Chennai: Experienced and inexperienced workers across India struggle to find suitable jobs and most end up in positions not commensurate with their education, Randstad Indiaâ€™s Workmonitor study said.Â Randstad IndiaÂ appoints Moorthy Uppaluri as CEO.
Close to 66% of Indians surveyed by the staffing firm said it was hard for workers aged 25 years and below, to find a suitable job and 79% believed these young workers accept a job below their education level. Over three-fourth (79%) of survey respondents said it was equally difficult for older workers to find a suitable job and 71% of them believed that such workers are often forced to take jobs below their education level.
Workmonitor is a quarterly review that tracks job-seekersâ€™ confidence and provides an understanding of job market sentiment and trends relating to the employment market across 32 countries.
Interestingly, 72% of the respondents said they were willing to move out of India for the right job. The global average is 47%.
â€œIt is an interesting dilemma where companies are unable to find the right talent and candidates are unable to find a suitable job. India Inc should invest in ensuring there is a right jobâ€”candidate fit and have robust training programmes to drive employee performance. Such measures will help companies remain attractive for the workforce in the long term,â€ said Moorthy Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India.
â€œOrganizations and job-seekers are keen to find a right mix between experience, education and job match. Though current recruitment practices are increasingly aligned towards relevant experience, as India moves up the value chain, there will be quite a few roles requiring specific skills backed by relevant education and training,â€ Moorthy said. Â (Courtesy: LiveMint)