Year Jobs: Employment market to see modest hiring, 10-15% pay hike next year
The public sector could emerge as the major ground for any large-scale hirings, especially banks, even as recruitment activities in human capital intensive sectors like technology, as also for functions like sales and marketing in other sectors, would track the macro-economic developments.
The hiring numbers for public sector banks are expected in the range of 50,000 to 70,000 people in 2013, while the private sector banking space could also see a fair amount of such activities if licenses are given to new players.
Retail sector is also expected to see large-scale hirings after the entry of foreign players into this business.
When it comes to salary hikes, the average for most of the sectors is expected in single digits as part of cost-saving efforts, even though companies would be doling out 10-15 per cent pay increments to good performers, experts say.
At the same time, the companies may not hesitate to lay off non-performers and carry out restructuring exercises to do away with non-performing business units.
Manpower India Managing Director A G Rao said that the companies would not hesitate to pay a salary hike of 10-15 per cent to performers, but at the same time some will remain very objective and cost cautious due to
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