Directi, a group of technology and web products companies, announced it will hire over 1000 additional people by the end of 2016.
Beginning the year with the strength of 1200 (after selling 4 businesses to Endurance group), the new hiring target looks to double the strength of the company.
Directi currently has seven businesses under its portfolio: Ringo, Flock, Zeta, Radix, Media.net, Skenzo and CodeChef with 5 Indian and 5 global offices.
With the new hires joining by the end of the year, Zeta is aiming at a 130 percent increase in the headcount, Ringo and Flock each are aiming 60 percent increase and, Media.net and Skenzo (Directi’s advertising business) aim to grow at over 50 percent.
With major expansion plans across all its brands, Directi aims to further build the office strength in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, and add new offices all across the country starting with Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
Bhavin Turakhia, co-founder and CEO of Directi, stated, “This is a huge milestone in history of Directi, as with this we are entering a new phase of accelerated growth and expansion. All our established businesses are already leading their categories and continue to grow in double digits YOY. “
Turakhia added, “When it comes to the strategic priorities of our new businesses: Zeta, Flock and Ringo, we are optimally investing to hire best resources from the industry.”
The new hires will be seated across Directi’s existing and new offices, with a majority of candidates placed in Mumbai and Bangalore; an addition of about 500 and 300 employees, respectively.
Among the other cities, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad and Chennai would recruit about 50 employees each; whereas Ahmedabad, Kolkata, around 35 each. Globally, a few of them would also join Directi’s offices in US and Dubai. The profiles of the candidates would be a mix of Software developers, B-school students, Graduates and Design students.
The company started its hiring process early this year and already hired around 400 people from the targeted 1000, said Ameya Ayachit, head of Talent Acquisition, Directi. Of the total, roughly 400 people will be hired through campus recruitment drives and 600 through lateral hiring, he added.