Healthcare records highest talent demand in September: TimesJobsRecruiteX

TimesJobsRecruiteX employment trend

Consumer durables, FMCG & Retail sectors push talent demand for festive hiring.

With the beginning of the festive season, consumer-driven sectors such as Consumer durables/FMCG (5%) and Retail (12%) reported growth in talent demand in September 2019, says TimesJobsRecruiteX.

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals industry recorded the highest growth in talent demand (21%) in September. TimesJobsRecruiteX is a monthly recruitment index that records the demand and supply of talent at India Inc.

In Y-o-Y analysis, both the industries posted double-digit growth in talent demand. In Sep’18 Vs Sep’19 comparison, consumer durables/FMCG and retail posted 28% and 29% growth, respectively.

The report revealed that tier-II cities such as Lucknow and Chandigarh recorded the highest growth in talent demand in September 2019 edition. A similar trend was observed on September 2018.

According to the RecruiteX report, the overall hiring activity remained flat across high-volume industries such as IT/Telecom, BFSI, Automobiles and BPO for September 2019.

Commenting on the report, Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, TimesJobs&TechGig said, “Hiring activity has been flat to negative in major sectors such as IT/Telecom, BFSI, BPO/ITeS, Automobiles due to the economic slowdown. Retail and Consumer durables/FMCG has pushed the talent demand owing to festive hiring and registered double-digit growth in Y-o-Y analysis, too. We can hope to see revival in hiring in high-volume sectors in the coming months.”

Here are more key findings from RecruiteX September 2019 edition:

Healthcare records highest in talent demand

With high volume sectors like IT/ITeS witnessing flat to negative hiring activity, service-intensive sectors like Healthcare, Retail, Consumer Durables/FMCG and Travel & Hospitality continues to hire in September 2019.

Top three sectors to witness M-o-M growth in talent demand were:

• Healthcare/ Biotechnology/ Pharmaceuticals – 21%
• Retail – 12%
• Travel & Hospitality – 7%

Service sector profiles most sought after

Among functional areas, legal/law professionals recorded maximum growth in talent demand for September 2019. The demand for Doctors/medical professionals saw an uptick as the overall hiring trend in Healthcare sector was up.

• Legal/Law-30%
• Doctors/Nurses/Medical Professional – 29%
• BioTechnology/ Pharmaceutical/ R&D – 28%

Tier-II cities take the lead in talent demand

Chandigarh, which was among top hiring cities in August 2019, found a spot on September 2019’s tally too. Except for Delhi-NCR, only Bengaluru saw some spurt in hiring activity, rest all other metro cities were stagnant on hiring terms.

• Lucknow – 20%
• Delhi – 12%
• Chandigarh – 13%

Junior level profiles most wanted

September 2019 saw most demand for people in the experience range of 2-5 years. Whereas hiring for Senior Management roles (10-15 years) and leadership roles (20+ Years.) reported decline, 4% and 3%, respectively Other work experience in demand were:

• <2 years – 1%
• 2-5 years – 2%
• 5-10 years – 1%