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Indian firms tapping talent at senior positions in Covid times

There was an uptick in hiring senior executives in India compared to freshers and mid-level executives in the pandemic period (April to July) as the enterprises looked to invest in talent at the very top levels, a new report said on Monday.

Indian companies hired 72 percent of top executives as compared to 28 percent of freshers and mid-level executives in the reported period, according to the SCIKEY talent commerce platform, a talent marketplace.

In May, companies hired 90 percent, senior leaders, with an experience of 8 to 15 years and only 10 percent of freshers and mid-level employees with an experience of 0-7 years.

In June, the tally improved for freshers/mid-level employees with 35 percent hiring as companies took 65 percent, senior leaders, onboard.

The companies hired 62 percent, senior leaders, as compared to 38 percent freshers and mid-level employees in July.

“Companies need to go beyond their organization to secure right skill sets, mindset, and experience of people who may have successfully steered their organization through challenging times,” said Karunjit Kumar Dhir, Co-founder, SCIKEY.

The findings were based on job postings from April to July and the data is from 300 jobs provided for IT professionals in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

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