Hiring up 4% in Sept; infrastructure, IT top job creators

NEW DELHI: Hiring activity grew by 4% in September, with a rise in demand for key personnel in the infrastructure industry and across tier-II cities, says a TimesJobs.com survey.
According to RecruiteX – TimesJobs.com’s recruitment index, infrastructure sector was the top employment generator in September, 2015 with a solid 10 per cent rise in hiring, while in terms of locations, tier-II cities lead talent demand.
“The government’s push to create 100 smart cities comprising of modern digitally-connected infrastructure has started to impact hiring in India Inc, with a rise in demand for key personnel in the infrastructure industry, and across tier-II cities,” TimesJobs’ COO Vivek Madhukar said.
Sector-wise, infrastructure led the way, while IT & telecom sectors also witnessed an average 6% rise in demand during the month.
Other big employers that are witnessing considerable gains are the travel & hospitality industry that registered a five per cent rise in demand and the BFSI sector that saw a four per cent uptick.
Meanwhile, candidates with 10-20 years of experience saw four per cent rise in demand, but demand for candidates with over 20 years of experience has seen a 9% drop, according to TimesJobs.com.
The report further said that demand for candidates with less than 2 years of experience increased by four per cent, while demand for middle-level professionals (5-10 years of experience) reported the maximum rise of eight per cent.
“Demand for middle managers, experienced professionals and HR further consolidates the prediction that India’s growth will be people intensive, needing experienced leadership, team coordination and manpower administration skills,” Madhukar added.
Talent demand was buoyant in tier-II cities in September.
Indore topped the chart with a huge rise of 19%.
Among metros, Delhi-NCR posted the highest (8 per cent) rise in demand. —PTI