Kunal Patil and Moiz Arsiwala are on a Google Meet call from Mumbai. On our shared screen, a number of coloured dots move like magnets, as though attracted to or repelled by each other. There’s a tug-of-war between a big red dot and a cluster of smaller yellow dots. “That big red dot is a placement agent. He’s trying to enter our database. But we’ve identified him,” says Patil triumphantly.
For WorkIndia, Arsiwala and Patil’s blue-collar job-matching portal, identifying and eliminating third-party placement agents has been crucial to growth.