Top 4 Hiring Trends To Watch Out For In 2017'

Companies whether they are huge established corporations or new startups are always in the hunt for fresh talent – namely graduates and young professionals who have the necessary job related skills, have the capacity to adapt to a fast paced work environment and are up to date with the latest development of the  field .


In this essay we will be covering a few of the hottest hiring or recruitment trends in the job market in India today. If you are a fresh graduate or a young professional on the hunt for a job, then this article is for you. Information whether it is information about the target company, or information about the market in which the target company is associated with.


Being informed about the job market trends will help you choose the right job which fits your skills and will also help you assess your employability scale and work on improving your skills.


There’s Growing Market For Job Related Skills : The Indian job market is slowly transitioning from degree based to skill based jobs. Having relevant skills and certificates are being given more preference than just a degree. This is because fresh graduates with a college degree but without the relevant skills are a burden to the company, as the firm have to spend resources on training that person.


Algorithm based employee sourcing portals are being utilized by variou companies to trawl various social websites to search for work experience and skills and short list prospective candidates.


Digital Sector Recruitment Boom : Since we are living in a digital world now and the Indian government is determined to digitalize India, it’s safe to  predict that digital sectors will be hiring fresh talent to carry out online marketing campaigns, help companies establish a robust online presence etc. So students with an MBA in marketing and possessing relevant skills like SEO/SEM Google Adwords Certification will have bright prospects.


The Indian Express claims that in 2017 there might be also a demand for specialized talents focused on upskilling like Cloud & Distributed Computing, Algorithm Design etc.


S For Social Media : The social media like LinkedIn, Facebook etc will play key role in recruitment. Many companies instead of posting jobs on classified are trying to spread their brand awareness to prospective job seekers through social media. The social media is a huge employment and recruitment source for employers. According to websites like YourStory,com 94% of employers resort to social media portals like LinkedIn to employ new talent.


Referral Hire Will Rise : Many mid sized companies will not be able to consult recruitment consultants so will depend on the referral system where their senior employee ( management level employees) will refer new candidates on basis of experience, skill etc. The employee will act as brand ambassadors promoting the company’s market presence to interested job seekers and also ensure that talented, skilled candidates only apply.



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