QuikrJobs acquires Hiree: Enters the white collar space

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The company will now foray into white-collar jobs through this acquisition.

Quikr, a leading cross-category classifieds business, has acquired Hiree, an online hiring platform focussed on white-collar jobs. Hiree, which counts the world’s largest IT companies and India’s most valued start-ups in its customer list will be merged with its jobs vertical QuikrJobs and will operate out of Quikr HQ.

QuikrJobs, which is already into the recruitment space for blue, grey collar and entry-level jobs across the country will now foray into wider recruitment offerings, covering the entire spectrum of job categories across industries.

Pranay Chulet

The combined entity will be able to connect over four million active candidates with recruiters across the country. Quikr’s enhanced product portfolio will make a larger talent pool available to recruiters for entry-level, blue-collar as well as white-collar lateral hires.

The platform offers an easy to understand role-based search for both recruiters and job-seekers across full-time, part-time, work-from-home and even work abroad options.

Talking about the move, Pranay Chulet, founder & CEO, Quikr says, “We launched QuikrJobs with an aim to bridge the gap between Bharat and India for the recruitment industry. We have created a successful business model there and it’s now time to level up. Speed is in our DNA and Hiree’s offerings aimed at shortening the recruitment cycle time is a great match with that.”

Manjunath Talwar and Abhijit Khasnis

Manjunath Talwar and Abhijit Khasnis, founders of Hiree, say, “Joining forces with Quikr allows us to double our focus on innovating in the recruitment space, for both job seekers and customers. Our customers will now gain the benefits of Hiree’s technology and Quikr’s massive scale in parallel.”

“Access to products like Video Resume on the supply side and Walk-In Management solution on the demand side will instantly boost our offerings. In a short span of time, Hiree has built a strong client base and we look forward to bringing our combined offering to our combined client base. With technology-led innovation at the core of both platforms, together we form a formidable force that plays across the entire job spectrum,” says Amit Jain, head of QuikrJobs.

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