Blog by Brahma Sankar Das, Regional Training In-Charge, Anudip Odisha
The “Journey” mentioned in the name of this story, is about an unforgettable experience for the Anudip team in Odisha. It was the month of November in 2016. Everyone in the Odisha team can rewind to the fact that, it was the 3rd and 4th quarter of the financial year, when many reshuffles took place and new decisions were taken for the betterment of the organization.
Out of those, one was to establish the Odisha operations for iMerit Technologies Services in Bhubaneswar. Frankly speaking, we were very much aware of the fact that this opportunity will not come again. What motivated us the most is, since their inception iMerit has never looked at hiring non-Anudip staff for entry-level positions. Though they are a globally networked IT services company, they believe in Anudip. It is all about trust, dedication, sincerity, quality, vision and mission of both the organizations. They are very close in to their social mission of empowering lives of many youth and women of this country. Initially I was considering it as a sister company, but truly speaking my experience proved it as “the largest recruiter of Anudip” and also the best place to work for our students.
On 2nd November 2016, iMerit’s expansion to Bhubaneswar was finalized and we grabbed this one time opportunity and started the training from 7th November. But, there was a catch. To start the iMerit’s Odisha operations, they were in need of minimum 50 full time employees with clearly the toughest selection process post an advanced training period of 100 hours. But the team was determined. Moreover, the biggest turning point in our endeavor was to get Anindya sir from iMerit as our mentor. He immediately he named this mission as “Project SAMBHAV.” Since then there was no looking back. The first drive ended with 14 selections and the process continued. It has also proved to be a boon for Odisha operations as post the first selection, the footfall has increased in almost all the centers. It was a result of tremendous team effort that on 8th February, 2017, the joint Odisha operations expanded with the inauguration of the new delivery center of iMerit and new branch office of Anudip at Bomikhal in Bhubaneswar.
Today, there are more than 150 Anudip alumni who are working as full time permanent employees of iMerit. It has only been 8 to 10 months, and some of them have already moved to senior levels. Their lifestyles have changed. They are financially more stable and independent now. One thing which I have learnt in my professional career is that “an employee grows when an organization grows.” From their stability it seems like the organization is growing and expanding very rapidly. Being Anudipites, it is a positive sign for us in achieving the mission set by our esteemed founders. We have a wonderful team lead by superb mentors. We just have to keep the meaning of the word “TEAM” (Together Everyone Achieves More) alive.