Gurgaon-based budget hotel room aggregator, OYO Rooms plans to hire 5,000 new employees in the next Eight months. The company has recently added a full-stack hotelier model to its asset-light marketplace model hence, the hiring required in sales, marketing, technology, and hospitality department.
The startup intends to add 200 ‘townhouse hotels’ in different parts of the country. The said initiative was to include 60 hotels spread across seven cities by the end of this very year. Townhouses are a full stack hotelier model that requires large-scale hiring across functions and capabilities.
Dinesh R, the chief human resource officer at Oyo Rooms said, “We take pride in our pioneering technology-led approach and leadership in this industry, because of which we will focus on continuing to employ technology as a primary enabler. However, there are key skill sets, which are important, and we will bring more talent there.”
OYO will do most of the hiring through outsourcing route as the company has entered into a seven-year multi-million-dollar contract with leading RPO service provider PeopleStrong, which is valued at $2 Million per annum.
Confirming the deal, Shelley Singh, co-founder of PeopleStrong, said, “We have signed up with OYO Rooms but beyond that, we cannot divulge details”.
At the time, when IT sectors are reducing the number of employees, Indian Startups have no intentions to halt elevating their workforces. After raising $200 Million of Series C funding from SoftBank last year, OYO wants to diversify its business and aggregate accommodations in business centers across metropolises and towns in the country.