India to see robust hiring activities in next 3 months

Hiring-2014Indian employers are likely to step up their hiring activities over the next three months, especially with IT & ITes segment expected to go on a robust recruitment drive, says a report.

The Employment Outlook Survey by job portal says that Indian companies are expecting the hiring pace for the upcoming quarter to rebound.

The findings are based on online interviews that covered 5,413 employers in India. The employers predict increase in headcount in the second quarter of current financial year (July-September). “With 78 percent predicting an increase in headcount, 4 percent forecasting a decrease and 14 percent anticipating no change. The Net Employment Outlook stands at a favourable +42 percent,” it said in a statement today. CEO Rajesh Kumar said that hiring intentions for the next three months are strong in comparison with the previous quarter. “We are witnessing improved opportunities for job seekers across all industry sectors. Overall hiring activity is expected to be good; the IT & ITeS and BFSI sectors are leading in their robust hiring plan in Q2, FY’15,” he added. In terms of regions, south emerged most optimistic with Net Employment Outlook of +28 percent. It was followed by north and west (both at +26 percent) and east at +20 percent. (PTI)

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