Job Search at Naukri.com: Case Study of a Successful Dot-Com Venture in India

Job Search at Naukri.com: Case Study of a Successful Dot-Com Venture in India

Sanjeev Swami (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-813-0.ch009
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Abstract

Until 1997, job seekers in India would wait the whole week for the weekly supplements of various newspapers, or sundry employment journals and gazettes to learn about the vacancies and job openings in the industry. Then came the Internet and threatened to push the days of white envelopes to oblivion. In India, a forerunner in ushering in the change in the way one looks at job-hunting today is a relatively small, but rapidly growing company, Naukri.com. Today, it is regarded as one of the most resourceful destinations for job seekers, ranging from a seasoned professional to a recent graduate. According to the CEO of Naukri. com, the major challenge that the organization currently faces is the management of growth. The company had steadily grown from Rs. 40 lacs to Rs. 1 crore to a Rs. 20 crore company in the year 2004. The next year’s target is Rs. 45 crores.b Management of such rapid growth in such a short period of time requires effective strategies not only to attract talent, but also to retain it. Therefore, in the middle of 2004, the challenges facing Naukri.com involved the issues related to organizing its e-business and the proper management of its growth.
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Until 1997, job seekers in India would wait the whole week for the weekly supplements of various newspapers, or sundry employment journals and gazettes to learn about the vacancies and job openings in the industry. Then came the Internet and threatened to push the days of white envelopes to oblivion. In India, a forerunner in ushering in the change in the way one looks at job-hunting today is a relatively small, but rapidly growing company, Naukri.com. Today, it is regarded as one of the most resourceful destinations for job seekers, ranging from a seasoned professional to a recent graduate. According to the CEO of Naukri.com, the major challenge that the organization currently faces is the management of growth. The company had steadily grown from Rs. 40 lacs to Rs. 1 crore to a Rs. 20 crore company in the year 2004. The next year’s target is Rs. 45 crores.b Management of such rapid growth in such a short period of time requires effective strategies not only to attract talent, but also to retain it. Therefore, in the middle of 2004, the challenges facing Naukri.com involved the issues related to organizing its e-business and the proper management of its growth.

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