FarEye, a logistics software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform owned and operated by Delhi-based RoboticWares, has increased its employee base by 12% amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
The recruitment, completed remotely, was fuelled by the surge in companies using its platform to deliver essential goods, as per a statement.
The new employees have been hired across technology, support and business departments, taking the total staff strength at FarEye to over 400, it said. The virtual on-boarding process included post-offer follow-ups, continuous engagement with new joinees and warm-up calls from managers, it added.
“My virtual onboarding experience was seamless. The training modules were informative, methodical and made the overall process value-oriented. In uncertain times like these, I am happy that my joining process was hassle-free,” an employee who was hired remotely, said.
With technology changing the dynamics of the logistics space, we are focused on hiring niche talent to strengthen our offerings and cater to emerging business needs, Kushal Nahata, CEO and co-founder of FarEye, said.
“We believe that, currently, there are a lot of people who are looking for bigger and better opportunities, and we are glad to create new avenues for them as we continue to grow. With a strengthened team, we are gearing up to meet our objective of turning any crisis into opportunity and bringing positive business outcomes for companies associated with us,” he added.
The company claims it has not laid off any employee or deferred job offers.
Last month, FarEye raised $23 million in a funding round led by Microsoft’s corporate venture capital investment arm M12.
Founded by Nahata, Gautam Kumar and Gaurav Srivastava in 2013, FarEye manages delivery logistics operations, and counts companies such as DHL International, Blue Dart Express, Walmart, Hilti, Future Enterprises-owned Future Supply Chain and Amway as its clients.
The startup recently partnered with Hindustan Zinc to enable the latter to reduce dependency on manual processes, enhance logistics efficiency and mitigate risks in building a digital control tower. In August 2019, it inked a deal with Gurugram-based Zomato to allow the online food delivery company to reduce the cost of pickups and deliveries.