Startup incubator T-Hub has announced a partnership with Freshworks to expand the cloud-based business software unicorn’s pool of talent and support its expansion plans.
To kick off this partnership, Hyderabad-based T-Hub said in a statement that it is organising Hack2Hire for Freshworks, which is a 12-hour hackathon integrated with the recruitment process. It will focus on curating the best talent with technology skills, out-of-the-box thinking, a risk-taking appetite, collaboration, and hands-on experience in dealing with real-time challenges, the statement added.
T-Hub will host Hack2Hire at its premises on 22 June, where participants will be tasked with developing applications using emerging technologies on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform.
The selected candidates who solve problems in real-time with use-cases specific to Freshworks will stand a chance of being hired by Freshworks and get placed either in Hyderabad, Chennai or Bengaluru.
“As the SaaS market is undergoing massive disruption, initiatives like Hack2Hire are instrumental in scouting strong tech talent,” said T-Hub chief executive officer Ravi Narayan.
The eligibility criteria for Hack2Hire is three to 10 years of industry experience, advanced understanding of Object Oriented Programming System (OOPS), knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle), an engineering background with sound oral and written communication skills, experience with hands-on programming, and expertise in data structures and algorithms.
"Product innovation has been a cornerstone at Freshworks, and we are always on the lookout for new ideas and talent," said Suman Gopalan, chief human resources officer at Freshworks.
This is the third Hack2Hire programme being spearheaded by T-Hub. Earlier, it partnered with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) to help hire cybersecurity talent and with pharmaceutical firm Merck to hire IoT base competency.