Doubling down on its aim to create world-class living experiences, Stanza Living, India’s largest student housing operator, has scaled workforce by 3x over the last quarter, reaching a headcount of 750 employees pan-India. By the end of the year, it plans to have a team of over 1,000 employees across 20 cities in the country.
The company’s escalated focus on hiring stems from its commitment to delivering a seamless and superlative consumer experience on the back of robust operational competence, agile technology infrastructure and a team of diverse domain experts. The company has also focused on building a team of over 45 technology experts in the past few months, who are responsible for the development and operations of in-house tech infrastructure, which is pivotal in delivering consumer experience and cost leadership at scale.
Anindya Dutta, MD, and Co-founder, Stanza Living, said, “The key challenge before us is to set cost-efficient, consumer-focused operating templates in a sector that hasn’t witnessed any fundamental innovation. Another focus, as a growth-start-up, is to ensure the delivery of seamless consumer experiences, at scale. Our hiring strategy aims to build an agile, fast-actioning team of multi-sector experts who can keep pace with our growth story. The senior leadership team at Stanza Living brings a ‘Balance of Experiences’ – young and experienced professionals from some of the leading new-age businesses and large traditional brands like Flipkart, Zomato, PayU, Airtel, Grofers, Future Retail, Snapdeal and more – who are shaping India’s largest student accommodation company.”
This hiring focus is in-line with the company’s stated commitment of investing Rs 250 crore in building people, process and technology capabilities across its multi-city footprint. Basis of a strong people-focused growth strategy, Stanza Living recently had the honour to be named one of LinkedIn’s Top Startups of 2019.