Zensar welcomes its third batch of Work from Anywhere (WFA) recruits
Press Release | 24 Dec 2020
Pune, India, December 24 , 2020: Zensar, a leading digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with organizations across industries on their digital transformation journey, announced that it has welcomed its third batch of its unique industry first model of Work from Anywhere recruits. This unique work model was introduced in the second quarter of FY21. Till date, the company has added 500 associates from across pan-India, all onboarded and connected virtually to management and extended teams.
Sandeep Kishore, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Zensar said, “We take pride in our people and this innovative, unique industry model took shape from an idea to bring in hitherto untapped avenues of talent. Turning an adverse situation into an inspiring initiative is what sets us apart in the way we nurture our people. Being a digital company, has enabled us to seamlessly adopt this disruptive model and we are committed to making it a success all the way.”
Commenting on this announcement, Vivek Ranjan, Senior Vice President and CHRO, Zensar said, “We are delighted to welcome this batch on our Work from Anywhere model. The previous two batches have been successfully integrated in the company and are on their way to a fast-track career path at Zensar. Through this novel idea, we have been able to recruit talent from across the country, opening up possibilities of new talent, new thinking and an energetic workforce. We wish them success in their journey at Zensar.”
The Work from Anywhere model has been currently introduced in India and the three batches of recruit’s hail from across cities of Indore, Jabalpur, Jammu, Vizag, Shimla, Patna, Guntur, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and many more. The new recruits are inducted via Zensar’s proprietary digital HR platform, called Talent@Zensar. This application serves as the one single platform that facilitates on-boarding, leadership connect, leave management, corporate information, company policies etc. One of the highlights of this model is that senior leaders from Zensar directly speak with the associates as well as their families. Special sessions are held for families to address their queries on this model, the company and related matters.
This initiative began with a thinking on the shift in the cultural mindset by factoring in the various touchpoint any new joinee connects with the employer. It started with mapping the why, what and how will the new joinee ﬁnd their own place in the organization in the remote model. Some of the key actions include sending them detailed information on the company, our values, offerings and culture framework before they come on board officially. One of the most important activities involves with live leadership interaction, with the CEO, COO and CHRO directly addressing them as well as their families. After a detailed onboarding, they undergo a three-day immersive virtual training on Campus to Corporate, where they are trained on nuances of working in a corporate environment. This is followed by a three-month immersive technical training, with assessments, to sharpen their capabilities. Most importantly, we realise that working in a virtual environment can get a bit dull and isolated, especially for a new hire. We have designed specially curated engagement sessions for them throughout the training period and ongoing. This includes various leadership interactions, wellness sessions with focus on mental health, sessions by our technology experts, soft skills sessions, intra batch interaction sessions through small competitions to foster engagement and bonding within the batch, regular direct interaction with our CEO through ZenVerse.