Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio is planning to recruit as many as 80,000 people during this financial year, a senior company official was quoted by PTI as saying. “About 1,57,000 people are on the rolls todayI will say another 75,000 to 80,000 people,” Reliance Jio’s Chief Human Resources Officer Sanjay Jog said on the sidelines of an event organised by the Society of Human Resources Management.
Jog was responding to a question on how many new recruitments the company would make during FY19. The senior official further informed that attrition rate was about 32 per cent in the sales and technical areas related to constructions sites in the company. “If it is taken at the headquarter level, it is just 2 per cent. Average if you go it will come down to 18 per cent,” he explained.
So, how will Reliance Jio, go about hiring new people? According to Jog, the company has partnered with about 6,000 colleges, including technical institutions, across the country, wherein students are offered Reliance Jio-specific embedded courses. Students who clear these courses will be considered “Reliance ready,” he added. In addition, Reliance Jio will also take into account referrals, and the company will be looking to take the help of social media platforms to reach out to potential candidates.
Recruitments through referrals, in fact, account for about 60-70 per cent of the hiring at Reliance Jio, according to Jog, who also said that college and employees referrals are the two major contributors to Jio’s hiring plans.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is seemingly going places in India, and Jio has a lot to do with it. With Jio – which has been dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision — RIL aims to offer up to 90 per cent of Indians high-speed mobile Internet as well as voice services in the days to come. “Today India is ranked 115th of 230 countries in terms of mobile broadband access. Jio plans to take India to top 10 globally,” Mukesh Ambani had said while announcing the formal launch of Jio in India in 2016.
“Data is the Oxygen of Digital life and Oxygen cannot be in short supply. Jio is more than just a business for us. Our commitment is to enrich the life of every Indian.”
Jio has expanded like anything, since then although its primary setup still involves Jio 4G SIM cards bundled with one of the most affordable 4G data plans the industry has ever seen. The company is currently working to bring Fibre to the Home (FTTH) services, and is also reportedly working on a set-top box equivalent, among other things.