Arthan Partners With Social Incubators To Provide HR Support To Early-Stage Social Enterprises

By Team Arthan 

The impact sector in India is booming. As more and more social enterprises emerge, there is also an increase in the number of foundations and incubators offering them support.

A big challenge that young entrepreneurs and early-stage organisations face is that of Human Capital. Problems vary from hiring needs to setting internal structures and policies. Arthan works closely with these incubators and foundations providing human capital support to their social innovators.

In early October 2018, Rahul Balakrishnan, Vice President-Human Capital and Radhika Jajoo, Operations & Research Associate, conducted a workshop on human capital at Upaya Social Ventures’ Upaya’s Agribusiness Accelerator Program. The session covered a range of topics -hiring strategies to find the right candidates, assessment techniques to gauge skill and match these with job responsibilities, procedures to onboard and chart the right career part for employees and ways to incentivise beyond financial gains.

In the second half of the workshop, there was a group discussion enabling companies to devise viable means to address hiring challenges (with a particular focus on the mid & entry-level positions) and take away implementable solutions. The attendees of the workshop were 11 young social entrepreneurs running agriculture ventures such as Laymen Agro Ventures Private Limited, ONganic Foods, Rural Roots and more.

Arthan and Upaya
Rahul Balakrishnan, Vice President Human Capital Arthan hosting the session at Upaya Social Ventures.

Last week, Rahul and Noor Bahal, Senior Associate- Operations, held a session for N/Core’s incubatees working in the education sector such as Slam Out Loud, Right Walk Foundation & Manzil Mystics. These primarily non- profit organisations have found talent management highly challenging.

The focus of this session was on how to regularly engage with employees and build the next level of leadership within the core team. ‘I think the cohort left with some key inputs, especially for hiring and some food for thought around talent management’ said Santosh Charan from N/Core who managed the session.

Arthan at N/Core
During Arthan’s session for N/Core’s incubatees

If you are a young social organisation, that needs HR support or quite simply an ear to share your challenges or concerns, reach out to or

Further, if you are an incubator /accelerator, seeking economical HR solutions for your organisations, write to us!

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