Business Bureau :
WITH the market recovering gradually there is optimism among employers as 26 per cent of recruiters interviewed expect hiring to rebound to the pre-COVID levels within next 3-6 months while 34 per cent opined it may take six months to one year, according to a survey. Jobseekers should remain optimistic for the coming year as 26 per cent recruiters foresee hiring bouncing back to pre-COVID levels within the next 3-6 months, while 34 per cent said it would take their organisations six months to one year, according to Naukri.Com’s Hiring Outlook Survey. The Naukri.Com’s Hiring Outlook Survey was taken by 1,327 recruiters and consultants across the country.
Naukri.Com analysed data points on actions from over one lakh recruiters on the platform to identify hiring trends by industry and for the analysis, the pre-COVID numbers are based on new jobs posted in January and February and post-COVID numbers are based on new jobs posted in October and November. The survey further revealed that while industries such as medical or healthcare, IT, BPO/ITES were less impacted, a few sectors such as retail, hospitality and travel struggled to cope. It stated that in the initial months of 2020, the overall hiring market started on a positive note with increasing job postings and the incline in hiring was steady until the pandemic impacted the job market.