Hiring activities to return to pre-pandemic levels: Naukri

Hiring activities are predicted to return to pre-pandemic levels with salary increments touching by 30% by the first half of the year as per Naukri’s Hiring Outlook Survey 2022.

March 30, 2022

Naukri interviewed 1879 companies and consultants for the survey.

IT sector, business development and marketing will account for 59%, 43%, and 36% growth respectively.

Factors such as high attrition rates and talent shortage will primarily drive the hirings in 2022.

About 41% of Indian companies are getting ready to welcome employees back to work.

Hiring activities are predicted to return to pre-pandemic levels with salary increments touching by 30% by the first half of the year as per Naukri’s Hiring Outlook Survey 2022. For the survey, Naukri interviewed 1879 companies and consultants. It is anticipated that the IT sector, business development and marketing will account for 59%, 43%, and 36% growth respectively. Due to an increased demand for IT roles, this sector will witness a high employee fallout rate of 49%. 

Factors such as high attrition rates and talent shortage will primarily drive the hirings in 2022, with 40% of companies offering an average salary increment of 15%. Approximately 67% of the respondents stated that there is a preference for candidates with a job experience of 3-5 years, followed by candidates with an experience of 1-3 years, followed by those with 5-8 years. Campus placements have also seen an uptick in activities which indicates a positive market sentiment. 

Although 40% of respondents stated that the work-from-home model is as productive as working in the office, 41% of Indian companies are getting ready to welcome employees back to work. In addition, 57% recruiters indicated an increase in both new and replacement hiring in their organizations.