Startup prepares to double team in six monthsOnline venue marketplace Hire Space has appointed Richa Chugh as head of talent.
The newly created role will see Richa spearhead the growth of the Hire Space team and help to scale the business as it expands. With the startup set to double from 25 to 50 team members in the next six months, Richa will take the lead on talent acquisition, recruitment strategy, performance management and development of existing team members alongside strengthening internal HR and organisational structures. .
Richa joins Hire Space with over ten years’ experience in human resource functions including change management, business performance analytics, performance management and talent acquisition.
Most recently Richa lead the performance management work stream at Plan International where she was part of the Business Operating Model-Change Programme. Richa has also held roles at HDFC Standard Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance and Thomas International in India as well as Mahindra Satyam in Singapore.
Edward Poland, COO at Hire Space, says,”We have really ambitious growth plans for the next year and we felt that Richa shared Hire Space’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive. She will be pivotal in consolidating our brand values to attract and retain the best talent whilst developing the fantastic team we already have in place and ultimately help us achieve our goals.”
Richa commented on her appointment, “In today's dynamic and ever-evolving market the most critical aspect for any business is to constantly innovate and grow. This can only be done if the business has the ability to attract, engage and retain the right people to help realise the future, and I hope to achieve this for Hire Space. It’s a very exciting time to be joining the company and I’m looking forward to working on diverse projects and be part of its growth story.”