguished people who have guided Chaitra every step of her way to this day. Prakash Kewalramani (MD, Impact HR Services, Mumbai), Col (Retd) - Sridharan V,  Srini V Vasan (CEO, Pawgo), and the Gulab Gang of Merrin, Jaya, Anu, Poornima, Sushmita (Bangalore) have all played a vital role and remain Chaitra’s and People Impact’s well-wishers.


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Vibha Chandrashekhar - Senior Specialist, Strategic Recruitment
I am glad that People Impact gives opportunities to women who want to learn and contribute in helping people find the right jobs, and organisations find the right people. I am happy to be a part of this wonderful team. I am sure we have a long way to go in impacting people we meet. People Impact has made a lot of difference in my life.
Vibha ChandrashekharSenior Specialist, Strategic Recruitment
Priyadarshini Shridhar - Specialist, Strategic Recruitment
I sincerely thank the People Impact team for giving me an opportunity and nurturing me in finding my feet in the role. The People Impact team is an inspiration purely because of how every team member is taken care of. I am thankful to be part of the PI family.
Priyadarshini ShridharSpecialist, Strategic Recruitment
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