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Flexi Hiring In Govt Sector To Rise Further

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Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), an apex body of leading staffing companies in India, has raised the curtains off its report on Flexi Staffing in the government and the public sector during a National Conclave held on Wednesday (20 August). According to the report, there is a rise in temporisation in the government sector workforce which constituted 43 per cent of total 28.8 million temporary staff of an estimated 49.7 million formal sector workforce in India.

It is interesting to note that organised flexi staffing players have made significant contribution towards social security as well as government revenue in the last few years.

There are 10.5 million casual workers without any formal job contract, mainly in professions like craft and related trades workers, elementary occupations and plant and machine operators. Out of this, only 1.4 million fixed short term written job contract holders are assigned professions requiring relatively more skill such as teaching associate professionals, office clerks, protective service workers and personal care workers.

Rituparna Chakraborty, President, ISF said, "Our study observes that over 43 per cent of those dependent on government for livelihood are in temporary jobs out of which over 10.5 million have no formal job contracts. We believe that various professional flexi-staffing companies can engage closely with the government sector in a transparent and flexible manner to provide formal employment to millions and also providing access to an effective matching platform."
Suchita Dutta, Executive Director,  ISF, said, "There is a clear trend of India Inc moving towards flexi hiring adopting a blended workforce model by many leading corporates not just the government sector that allows them to monitor cost efficiently without affecting the work. It is relevant more so in an economic slowdown that India is overcoming and organizations are seen opting for project based employment with enthusiastic, adaptable and skilled multitaskers."

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