Workforce from India more relevant than China: Manpower
However, the Indian government and companies need to focus on understanding the skill sets they would need in the future and train the country's young population accordingly to maintain the supply-demand balance of the job market, Manpower Group President (Global Corporate and Government Affairs) David Arkless said in an interview here.
Arkless, who was here to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, maintained that he remains optimistic aboutthe Indian labour market, although the conditions remain volatile and uncertain globally.
"In terms of job market, our views are a little different from the 'Resilient Dynamism' theme of Davos meeting.
"We are telling our customers that only one thing is certain in future and that is the uncertainty. We know that there is going to be volatility... We are telling all our associates that this is the new normal. It is not going to go back to what it was five years ago," he said.
Asked about the Indian labour market, Arkless said: "India is not a typical emerging market economy. It is a very specific talent market and Indian economy operates totally differently from Chinese or any other emerging market or global growth economy.
"In terms of human capital benefit, India has a highly literate and very driven young people. We see that the big benefit for India is that
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