Zomato starts ‘Talent Directory’ to help its laid off employees find new job
Zomato has created a Zomato Talent Directory for employers to access employee profiles listed on its forum.
Food delivery platform Zomato which earlier laid off 520 employees or 13% of its workforce in its huge retrenchment exercise owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, has created a Zomato Talent Directory for employers to access the varied employee profiles listed on its forum.
In his tweet on Saturday, Zomato’s founder & CEO Deepinder Goyal requested all organisations hiring to review the directory. Goyal said that Zomato had been built by some of the most passionate people. “We are deeply grateful to have had these folks as part of our journey. And we assure you, you will be too. If you need a more curated/filtered list, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org,” Goyal added in his tweet.
Zomato has been built by some of the most passionate people, who have brought us closer to our vision every day. A… https://t.co/X3b0An6uet— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) 1590813552000
The directory lists out some of the ‘incredible people’ that have helped build Zomato, ranging from an eclectic variety of video editors, designers, content producers, cafe managers to training leads. Each of the profiles details the strengths and job roles of the respective associate at Zomato, together with their LinkedIn account and Resume.
Besides the layoffs and salary revisions, Zomato had also announced previously that work from home, partially or fully, would be a permanent policy for the company.
Besides Zomato, other startups such as Cure.fit and Swiggy have also been involved in a similar exercise of helping out laid off staff to find suitable avenues. Spreading a word across the hiring network, building up resumes, offering counselling sessions have been some of the efforts initiated by startups to offer a helping hand to those who have found themselves out of work during this period.
Earlier this month, Airbnb chief executive Brian Chesky also launched an ‘alumni talent directory’ which consisted of profiles, resumes, and work samples of 1900 employees the firm had to let go off. Beth Axelrod, Airbnb’s vice president of employee experience, had said that the directory has been viewed 350,000 times and a significant interest is being witnessed from tech giants, smaller startups, and non-tech firms.
Ride-hailing giant Uber, which had sacked 600 employees in India and more than 3000 employees globally, had developed a website for its drivers to find new jobs within Uber or other companies, including directing drivers to Amazon in the US.
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