Cityflo is an IIT-B alumni startup that is solving the problem of daily commute by revolutionizing how people travel to work using technology and data. The company is addressing a problem that affects millions of people twice a day, everyday.
Having received funding by a large VC firm, they are growing rapidly with new routes being added every week. To support their rapid growth and expansion, Cityflo is looking for smart, passionate and diligent candidates to join their software engineering team.
A notch above recruitment agencies
With their high bar to hiring and being based out of Mumbai, talent was not easy to find for Cityflo. According to their co-founder Ankit Agrawal, it was rare to find such a combination in candidates.
Campus recruitments worked for junior hires up to a certain extent, but it has an unavoidable roadblock. “The disadvantage with campus recruitment is that it only happens once a year,” says Ankit. Recruitment agencies, on the other hand, were simply not able to match up to Cityflo’s hiring standards.
Ankit did not find success on passive hiring sources such as LinkedIn. “Platforms like Linkedin take much more time and effort since most candidates you approach aren’t looking for a job and even if they are looking they might not be looking for a job in your city,” he said.
Increasing recruitment ROI with relevant profiles
As a CTO with significant time constraints, Ankit was looking for a source that would provide him with the right quality of candidates. The Instahyre platform’s transparency in terms of being able to specify various parameters of a job opening including the location and salary range ended up yielding great results for Cityflo.