Maharashtra has emerged as the preferred state for talent acquisition by automobile, banking, financial services & insurance, pharma, hospitality and core sectors like oil and gas, power, steel, minerals and FMCG, according to India Hiring Intent survey.
The survey was part of India Skills report, a joint initiative by PeopleStrong, a leading HR solutions and HR Technology company from India, Wheebox, a Global Talent Assessment Company, and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), LinkedIn, AIU, AICTE and UNDP.
The report captured the hiring intent from over 125+ employers and 500 thousand candidates from all 29 states on various parameters like – skills in English language, domain knowledge, numerical and logical ability, and various soft skills like critical thinking, conflict resolution. Maharashtra ranks among the top three states in skills related to numerical and logical ability, computer literacy, and English language along with domain expertise. This makes it an attractive hiring destination for employers. In contrast to this there are some states which have performed exceptionally well in one of the segments but not in others.
Mr. Pankaj Bansal, Co-founder and CEO of PeopleStrong, said “In terms of hiring, Maharashtra is only one of the ten states that have maximum percentage of employable candidates also features as the most preferred hiring destination by employers across sectors. It thus becomes more clear that focus on matchmaking skills with jobs has huge impact. The fourth edition of India Skills Report, 2017 has come up with the new found focus on employability and matchmaking than mere skilling. And it is exciting to see that employers, academia and the government have started working in tandem to achieve the same”
Some key sectors which prefer hiring from Maharashtra are automobile, banking & financial services and pharma & healthcare. In all these sectors the employers have shown an increase in hiring intent (in the range of 5-10%) from last year.
Apart from Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh too feature among the states with most employable population.
PeopleStrong is India’s leading human resource (HR) solutions and HR Technology Company, enriching experience of over 175+ corporate customers and over 500,000 users. With the vision to simplify work life, PeopleStrong delivers its technology and services in one offering, using its on-demand technology product PeopleStrong Alt, which has distilled tens of thousands of hours of ‘natural research and development (R&D) — a decade long experience of servicing the HR functions of top Indian companies. Known for its penchant to innovate, PeopleStrong has many firsts to its name, the recent one being India’s first native HR App for smartphones that aims to transform the future of work and work life in the HR world. PeopleStrong is the first company in the space to be successfully assessed on SSAE16.