India – Demand for mid-level professionals rise

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By (Danny Romero)

According to the latest RecruiteX report from TimesJobs, mid-level professionals in India with between two to five years of experience have seen a 11% rise in demand for their services.

The report also shows that professionals with 10-20 years of experience saw a 10% rise in demand and those with over 20 years of experience saw a 9% rise in demand in December 2016.

“Professionals with two to five years of experience have the right combination of experience, energy and passion to adapt quickly, pick up new skills, and capitalize on training and development opportunities to accelerate both their own and the company’s growth.” Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions, said.

As part of the year-end RecruiteX report, TimesJobs includes a special retrospective ‘Recruitment Practices Survey 2016’ with inputs from over 800 employers to capture how recruitment panned out over the year. The findings of this survey corroborated facts from the December 2016 RecruiteX report with 60% surveyed employers claiming that middle-level staff was the most hired experience category of 2016, followed by junior level employees (25%) and senior staff (15%).

The survey stated that, overall, 2016 was a better year for recruitment than 2015, with nearly 60% of employers saying that overall hiring had improved in 2016, in comparison to 2015. Of the 60% of employers who said hiring had improved in 2016, 75% said it was up by less than 5%, 20% said it was up by between 5-10% and 5% said it had grown by over 10%. Meanwhile, 10% said hiring was comparatively slower than last year while 30% said it was stable and no major changes were recorded.

Meanwhile, 60% of employers claimed in the ‘Recruitment Practices Survey 2016’ that they hired up to 5% more women professionals in 2016 compared to 2015. IT and healthcare sectors were the frontrunners in hiring women professionals, with 70% healthcare sector employers and 65% IT sector employers claiming to hire up to 5% more women staff in 2016.

The report also showed that recruitment portals were the preferred hiring channel during the year according to 40% employers, followed by social media and referrals.

For nearly 30% of organisations, the biggest hiring challenge of 2016 was sourcing the right talent, for 25% it was screening talent, another 25% felt there were skill shortages and for 20% said dropouts were the biggest challenge, according to the report.

Source:: Staffing Industry Analysts Daily Newsfeed


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