Kinara Capital has ranked among the Best Places To Work In India 2022 by AmbitionBox based on crowdsourced ratings and reviews of employees. Kinara is ranked No. 2 nationwide in the Best Mid-Sized Companies in India and No. 2 in the industry category of Best Internet/Product Companies in India. This is definitely another milestone in the track record of this employee-focused organisation.
This year’s AmbitionBox award win further amplifies Kinara’s last year’s ranking as No. 1 in the Best Mid-Sized Companies category and No. 3 in the Best Tech Startups industry category in 2021. This was also reflected in an internal survey, in which Kinara received a 91% employee favorability score.
Kinara’s founder and CEO, Hardika Shah, commented “We pride ourselves in being a customer-centric organisation. For that to happen, we have to be an employee-centric organisation first! From when we were a small team who could fit around a shared table to today, when we are 1,450+ employees and growing, our company culture has always been based on inclusivity, flexibility and transparency. Therefore, we are greatly honoured by AmbitionBox’s Best Places to Work in India awards for a second year in a row. Being chosen by employees is affirming that we are committed to their success and we intend to continue creating value for each member of Team Kinara every day.”
The high rankings of this fast-growing fintech company can be attributed to the dedication toward the betterment of its employees and by providing an equal-opportunity workplace. This leading financial firm pays special attention to the individual needs of employees and provides flexibility and career growth opportunities at every level.
The open-door policy of Kinara ensures that hierarchy does not get in the way of transparency and the organization encourages every employee to reach across and connect with each other including the leadership. This allows for a free flow of communication and collaboration within the organisation. Kinara Capital is also providing leadership and training with multiple trainings to develop technical skills and soft skills. The company's LEAP program for field roles offers rigorous six-month training for freshers. Additionally, employee engagement activities like Women's Day and Independence Day celebrations help to bring everyone together both physically and virtually.
Led by a women-majority management team, Kinara Capital is dedicated to gender inclusivity in the workplace. Women lead many departments and there is women representation in every department across the company. The Bangalore head office is at 40% women employees with plans to reach gender parity in the next couple of years. In addition, employees who are LGBTQ+ and have physical disabilities can work in a welcoming atmosphere at Kinara Capital. Kinara Capital is an official signatory of the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles (UN WEPs).
The largest employee choice awards in India, the AmbitionBox Best Places to Work in India does not allow nominations from the employers themselves. The awardees are decided based on ratings and reviews added to the AmbitionBox platform by employees that have worked in the organisation in the past year. Employee reviews published on the AmbitionBox platform by employees are used to rank companies. Through the use of artificial intelligence, AmbitionBox isolates just the genuine reviews for consideration. This year, 150 businesses were recognized as champions in 9 industries and 5 major size-based categories. Less than 1% of the top-ranked businesses nationwide are honoured as winners in the five major categories of the awards.
Kinara Capital is a fast-growing fintech propelling the financial inclusion of small business entrepreneurs in India. The company is known for revolutionising small business financing through collateral-free loans for MSME entrepreneurs. The company provides a wide range of learning opportunities for its employees and regularly conducts training programs and employee engagement activities for the growth and development of the employees.
The company is debt-listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and has been designated as a Systemically Important NBFC by the Reserve Bank of India. Established in 2011, Kinara Capital has its headquarters in Bangalore, and currently has a network of 125 branches supporting MSMEs in more than 100 Indian cities.
Kinara has numerous employee-friendly policies to encourage the team to work in a flexible environment. Awards like Best Places to Work in India 2022 are a great step to acknowledge their efforts to make the best employee-friendly working culture. This firm is an example to set better industry standards by prioritising the interests of the employees.