Leading packaged snack company Bikano has kept up its hiring spree as it plans to grow its workforce by 10-15% over the next two to three years. The company’s overall headcount increased by 10% in 2022, according to a statement, as a result of expanded operations and a larger footprint, particularly in Hyderabad and the NorthEast. Currently, Bikano employs roughly 2,200 people.
Both lateral hiring and recruiting of new hires would be included in the upcoming employment procedure. According to the statement, a combination of hiring would be used in the upcoming years to accommodate the seasonal surge in production and demand.
Increasing production at numerous sites in Delhi-NCR and the south Indian market, particularly Hyderabad, has become a primary goal for the company in an effort to increase its market share. This escalation is expected to spur extensive employment across all locations and plants. Also, many trainees across functional areas, including sales and production, are anticipated to be onboarded for the Hyderabad plant in addition to the hiring of experienced staff.
“We are indeed happy to have come out relatively unscathed through the pandemic years,” said Manish Aggarwal, Director of Bikano. “Unlike other mainstream businesses, which were cutting down on their manpower, we were doing the exact opposite. It is this level of increased hiring which has been fueling our aggressive expansion plans,” he said.
“In the New Year, as the inflationary trends as well as the broader slowdown headwinds ease further, we will expand our product portfolio with new and innovative offerings as well as SKUs. This means that we will only step up our hiring and recruitment drive further looking to increase our total workforce by as much as 10-15 per cent in the coming two or three years,” added Aggarwal.
Kush Aggarwal, Head of Marketing, Bikano, said, “As a professional company with a proper corporate setup, we understand that HR policies and practices are responsible for a company’s growth. Bearing that in mind, we have a structured and standardised HR system in place. We give a chance to youngsters through campus visits. We also invest heavily in the training of our employees. We function as a family, keeping in mind the interests of both individual employees and the organisation.”
Bikano is one of the leading packaged snack brands in the nation and was founded in 1950. What started as a small Chandni Chowk snack shop called “Bikaner Namkeen Bhandar” has grown into a huge sweet and savoury food brand. According to the statement, it is currently present in over 35 countries, including the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent.