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Worst hit sectors like Travel & Hospitality and Retail bounce back; register over 100% hiring activityVarious sectors in India showed a robust recovery curve with respect to recruitment activities, owing to renewed optimism in the business environment. As per the latest Naukri JobSpeak Index, the worst-hit sectors during the pandemic Travel & Hospitality (+169%) and Retail (+112%) witnessed a triple-digital Y-O-Y growth rate. The freshers band of 0-3 years saw the highest growth of 214% in Travel & Hospitality sector in Apr’22 vs Apr’21. Following a similar trend, the Education sector (+108%) also grew at a phenomenal pace indicating a strong demand for talent. Other sectors such as Real Estate (+89%), Insurance (+83%), and BFSI (+77%) registered a significant jump in hiring activity in comparison to the last year. Furthermore, industries like Auto/Auto Ancillary (+37%), Telecom/ISP (+36%), and FMCG (+34%) also observed a positive hiring growth.
Metros and non-metros witness a double-digit growth w.r.t hiring demandThe job market continues to reflect promising hiring patterns across metros and non-metros. Amongst metros, Mumbai (+63%) registered the highest growth in demand for new talent across this month as compared to April 2021. Delhi (+47%), Pune (+38%), Kolkata (+38%), Chennai (+34%) and Hyderabad (+32%) also remained positive. In non-metros, a positive hiring sentiment is observed with Coimbatore leading the race once again by showing a strong growth trajectory at +63% in April 2022 vs last year. Other cities such as Jaipur (+50%), Vadodara (+32%), Kochi (+24%), and Ahmedabad (+22%) also maintained positive Y-O-Y hiring momentum.
All experience bands continue to attract recruitersDemand for professionals across all experience bands remained steady in April 2022, with freshers (0-3 years) witnessing the highest growth of +52% compared to a year ago. Hiring activities across 4-7 years (+37%), 8-12 years (+24%), 13-16 years (+37%), and over 16 years (+33%) also grew during the month. Commenting on the report, Pawan Goyal, Chief Business Officer, Naukri.com said,
“The new financial year has witnessed a strong sentimental uplift when it comes to hiring activity across all parts of the country. The worst-hit sector of Travel & Hospitality continues to recover registering the highest growth in the last year growing by 169% over last year. These are good signs indicating that the nation is on the path to economic recovery and we are hopeful that in the coming months hiring activity will continue its strong momentum.”
MethodologyThe Naukri JobSpeak is a monthly Index that calculates and records hiring activity based on the job listings on Naukri.com website month on month and year on year. The objective of Naukri JobSpeak is to measure the hiring activity in various industries, cities, and experience levels. The data is compiled from the website wherein jobs posted by clients on Naukri.com are considered. July 2008 is taken as the base with an index value of 1,000 and the subsequent monthly index is compared with the data for July 2008. The report shows hiring trends across industry sectors, geography, and experience level. More than 76,000 clients use Naukri.com, leading to the high reliability of data. The report does not cover gig employment, hyperlocal hiring, or campus placement. Data on functional area hiring has been retired due to changes in the nomenclature. Over a long period of time, Naukri JobSpeak could be impacted by factors like internet penetration, Naukri market share, Naukri pricing, and job listing drives.
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