INDORE 23rd JANUARY: Vahan, India’s largest blue-collar delivery hiring platform is making strides with its “Vahan Leaders,” initiative in Indore. The program actively engages with HR consultancies and talent acquisition firms specialising in blue-collar hiring at a local level.
The program aims to empower these firms by helping them gain access to experts from Vahan, who advise them on various aspects that enable scaling up their businesses. Other benefits include structuring various internal processes, setting up the right incentive measures, and mentorship with handholding to further strengthen the foundation of their respective businesses. Vahan works closely with 10,566 micropreneurs who earn an average of INR 250,000 per month.
One of the many success stories of this initiative is that of Mr. Shubham Upadhyay, a delivery worker who became a business owner by starting his own hiring firm. Initially, Upadhyay was earlier placed by Vahan as a delivery rider at a leading food delivery platform. Vahan’s POC recognized Shubham’s entrepreneurial spirit and his potential and enrolled him in the Vahan Leader Program. With Vahan’s support, Shubham adopted best practices, received tech support, and had access to experts. Today, he has transformed his business from being a solopreneur to having a team of 12 telecallers working with him. Together, they continue to place over 250 candidates monthly and are on track to double that number by the end of this year. Upadhyay is just one of many other consultants who have benefited from this initiative.
Ecstatic with his business and the support he has received from Vahan, he states, “I never dreamed that I could start my own firm someday. With Vahan’s help, I am able to dream and think big. The working capital loan I received helped me set up an office and helped me think of expanding. I will be looking at engaging with more like-minded people and growing my firm.”
Vahan has identified the key concerns that small and mid-sized talent acquisition or recruitment firms often face are challenges in gaining direct access to major players in the industry. Even if they gain access, the payout cycles are lengthy, and the payouts themselves may not be substantial enough due to the limited volume the agencies can commit.
Recognising the above, the program and platform help recruitment consultants and agencies get access to large players such as Zepto, Zomato, Swiggy, Blinkit, Flipkart, Rapido, Amazon, to name a few. By partnering with Vahan, these recruitment agencies can achieve better payouts with little capital investment, no joining or franchising fees, and set up a foundation for their business that ensures a quick break-even. It ensures constant support by enabling faster payouts, access to working capital loans, and access to an expert network that helps them set up the systems and processes to successfully grow their businesses.
Vahan operates in more than 250 cities and has successfully placed over 400,000 delivery riders, making it the largest delivery hiring platform in the country. With its Vahan Leadership initiative, the company is poised for a multi-fold growth this year.