Started in November 2014, IIT-Powai alumnus Dinesh Goel co-founded Aasaanjobs.com with his college mates Gaurav Toshniwal and Kunal Jadhav. Today, this Mumbai-based startup is dedicated to connecting candidates with the right job opportunities in the ‘grey collared’ industry.
Back in 2013, it recognised a recurring problem in the job market. Access to a trustworthy database of candidates in the entry level and blue collar job segments was largely restricted, and the hiring process highly disorganised. This was due to a crippling unavailability of information regarding skill benchmarks as well as job requirements. It was therefore essential to create a repository of data containing information about jobs as well as candidates in this segment. Aasaanjobs was thus born as a means to address this problem.
Aasaanjobs helps employers hire quickly and reliably with its meticulously verified database of candidates with relevant skill sets.
Aasaanjobs.com has tied up with around 500 companies like Toyota, Eureka Forbes, ITM, box8, carwale.com and bewakoof.com. They find data entry operators, accountants, receptionists, delivery boys, drivers and office assistants for these companies. Once a candidate registers on the website via an app for free, the company’s team checks its 16 centres across Mumbai for a suitable job for them.
“It helps the client and the candidate. As we assess the candidate’s profile thoroughly, the client does not need to invest time into the process. The candidate also gets a clear idea about the job profile,” says Siddharth Das, head of Business Development.
He says the company’s thrust is on skill development. “We train the drivers in etiquettes and how to converse well. We believe that they should serve their clients gracefully.” The company is in touch with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) to utilise the funds allocated for skill development.
Aasaanjobs.com believes in providing end-to-end services to candidates free of cost.
More recently, the startup launched a WAP website which is less than 0.6 per cent in size as compared to the normal website. Already having launched their website in Hindi, they have initiated the process to roll out the same in Marathi, followed by mobile applications in vernacular languages (Hindi and Marathi).
Last week, a chat facility was introduced on their web site for customer support. The plan now is to further the usability of this feature by allowing all members in the ecosystem to interact with each other, with relevant permissions.