Indian employers set to slow hiring: Manpower
However, net employment outlooks remain positive in all industry sectors and all regions, and the number of employers who say they intend to hire in the fourth quarter outnumber those who report they will reduce payrolls by almost 20 to 1. Additionally, more than half of all employers surveyed indicate they plan to keep their workforces at current levels through the end of the year, said the survey.
Sanjay Pandit, managing director of ManpowerGroup India, said, “The weaker hiring outlook reflects caution amongst employers as Indian companies gauge the impact of the ongoing global slowdown compounded by local governance issues and policy paralysis. Keep in mind that our research indicates Indian employers do not intend to shed staff, but they are definitely planning to considerably downshift their hiring until they see more positive signals in the marketplace. In the current situation, it is important for Indian employers to redefine their workforce strategies and adopt innovative ways to leverage the strength of people in the Human Age and stay competitive in an increasingly volatile economy".
Hiring plans in all four regions of India and all seven industry sectors weaken by varying degrees for the coming quarter, with outlooks declining by 20 or more percentage points in five
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