Axis Bank is planning to hire nearly 1,000 new employees under its new hiring initiative 'Gig-a-Opportunities', a model devised to attract skilled talent that can work with the bank remotely, from anywhere in the country, according to a company official.
The hiring model comprises two working patterns, first is full-time permanent job and the second is based on the duration of a project.
"Our idea is that Gig would be large (regular) jobs. “We wanted to make it as effective as a normal job would have been for anyone both in terms of being content with the job or what people learn from their jobs...over the next one year, we will add 800-1,000 people working through this model and that is the minimum I am saying," Rajesh Dahiya, Executive Director (Corporate Centre), Axis Bank, as told to PTI.
Earlier, the mindset was that for working, you have to come to the office, but now this work from home concept has changed many things, he said.
Stating that people were hesitant in the first place about working from home, Dahiya said but now they have got used to it and this is proving to be very productive and also very efficient.He further said the bank will look for good talent, including young people, experienced mid-level professionals and women, from across the country.
Rajkamal Vempati, EVP& Head – HR, Axis Bank, said, “As a culture, Axis Bank has always believed in remaining agile and our hiring approach over the years has reflected the change in times. Embracing GIG-A is yet another way to showcase our bank’s adaptability to modern times - we recognize that static criteria like qualifications or degrees can no longer be the calling card for hiring and that the pivot will be on creating associations based on skills. We are quietly confident that this will be a path-breaking initiative in the industry whereby skilled workforce, across geographies, will find employment opportunities.”
'Gig-a-Opportunities' typically will have full-time permanent jobs and also project specific jobs with a fixed term that can finish in 8 months or a year, he added.
The bank has put up many job roles under this initiative on their website and under each head the back will hire many people. Just in the 3-4 days of opening this platform, the bank has received more than 3,000 CVs from all over India.
The first batch from 'Gig-a-Opportunities' is expected to be enrolled from October 1 or 2 and hence onwards it will become an ongoing process.