Radha Mohan Durbha, Co-Founder & Director of Kereses Consulting India Private Ltd, India - Womenpreneur Asia Season 2, Ep. 9 with Krista Goon

Womenpreneur Asia

10-06-2021 • 1 hr 1 min

This week, I spoke to Radha Mohan Durbha who is the co-founder and director of Kereses Consulting India Private Ltd, India.

She started her business when she was 41 and in looking back, she wished she had started much earlier!

Kereses Consulting India Private Ltd is a HR consulting business based in Bangalore, India that Radha started with her friend.

As a HR recruiter, Radha is responsible for the planning, budgeting and operations of recruitment and training, and engages with organizations to facilitate a connection between potential employers and employees.

While she helps employers in Bangalore find the right talents to power and run their businesses, she is also in her own way pushing the women’s agenda.

Radha who considers herself a tough cookie and a feminist said she would try to inject a gender perspective into the hiring process and open more doors for women in the labour force in Bangalore.

Some factories, she said, never even had a women’s bathroom on their premises because hiring women was simply not in the equation!

These were some of the HR-related yet women-related matters that Radha is trying to push for in her business.

She may not run a social enterprise but it shows that a woman in business can influence how other women are hired and employed.

In this episode, she talks about:

  • The differences between running one’s own business versus working in the corporate world
  • What she says to employers who insist that the jobs are meant for men
  • Her zero billings when the pandemic hit India and the world and hiring wasn’t even possible
  • That one single quality that differentiates a great recruiter from a good one
  • How she has to chase after candidates and ensure they get to the interviews and the prep work she does before they even get to the interview
  • Why LinkedIn is a great place for people like her
  • What she does when she’s faced with a difficult decision

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