Press Release

Hiring activity sees 18% growth in August'14 over August'13: Naukri Job Speak Index

September 22 2014

  • Telecom sector sees maximum growth in August'14 over August'13

The Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of August 2014 was at 1478 indicating an 18% growth in hiring when compared to August 2013. Industry wise hiring sentiment was exuberant with sectors like Telecom and BPO sector has seen an increase of 36% and 26% respectively in August'14 as compared to August'13. Among the top metros Delhi-NCR region has seen the maximum growth with the index moving up by 24% in the same period.

Sumeet Singh, Sr VP Marketing Corporate communications and Strategic Alliances Info Edge (India) Ltd said “Hiring activity has seen a growth in the past six months with the Naukri Job Speak Index showing consistent levels of growth especially in sectors like IT and BPO. We expect hiring activity to sustain its momentum in the coming months”.

Industry Sector Analysis
An in depth analysis reveals that apart from the Telecom and BPO sector, IT and Banking sector have seen growth with the index moving up by 24% and 26% in August’14 over August’13. Auto and Pharma sector have also experienced growth with the index going up by 13% each in the same period.

Other sectors like Insurance and Construction have seen a single digit growth with the index moving down by 8% and 4% respectively in August'14 over August'13.

Functional Area Analysis
The demand for professionals working in BPO saw the maximum growth with the index moving up by 29% in August’14 over August'13. Professionals employed in IT and HR sector also saw a spike with the Naukri Job Speak Index moving up by 24% and 27% respectively in August'14 over August’13. Other areas like Supply Chain and Engineering design have seen an increase of 22% and 20% each in this time period.

Professionals employed in Banking & Insurance and Production maintenance have seen an increase of 19% and 13% respectively in August'14 over August'13.

City Wise Analysis
Amongst metros, Delhi-NCR region saw the maximum growth in hiring in August’14 over August'13. It was followed by Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata which have seen an increase of 22% respectively in the same time period. Cities like Pune and Hyderabad have also seen a growth of 20% and 17% in August'14 over August'13.

Mumbai has seen the least increase in hiring in the previous month with the index moving up by 11% in August'14 over August'13.

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Geetu Batra