Private lender Axis Bank is most likely to recruit around 1,000 new employees under its new employment initiative titled ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’, a special initiative devised to attract skilled professionals that can work with the lender remotely, from anywhere in the country, according to a media report.
The hiring drive involves two working patterns, first is full-time permanent association 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,” said Rajesh Dahiya, Executive Director (Corporate Centre), Axis Bank, to PTI.
Dahiya also said that, earlier people were hesitant to come to office to work but now the work from home model has changed several things.
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’ will typically include full-time permanent jobs and also project specific jobs with a fixed term that can be completed in 8 months or a year, he added.
The bank has included several roles under this initiative on its website. Within just 3-4 days of the announcement, the bank has already received more than 3,000 CVs from all over India.
The first batch from ‘Gig-a-Opportunities’ is most likely to begin the enrolled from October 1 or 2.