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10 July, 2020, 06:49 PM IST

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Hiring activities up 33% in June: Report

The report said hiring in hospitality, retail and auto sectors has been the most impacted due to the COVID-19 lockdown and following nation-wide relaxations of lockdown norms, there has been an uptick in recruitment in these sectors. Report said functional roles in education/teaching with 49% growth, pharmaceuticals/biotech (36%) and sales/business development (33%) saw an uptick in hiring.

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  • Companies hiring freshers include Accenture, Amazon, Wipro, Muthoot Finance, Ernst & Young Global Business Services, Tech Mahindra, Mphasis, Paytm, Reliance Industries, WNS Global, HCL Technologies, Bajaj Capital, Simplilearn, Tesco, NTT, Microland, Dell and IBM India, according to job sites—Freshersworld.com, Indeed.com, and Naukri.com.

    Hiring firms said resumes from employees at these companies have started coming in. These app companies employ people for a range of functions, including marketing, sales, content management, data analysis, talent acquisition, HR, strategy and growth, and product development.

    Only 5% of Indian companies plan to hire in the July-September quarter, while 2% expect a decrease in their headcount, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey that covered 695 companies in India.

    During lockdown, recruitment volumes were down nearly 80% for some firms as compared to pre-Covid levels.

    Most of the positions are part of Amazon's 'Virtual Customer Service' programme that provides flexible work-from-home options.

    Search firms told ET that the time taken for filling leadership positions in companies has reduced by half due to online working. The ease of holding interviews virtually has reduced the time and travel fatigue for companies and candidates.

    Outdoor clothing and tactical gear firm Wildcraft, which is making reusable PPE overalls, Hazmat suits and masks for the Ministry of Textiles and Commercial applications, has hired a workforce of over 30,000 in the past two months and is looking to hire another 70,000 on direct and third party rolls.

    The company is focused on strengthening its engineering and leadership teams and will be engaging candidates for its technological domain for different roles and positions spread across the Bengaluru and Gurugram offices.

    The company currently has 500 employees and offices in Pune and Gurugram. It develops game art for several global companies like Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers and Bandai Namco.

    More than 15,000 blue-collar vacancies have been posted on Sodexo India workforce platform in the past few weeks by companies in sectors such as ecommerce, fast moving consumer goods, food delivery, mask makers and facility management firms.

    The survey was conducted on almost 1,000 candidates hailing from different engineering disciplines.

    The steel behemoth has invested in shifting from classroom methodologies to blended learning mechanisms for orientation and induction of new joinees, as the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic has prompted majority of its workforce to function remotely.

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