New Delhi: Hiring activity grew by 16 per cent in April compared to a year-ago amount, primarily led by the IT sector that registered a 39 per cent growth, according to a report.

As per the survey of a job portal, hiring activity for April 2019 stood at 2,477 that is 16 per cent higher from April 2018, where it stood at 2,139.

IT-software sector recorded a 39 per cent hiring growth over last year in April. Hiring in functional areas like website engineering, sales and business development ascertained a growth of 26 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively, the report states.

The results of the survey for the year 2018-19 remained consistent duration in a mean of 12 per cent growth in hiring. This year has started with a 16 per cent growth in hiring in April with a lot of firms tapping into the talent pool across sectors.

IT, engineering, FMCG, health care and realty business saw an upward trend in hiring, whereas banking and monetary services and automobile business witnessed a dip of 15 per cent and 1 per cent, respectively.

In terms of expertise, demand for entry-level jobs with the expertise of 0-3 years witnessed an increase of 18 per cent, whereas recruitment for mid-level executives with experience of 4-7 years rose by 17 per cent.

Recruitment activity for mid-management roles with 8-12 years of expertise grew by 11 per cent, whereas for senior management roles with 13-16 years of experience recorded a 9 per cent rise in hiring.

Besides, hiring for leadership roles with the expertise of over sixteen years enlarged by six per cent.

The report mentioned that overall hiring activity in Delhi and Chennai increased by 13 per cent each, whereas in Mumbai and Hyderabad it jumped by 11 per cent and 19 per cent, respectively.

Similarly, Pune and Bangalore registered a rise of 11 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively, in hiring.

Source: economictimes.indiatimes

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