Professional growth is the ongoing process of acquiring new skills, knowledge, and experience to enhance one's career prospects. It is an essential part of an employee's career journey, as it helps them develop new competencies, adapt to changing work environments, and stay relevant in their field. Employees who are committed to professional growth are more engaged, productive, and motivated, and they are better equipped to achieve their career goals.
Employers that support professional growth demonstrate a commitment to their employees' success, and they create an environment that fosters continuous learning and development. By investing in training and development programs, providing opportunities for skill-building and career advancement, and offering regular feedback and coaching, employers can help their employees reach their full potential. Kinara Capital is a strong proponent of this principle.
When employees feel supported in their professional growth, they are more likely to stay with the organization long-term. This is because they feel valued and appreciated, and they are motivated to contribute to the success of the organization. As a result of its commitment to ensuring career growth for employees, Kinara has a track record of retaining employees over years and growing alongside them.
Kusuma joined Kinara back in 2018 in the role of a Central Legal Specialist in the Legal Department at our Head Office in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Not only has she had the chance to glean a lot of knowledge and information within Kinara, but she has also had plenty of exposure to learn from external sources during her time at the company. She works closely with experts, getting a thorough understanding of new legal processes and protocols and coordinates with the field team to finalize data regarding the legal notices.
She believes in bringing a high degree of honesty to every aspect of her life, both personal and professional, and her dedication has helped her grow quickly in her time at Kinara. She joined as a senior officer, and now occupies the position of manager, which she considers her greatest achievement.
In the years since Kusuma joined Kinara, she has seen the company undergo a series of transformations as it adapted to a fast-changing landscape, further accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The best part of her experience at Kinara was working with her team to figure out how digitization can streamline internal processes and how it should be implemented to benefit coordination between the corporate office and the field teams spread across 125 branches.
She shares, "Kinara is a fast-growing company that offers an excellent environment in which to work and grow your career. My greatest achievement at this organization has been rising from the role of a senior officer to becoming a manager. I particularly enjoy the data analysis part of my job and coordinating with the field team to troubleshoot any issues they might have, and I love the fact that all my colleagues are so supportive and helpful!"
Kusuma has a penchant for fashion design. She has a tailoring machine at home and spends her free time coming up with beautiful new designs and patterns. Lately, she has discovered that social media platforms are an excellent way of discovering new designs and techniques, and she looks up videos on platforms like YouTube, so that she can replicate the designs herself, adding her own special flair. She also loves to cook.
Her favourite destination is the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with their untouched beauty and natural wonders, she hopes to visit them someday.
If Kusuma’s enriching journey at Kinara inspires you to explore opportunities at the company yourself, the timing is perfect! With the presence of Kinara Capital in 100+ cities, visit our careers page to check out career opportunities.
Kinara Capital is a socially responsible fintech company dedicated to servicing the severely underserved MSME industry in India with easy access to formal credit. Kinara offers collateral-free business loans to small business entrepreneurs across 6 states and a union territory through its network of 125 branches across 100+ cities. Joining Kinara Capital would not only open doors for professional growth but also offer job satisfaction and a sense of belonging, given the culture the company fosters.