Less hiring, more firing likely for auto sector in 2013
In its latest survey on the Indian automobile sector, Naukri.com said many companies are likely to even resort to firing employees to cut operational costs.
"The Indian auto market has been facing turbulent times, with car sales growth pegged to be the lowest in last 10 years. A survey with recruiters from the auto sector echoed a dismal sentiment with only 51 per cent predicting new jobs to be created in 2013," the website said in the report.
This is in contrast to an earlier finding when 65 per cent of the manufacturers surveyed in July last year talked of creating new jobs, it added.
Naukri.com, however, said there is a ray of optimism as about 60 per cent recruiters have said that they will continue with replacement hiring even if the companies do not create new positions.
Talking about dismissal of staff to reduce costs, the report said: "Employers said that layoffs will happen at the 8-15 years experience levels, while new jobs will be createdfor the 4-8 years experience category."
Further, talent crunch has also emerged as an area of concern for almost all recruiters with 78 per cent of them saying that finding the right person matching with the job requirements is the biggest challenge faced by them.
On giving out annual salary hikes, Naukri.com said: "When we asked recruiters on