FarEye expands workforce by over 12% during lockdown

The Company relied on remote hiring to take on new joinees, who were then onboarded virtually.


FarEye, the logistics SaaS platform for predictive visibility, has expanded its team by more than 12 per cent, by hiring remotely during the lockdown. The hiring was done to meet the spike in usage of the FarEye platform for delivery of essential goods amid the lockdown that followed the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not only has the Company — that enables efficient movement of goods for B2B and B2C segments — managed to sustain its existing staff during these difficult times, it has also honoured its job offers. It hired new people across departments, such as technology, support and business, taking its workforce strength to over 400.

FarEye launched its new virtual onboarding process (VoP), which included post-offer follow-ups, continuous engagement with the new joinees by sharing content about the Company, and warm-up calls by the managers. The onboarding communication for the selected candidates was also customised.

Special organisation overview videos ensured that the candidates stayed connected and also got a fair idea of the work culture. The Buddy programme assigned a buddy to the new joinees for the necessary h and-holding.

A thorough induction was carried out over a period of two to three weeks with regular monitoring and feedback. In addition, various departments have been conducting regular online training for new employees to upgrade their skill sets. An online engaging, learning, and development tool has also been built to keep engagement levels high.

The new joinees have appreciated the seamless virtual onboarding experience. They have also found the training modules to be informative, methodical, effective and value-oriented. Most importantly, the new joinees are glad that they experienced hassle-free onboarding amidst such uncertain times.

Kushal Nahata, CEO & Co-founder, FarEye, has stated that the Company is focussing on recruiting niche talent who will be an asset to the emerging needs of the business. “With a strengthened team, we are gearing up to meet our objective of turning any crisis into opportunity and bringing positive business outcomes for companies associated with us,” added Nahata.

Pankaj Kankar, COO, FarEye, pointed out that the Company has been ensuring the safety and well being of its employees. “The virtual onboarding process for all new joinees is a by-product of this,” he said.

FarEye intends to ensure a safe work environment once economic activities resume full throttle.

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