Recruitment News Roundup - Jan 2016

Posted by: Editorial Team Date:Feb 04, 2016


Market News, Trends & Predictions

10 HR Trends You'll See In 2016
The rise of technology and social media have completely redefined the role of Human Resources around the world. To understand what the future holds for HR professionals around the world P World we spoke to over 60 international HR experts, discussing their ideas and predictions for the year ahead. The conclusion- 2016 is going to be one of the most complex years in the global HR world.
Source: Huffington Post; 29 Dec, 2015

The 25 skills that can get you hired in 2016
Indian professionals are most likely to attract employers if their profile showcases one or more of the skills which topped the chart for 2015. The skill categories that made it to the top three for India are: 1. Cloud and Distributed Computing; 2. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining; and 3. Storage Systems and Management. 
Source: LinkedIn; 12 Jan, 2016

Indian job market on revival mode
The Indian job market is on revival mode, says, which has released the consolidated hiring activity of 5 years. Through the whitepaper, a first of a kind 'Monster Employment Index', online hiring trends across key sectors such as IT, BFSI, production and manufacturing have been analyzed. 
Source: Economic Times; 19 Jan, 2016

Job scope huge in India, need to impart right skills, says Vishal Sikka
With a new WEF study warning about a net loss of over five million jobs in next five years due to the fourth industrial revolution, IT giant Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka today said there are huge employment opportunities in India but there is a need to impart right skills and training.
Source: Economic Times; 20 Jan, 2016

MNCs beat Indian companies as preferred places to work
Multinational companies (MNCs) beat Indian firms as preferred place to work, as nearly 88 percent employees working with domestic firms, if offered a choice, would like to switch to international organisations, says a survey.
Source: Business Standard; 21 Jan, 2016

Millions of new jobs being created in India, says Chanda Kochhar
The renewed focus on manufacturing sector, innovation and skill development will create millions of new jobs in India, top banker Chanda Kochhar said today as leaders from neighbouring countries Pakistan and Sri Lanka also vowed to take steps to boost employment generation.
Source: Economic Times; 21 Jan, 2016

Government initiatives like Make in India and Smart Cities likely to create over 5 lakh new jobs in FY17
Ambitious government initiatives such as Make in India and Smart Cities are likely to create more than 5 lakh new jobs in FY17 on the project side, according to recruiters and headhunters.
Source: Economic Times; 29 Jan, 2016

Employee News

Salaries to go up by 10.5% in 2016: Mercer report
Among various sectors surveyed, the projected base salary increase ranges from 10% to 11% overall, with relatively higher increases for the life sciences, information technology and chemical industries, said the report, which surveyed 691 firms across various sectors.
Source: Mint; 15 Jan, 2016

Awards & Recognition

People Matters Crowns India's Emerging HR Leaders
People Matters in association with DDI crowned this year’s emerging HR leaders who are going to be the change-agents in the fraternity in future. ‘Are You In The List 2015’ saw some of the best of the young HR minds battling it out in an intense qualifying application process with a series of assessments by the DDI, to finally emerge as winners. In their 4th year running, 7,500 young HR managers across the country have participated in this award process since its inception.
Source: The Telegraph; 23 Jan, 2016


Randstad Launches Randstad Technologies In India
HR service Randstad has launched Randstad Technologies in India — a new identity for the company’s IT Staffing business, targeted primarily at the Captive or Global In-house Centers (GIC), IT services and Product companies in the country, who are subject to market volatility and are seeking an enabler for operational excellence. Randstad Technologies will operate as a separate brand under the staffing business, within Randstad India.
Source: Business World; 14 Jan 2016

Nuance Communications to hire 3,000 medical language specialists in India
Nuance Communications Inc, a Nasdaq-listed provider of voice and language solutions, is planning to hire 3,000 medical language specialists (MLS) in India over the next two years, according to its vice-president (global human resources, healthcare division) Eric Tinch. Announcing the launch of the company's 600-seater facility in Hyderabad on Tuesday, he told mediapersons that the expansion was part of a larger growth plan for India.
Source: Business Standard; 26 Jan 2016

Leadership Movements in HR & Talent Acquisition

HR Head takes over as CEO of Capgemini India
Srinivas Kandula has been appointed the CEO of Capgemini, India, replacing Aruna Jayanthi, who has moved to a global role in the Group. Kandula was EV-P, and Chief People Officer at IGate, the company acquired by Capgemini in 2015. Kandula has also joined the Capgemini Group Executive Committee.
Source: HR Katha; 14 Jan 2016

OYO Rooms appoints Dinesh R as CHRO
Dinesh R has joined OYO Rooms, online aggregator of budget hotels, as CHRO. Prior to this he was director, compensation & benefits, Asia Pacific at Coca Cola. Dinesh, an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), started his career with ITC as HR generalist at the company’s Munger manufacturing unit, in 2003.
Source: HR Katha; 28 Jan 2016

Campus Buzz

Over 80% engineering graduates in India unemployable: Study
There seems to be a significant skill gap in the country as 80 per cent of the engineering graduates are "unemployable", says Aspiring Minds National Employability Report, highlighting the need for an upgraded education and training system.
Source: India Today; 24 Jan, 2016

Big jump in campus offers at IIM-Kozhikode, average salary up by 12%
IIM-Kozhikode has completed its final placements with the top domestic offer at Rs 37 lakh, a 25 per cent increase over the highest package of Rs 29.5 lakh last year. Average salary for the 353-strong batch rose more than 12 per cent to Rs 17.1 lakh. Finance firms made offers to 21 per cent of the batch, while sales and marketing domain absorbed 27 per cent. 
Source: Economic Times; 26 Jan, 2016

Campus hiring by ecomm companies like Flipkart, Snapdeal, others at major institutes likely to see steep fall this season
Campus hiring by large ecommerce companies at top Bschools is likely to see a steep fall this placement season, according to early estimates by sources from more than half-a-dozen such institutes. While Flipkart and Snapdeal had together hired close to 400 graduates from India's top B-schools during placements last year, the two are likely to hire only a small fraction of that number this year. 
Source: Economic Times; 26 Jan, 2016

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Name:Subedar Yadav Date:Feb 26, 2016