Source: News Bharati English04 Sep 2016 11:20:25
Bengaluru, September 4: The Bengaluru-based firm, Ola fired 250 people from its own workforce citing non-performance and other issues. The firm had recently sacked some 700 employees of its TaxiforSure operations. The company which is in tiff with its rival firm Uber, took the step as a result of the business battle going o between both the companies.
"An annual attrition of 3-4 per cent is a natural churn that is witnessed in the current industry scenario. This includes performance driven exits, contract roles as well as a few surfacing from constant business realignment," an Ola spokesperson said. He also added that the best interests of employees and business efficiencies were taken into the account while taking this decision.
The firm witnessed many crucial exits of the prominent associates of the firm including Head of Cabs Category Management, Pradeep Dodle; Associate Vice President of Products, Harsha Kumar; and Payments Business Head, Rushil Goel. These exits were gradual in nature spreading over the past two years. "At the same time, we continue to hire the best of talent from across the country with over 300 open positions currently, to strengthen our 6,000-plus strong team in 102 cities, pan-India," informed Ola official.
The Ola cab service has been into the turmoil since last year for many aspects like competition, surge pricing, licence issues, threats from the Mumbai taxi and auto rickshaw unions to get banned. Earlier this week, two Ola drivers allegedly gang raped a minor and murdered her which raised questions of passengers’ safety while traveling via these platforms.