Indian Firms See Rising Talent Demand for Remote Jobs

May 11, 20204:06 pm279 views
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Social distancing to arrest the spread of Coronavirus infections have affected the way people perceive their way of working. Recent survey among hiring managers in India found that more than half (55 percent) say the requirement for remote workers at their firms have gone up amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

Among those who said that the talent demand for remote jobs had gone up, about one-third (33 percent) respondents said that the demand grew by 20-30 percent in this review period. Meanwhile, the other 30 percent estimated that the talent demand surged above 40 percent, Economic Times reports.

According to ‘Covid-19 and its impact on jobs at India Inc’ survey conducted by TimesJobs and TechGig, seven in 10 hiring leaders stated that companies are planning new job roles that will be limited to remote working only. Given its nature of jobs, the IT domain are expected to create the most new remote jobs, followed by R&D and marketing and sales domains.

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“India Inc is going through a transitional phase amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown. The concept of remote working is no more a privilege, but a necessity to stay afloat in such difficult times. Remote working is expected to cause the next big shift in our working style, and it will be crucial for companies to put the right policies in place to ensure that both employees and employers make the most of remote work culture,” said Sanjay Goyal, business head, TimesJobs and TechGig. 

The survey also finds that system operators, store associates and digital marketing are the top three job roles that would be in demand amid the coronavirus lockdown. Other roles such as content writers, healthcare specialists, customer service executives and R&D professionals may see a surge in demand. On the contrary, job profiles related to branding, accounts management and business administration may witness a dip in talent demand amid the lockdown.

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