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Q1 FY23-24 records 10% increase in hiring outlook YoY: 64% of employers keen to hire more – TeamLeas

  1. 10% increase compared to the same quarter in the previous year (April to June 22-23)

  2. Large Businesses in Servicing (86%) and Manufacturing (73%) industries are keen to increase their resource pool in the April to June quarter

  3. Services and Manufacturing industries experience positive hiring sentiment across Telecommunications, Financial Services, and Healthcare & Pharmaceutical, and FMCG industries, respectively

  4. More opportunities ahead for entry-level and mid-level employees


TeamLease Services, India’s leading staffing conglomerate revolutionising employment, employability, and ease of doing business, has released its “Employment Outlook Report” for the Services and Manufacturing sectors for Q1 (April to June 2023). The report is an in-depth analysis of hiring trends across industries, functions, and regions for non-white collar job roles. According to the report, despite the ongoing global turmoil, hiring intent in India has steadily increased over the past year. In comparison to the same quarter in the previous year (April-June 2022-23), hiring intentions in Q1 Apr-Jun FY23-24 is 10% higher. Close to 64% of employers (compared to 54% in Q1, 2022) are keen to increase their resource pool across industries. However, compared to Q4 FY22-23, the hiring outlook has witnessed a 4% dip.

According to the report findings, Q1 is projecting a strong outlook, especially for entry and junior-level employees, in both Service (73% and 71%, respectively) and Manufacturing (49% and 55%, respectively) sectors. The outlook for mid-level (54%) in Services and (32%) in Manufacturing is also balanced. From a business size perspective, large-sized organisations in the services (86%) and manufacturing (73%) sectors have weathered the recession well and have higher levels of hiring intent than in the previous quarter. Across the two quarters and sizes of companies, the services sector has higher levels of hiring intent than the manufacturing sector.

Sharing his views about the industry and the report’s findings, Mr. Kartik Narayan, CEO – Staffing, TeamLease Services, said, “Industries around the world, including those in India, have been severely affected by the current global unrest, which has resulted in large-scale layoffs, a hiring freeze, and an imminent economic downturn. Despite this, hiring prospects in India have continued to improve over the past year, with 64% of employers in the service and manufacturing industries expressing a positive outlook on hiring. The main reason for this is the changing global investment dynamics and the precautionary measures that businesses are taking.”

For candidates who are looking to secure job opportunities in the services sectors, some of the key industries leading the hiring spree are Telecommunications (96%), Financial Services (93%), Ecommerce & Allied Start-ups (89%), Retail (87%) and Education Services (83%). Whereas, for those who are looking to build a promising future in the manufacturing sector, some of the prominent industries are Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals (91%), FMCG (89%) as well as EV & Infrastructure (73%).

From a sectoral perspective, in Metro & Tier-1 cities, the hiring intent for services is at (91%) and for the manufacturing sector is at (85%). Tier-1 cities like Delhi (95%) and Mumbai (92%) in services and Mumbai (98%) and Chennai (91%) in manufacturing are thriving mainly across Financial Services, Telecommunications, Information Technology and Manufacturing, Engineering & Infrastructure, FMCG, Healthcare & Pharmaceutical respectively. However, rural hiring intentions are the lowest across all geographies and sectors. The services sector, on the other hand, shows a marginal growth of 26%.

As the world is on a massive digitization spree, the demand for skilled workers has increased to 3% and 2% in Q1 Apr-Jun FY 2023-24 for services and manufacturing, respectively. In contrast, in Q1 Apr-Jun FY 2023-24, the intent to hire for Blue-Collar job roles decreased by 6% for services and 8% for manufacturing, while the Engineering function increased slightly. Companies are also focusing more on digital marketing strategies in order to adapt to changing consumer behaviour.

“Looking at the current 5G rollout, adoption and increasing number of use cases, the telecommunications sector in India is seeing an increase in infrastructure investment to meet the growing needs of both local and global clients. As a result, telecom companies plan to invest INR 2,000 crore in the construction of large hyper-scale data centres, resulting in steady growth and job creation for blue-collar, gig, and grey-collar workers. Additionally, the information technology industry is also looking to establish data centres. While there is demand for traditional non-white-collar jobs in the sector, workforce rationalisation around the world and in India has impacted hiring intentions.” added Mr. Mayur Taday, Chief Business Officer, TeamLease Services.

Looking at the attrition trend, the services industry is seeing a low talent retention rate, especially in Growth Businesses (11%) and Mature Businesses (15%) whereas the manufacturing industry is observing a positive increment across segments like Textile (2.23%), Power and Energy (6.47%), and Manufacturing, Engineering & Infrastructure (8.14%), the same industries had observed the attrition of 1.22%, 5.63%, and 7.51 respectively in Oct-Dec, 2022.

The TeamLease Employment Outlook Report is a foresight tool for Business and HR heads, Senior Management and Policy-makers as well as employees and freshers to better understand the hiring sentiment. It had surveyed 809 small, medium and large companies across 14 industries in India and covered non-white collar profiles. The Intent to hire indicator is specifically tailored to capture both moderate and significant changes in hiring sentiment within companies. By comparing the previous quarter’s environment to the current quarter, the metric allows us to accurately gauge the current quarter’s environment.

About TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd.

TeamLease Services is one of India’s leading people supply chain companies offering a range of solutions to 3500+ employers for their hiring, productivity and scale challenges. A Fortune India 500 company listed on the NSE & BSE, TeamLease has hired 20 lakhs+ people over the last 20 years. One of India’s fastest growing employers, TeamLease also operates India’s first NAAC Accredited Skill University and India’s fastest growing PPP Degree Apprenticeship Program. The Company offers solutions to large, medium and small clients across the 3Es of Employment (over 2.9 lakhs associates/trainees), Employability (over 5 lakhs students) and Ease-of-doing Business (over 1000 employers). In FY2015, TeamLease rolled out DA (Degree Apprenticeship) to provide on-the-job training to apprentices.

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