With lakhs of students graduating each year, it is very necessary to bridge the gap between the Corporate world and the students. Himentor.com is an online portal connecting companies and colleges. It provides a technology platform for companies to recruit from campuses across the country.
There are over 50000 colleges across the country, and the kind of information that is available to HR personnel beyond the Tier-I institutions is very limited. So there is a huge opportunity to bring in that understanding and use technology to connect colleges and companies.
“We understand the companies’ requirement and connect them to the colleges which will fit into their requirement. Himentor.com simplifies the entire spectrum of entry level hiring by being a single stop solution to the corporate. The core of himentor.com is not just technology but also the understanding of colleges across the country”, says Sudhakar, Founder, HiMentor. Sudhakar is a first generation entrepreneur and started his career with Adinfusion, an entertainment marketing company.
Himentor.com is a unique blend of technology as well as domain knowledge in the talent acquisition. They leverage their knowledge base to deliver end to end recruitment solutions at the entry level. Their data acquisition model is also different as they bring in the data from the college database online. “Companies give us information about their recruitment, we take over from there, our in-house team identifies potential colleges/students, takes care of logistics like information about the job, collating their responses, arranging for the venue etc. The only process where in we do not meddle with is the actual selection process. We are a one stop shop for their entry level hiring which includes campus placements as well as hiring just-in-time,” says Sudhakar.
There are over 50000 colleges which can be brought online for recruitments. HiMentor charges students through their placement cells for bringing the profiles online and make them part of talent pool of companies. They also charge a success fee once the student is placed successfully. They do not charge anything from the corporates. The logic is, companies are on the positive side of the Demand-Supply gap. Himentor.com is marketed with a direct sales force through the placement cells of the colleges. Their model and service are managed to provide services to top notch companies like Thomson Reuters, Biocon, Microland, HSBC, Fidelity, ICICI Securities, Yebhi etc.
“The challenge for us is to take the innovation to corporate and to let them see the benefit of recruiting through us that employing traditional means like campus placements, job postings, walk-ins etc,” says Sudhakar explaining the benefit of HiMentor’s services. Himentor.com is taking the next leap by offering a platform for the companies to conduct their own tests there by offering complete recruitment solution.
Himentor.com solves a pain point for both companies as well as colleges. For companies, the pain points in the entry level hiring are, too much of choice, thereby increasing administrative tasks and when they have a walk-in, they lack certainty, which is a paramount in the business. For colleges, the pain point is, it’s difficult to navigate amongst companies and convince them to recruit their students.