OkCredit to double workforce by FY-22, engage freelancers, interns

Since March 2020, the digital bookkeeping company has expanded its workforce by 80%

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OkCredit, the Indian digital bookkeeping startup, is all set to double its 120-strong team over the next seven months. It is on the lookout for talent in analytics and data, online marketing, search engine optimisation (SEO), engineering and user research to accelerate business growth. It also plans to use the services of more than 50 freelancers and interns across various projects.

Even amidst the pandemic, the Company has managed to grow by 34 per cent in the last year and a half. Not only did its user base expand, but there was 15 per cent growth in terms of transactions by active users. It boasts of three times more organic registrations compared to pre-COVID times. The Company’s headcount has been going up ever since the pandemic struck. In fact, in the last year and a half, it has gone up by 80 per cent.

It follows an end-to-end digital recruitment process, where everything from search to onboarding happens seamlessly via the virtual mode.

The four-year old Company was amongst the first startups to build a SaaS product for small and micro businesses, to facilitate purchase and sale on credit. It resolves challenging issues for 60 million small and micro businesses or SMBs across India.

The Company — which has an open, participative, and vibrant culture with no strict entry/exit attendance policy — offers many engaging activities for its staff, including Zumba, open mic and meditation sessions, along with surprise rewards. During the second wave of the pandemic, the employees were allowed to take leave to whenever they required to, without any questions asked. Healthcare assistance was also offered in association with Practo.

The Bengaluru-based firm recently announced a mid-year salary boost for all its employees. It also altered its ESOP policy making it more attractive, as part of its efforts to create a culture of acknowledgment, rewards and appreciation.

Not only are employees able to grow their careers and be recognised for their hard work, but the startup also offers learning opportunities on the job, through its various L&D programmes.

Vishal Aman, chief of staff, OkCredit, reveals that the Company “appreciates diversity and different schools of thought” and is on the lookout for “people who can contribute to culture and make OkCredit a better place

“Ever since COVID struck, the focus has been not just on hiring, but also taking great care of our existing employees. Be it mental health issues, leaves or vaccinations, we have been firmly standing behind our employees to help them in every possible way,” shares Harsh Pokharna, co-founder & CEO, OkCredit.

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