Adda247 appoints Vikas Gupta as its Chief People Officer
Adda247, India’s largest and fastest-growing education-technology company, has appointed Vikas Gupta as its Chief People Officer (CPO). As the CPO at Adda247, Vikas will lead its HR and Admin functions and will look to accelerate the company’s growth by transforming its work culture with an overreaching view to enhance Employee Experience. The strategic hiring is a part of the company’s long-term vision to establish itself as a Globally-Leading Edutech Platform and the Employer Of The Choice, for new-age professionals.
In his career span of two decades, Vikas has held leadership roles in Human Resources and Operations for some of the Top MNCs like Reliance, Wipro, SERCO and Fareportal, drafting and implementing policies to ensure effective employee management and better business results. Prior to his appointment as the CPO at Adda247, Vikas Gupta served as Director HR at Fareportal.com (World’s largest online travel company ranked in Fortune 500).
Speaking on the appointment, Anil Nagar, Adda247, said, “Having established Adda247 as India’s largest edutech company, we now plan to make our presence felt on a global level. To achieve this, we need a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and loyal team. We wanted to bring on board an industry leader with proven expertise in managing and transforming HR processes, who could help us drive Adda247 into the next phase of its growth. With his rich experience and innovative approach to HR management, Vikas is the perfect fit for the organisation.”
To achieve the best practices in human resources management, Vikas plans to digitize the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and enrol Adda247 into the Good Place To Work (GPTW) program, which is the global authority on building high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures. By transforming the workplace culture in line with GPTW guidelines, Vikas plans to make Adda247 an ‘Employer-of-the-choice’ by March 2020. Under his leadership, Adda247 has already equipped itself with some of the world’s leading HRMS (Human Resources Management Systems) tools to remain ahead of the competition.
Vikas Gupta said, “I am thrilled to join Adda247 at such an exciting juncture in its growth trajectory. For the next few months, all our energies will be focused on building the foundation on which we establish Adda247 as the global leader in the Edutech domain. I am looking forward to carrying out large-scale employee-centric transformation in the organization and making it one of the best places to work – not just in India, but on a global level.”
Apart from ESS (Employee Self Service) portal and HRIS Integration, Vikas also plans to enhance Employee Retention and Satisfaction by augmenting the Performance Management System (PMS). Foregoing traditional annual appraisals, Adda247 will implement a Monthly PMS plan led the by HR team. Through this, the company and employees can keep a constant track of their Performance and identify key areas of Improvement.
Vikas and the HR team will also conduct monthly meetings with employees to garner their feedback and keep them motivated. Multiple Trainings and Development plans will also be deployed to reskill/upskill the talent pool at Adda247 and accelerate their career growth trajectories. Through such constant motivation, positive feedback, and continued learning, Adda247 is well on its way to becoming the World’s Best Edutech Company as well as The Great Place to Work.