Anuj AgrawalDirector at Zyoin Published On: Thursday, January 21, 2016 Views 5022


"Happiness is about doing what you love, if you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

Driven by the in-born instinct of being one’s own boss, Anuj Agrawal started Zyoin in 2005, barely after a year of starting his first job at a recruitment firm. An NITK Surathkal Alumnus, Anuj is a keen observer who quickly found the holes in the traditionally followed recruitment process and came up with Zyoin.

Zyoin is a recruitment solution provider, which unlike Naukri & Monster, provides end to end recruitment services for their customers thus saving both time and money for them. Led under tactful guidance of Anuj, Zyoin today continues to grow, whether we talk about numbers or the areas served.

Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.

Started in year 2005, we are India’s leading, Human Resource staffing and consultancy firm, which provides innovative out of the box turnkey solutions to customers for addressing their complex hiring challenges.

We have partnered with 300+ companies till date which include the biggest names and Start-ups across India. Our bouquet of offerings cover Permanent Staffing, Contract Staffing, RPO, Executive Search and many more.

What inspired you to build the above product/ service?

Well there is clear cut gap and need for identifying quality talent for various organizations, beyond this we understood hiring is not the core strength of any organization while it still remains the most important step for them to succeed.

What is your life mantra?

“If you want something you never had, you have to do something you have never done.”

What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?

When you run an organization you see challenges & road blocks every day. Being an entrepreneur you have to solve these challenges and clear each & every road block. While it is easy to say this, believing in yourself, being persistent, never give up hope and being continuously motivated has been the toughest challenge for me.

Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.

Well, we have always been a Company which has believed in growing organically hence we have not had a need to chase the investors. Saying that we are very thankful to couple of entrepreneurs who have helped us while we were bootstrapping. They also have been great mentors to us and the primary reason for Zyoin’s success.

How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?

We are one of the Companies who have been lucky to have people who believed in Company’s vision and growth. Being an open, transparent, professional and fun loving organization has helped to retain the key folks.

Saying that we have had attrition but we believe it is a part and parcel of any business in this competitive world.

According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?

It is obvious that you need more than three qualities to succeed, so let me mention them as they come to my mind: 1. Hard Work. 2. Never Give Up attitude. 3. Believe in yourself

Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?

There are few which I would like to recommend:-

  1. LinkedIn: Amazing Tool, must for any professional.
  2. Google Alerts: Gives you alerts about what you are looking for as and when it’s on the web.
  3. Websites like YourStory, NextBigWhat, VCCirle, First Post always provide useful information.
  4. Truecaller and Rapportive are really awesome tools. They help me in identifying and knowing more about people whom we meet or speak to.

Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.

“Early to Rise and the earliest to reach to office, makes me productive.”

Answer in less than 50 words

  • One tip to success:-

There are two keys to Success,
-First is Failure - Every time you fail, you have something to learn from it.
-Second is happiness - Happiness is about doing what you love, if you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

  • One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:-

The biggest mistake people do, is they give up easily.

What are your plans for next 3 years?

We plan to grow Three Times from the place We stand today.

What are your top three getaway destinations?

Being at Home with Family or Friends is the best and the only getaway destination for me.

Share a quote that inspires you the most.

This is from one of my favorite movies, Kungfu Panda:

“Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift, that’s why we call it Present.”

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