The global professional services firm, ZS, is going to hire over 3,000 fresh graduates as well as professionals this year. Of the total hiring, 30% will work in business consulting, 45% in business tech and 25% will work in the business operations verticals of the firm. Some new incentives were also introduced for the employees including a one-time WFH allowance and giving out an extra year-end bonus to celebrate the firm’s success.
Capgemini has 19,000 open positions in India this year. The French firm is likely to close these opening with a mix of freshers and mid-level hires. Hiring, mostly, will be both in operational and technology roles for the new age digital technologies skills. Capgemini India has around 1.2 lakh employees, accounting for over 50% of the total workforce, and is its largest delivery engine. Last year it also hired over 12,000 freshers in India.
Hiring in 74% of India’s tech firms are set to rise by 14% in 2021, said a report by recruitment services firm Michael Page India. The report highlights a stable recovery in 2021 with recruitment across industries verticles. Job roles such as app architect backend engineer and CTO will be in demand. Professionals having skills such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will be in most sought after in 2021.
KPMG India has hired about 800 fresh graduates and postgraduates, over and above about 550 lateral or experienced, at the first signs of recovery after COVID-19 pandemic. Large firms including PwC, Deloitte and EY too have seen momentum in their hiring numbers as firms look to invest in digital transformation verticals. 60% of the fresher hires will be in consulting businesses, primarily digital and core consulting offerings of EY.
Uber said is working to hire 225 engineers in India, strengthening its tech team in the key overseas market months after it eliminated thousands of jobs globally. The ride-hailing firm, which competes with Ola, said it has hired Manikandan Thangarathnam, who spent nearly 13 years as a director of engineering at Amazon, to lead the company’s rider and platform engineering teams in Bangalore. Uber announced it would hire 140 engineers in India last month.
The hiring index for Sept at 1755 marks an improvement of 24% in hiring activity, compared to August at 1413, as per Naukri JobSpeak Index. The growth is driven by industries like pharma, FMCG, Education/Teaching, IT etc. However, the hiring activity in Sept declined by 23% versus last year. But the declining trajectory is becoming less steep every subsequent month. YoY growth rate for IT-Hardware, Networking industry turned positive (+26%) versus last year.
Paytm is looking to hire people for 1,000 positions within the next few months. Apart from this, the company is also looking to bring in over 50 key senior-level hires for vice president and above positions for tech and business roles. The new roles will include engineers, data scientists, financial analysts. The company has been expanding its operations in lending, insurance, wealth management and offline payments business.