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Employers To Recruit For More Permanent Roles

According to HireRight India Employment Report, recruitment drives will focus more on filling permanent roles, as opposed to temporary or contract positions


Companies in India are likely to recruit more permanent employees than contractual workers in the times ahead, a report said here on Tuesday.

According to the HireRight India Employment Screening Benchmark Report 2018, the results suggest that recruitment drives will focus more on filling permanent roles, as opposed to temporary or contract positions. 

Steve Girdler, Managing Director of HireRight for EMEA and APAC commented, "Contractors by their very nature are transient - they are employed for a specified length of time and then move on. However, most organisations would regard high turnover as a negative."

He added, "Not only does this require a constant cycle of training and recruiting, it also becomes difficult to establish a corporate culture and brand when people are constantly coming and going."

Girdle said that although contract-based workers in a company go through screening process with an agency, the process is not always consistent.

Further in 2018, nearly 43 percent of companies had less than 10 percent of their workforce made up of non-employee workers which contrasts with the previous year's findings, where 73 percent of organisations stated that contingent workers accounted for 10 percent to 19 percent of their workforce.

The report also highlighted that companies in the country would emphasise on retaining employees in 2018. Despite ambitious growth plans, attracting talent appears to be a concern for fewer than half of employers (46 percent) in India.

Instead, Indian employers are turning their attentions to minimising turnover, with the number of organisations investing in retention strategies more than doubling from 22 percent in 2017 to 47 percent in 2018.

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