Gradeup Doubles Its Headcount In Second Quarter

The firm hires employees for various positions amidst the global economic downturn.

After registering significant enrollments during the ongoing quarter, Gradeup, India’s exam preparation platform, has now released its hiring figures for various positions amid the lockdown. Gradeup’s recruitment figures come across as a silver line at a time when most businesses have been laying off their staff or have paused the recruitments due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The platform has almost doubled its headcount from 330 in March to 585 employees during the Q2 2020.

The edtech platform roped in over 100 faculty members and recruited over 150 employees across the technology & sales department. The brand plans to accelerate the hiring process for other domains in the next quarter. This will also include the product division, while simultaneously scaling up onboarding for on the academic front and sales.  With training sessions also conducted through virtual platforms, Gradeup has completely digitized its hiring process.

It is noteworthy that the location-based constraints have become less of a hindrance as the nation embraced work from home as part of the ‘New Normal’. Skilled workforce, including mothers who earlier could not apply for jobs due to lack of work-life balance or having to relocate, are now actively applying for academic positions to work from the comfort of their homes. This has allowed the brand to hire some of the best talents during this period. The positive news of scaling up its workforce comes after an increased demand for online classes due to pandemic-led disruptions in the offline education sector.
According to a recent Manpower Group report, there are currently around 12,000 active openings for permanent job roles across various levels at leading Edtech companies. Besides, there are over 90,000 contractual or gig positions across Edtech firms that are ramping up operations on the back of increased demand.
Speaking on the same, Shobhit Bhatnagar, CEO & Co-Founder, Gradeup said, “The pandemic has increased the demand for online education and we have been working relentlessly to cater to the students so that they could meet all of their academic needs. We have also planned to expand the sales team to meet the burgeoning demand for online classes. The aim is to hire the experienced faculty that could make the exam preparation more effective for all stakeholders.”

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