● How will the hiring trends change in the tech space in the next financial year?
Hiring managers and recruiters were unable to meet face-to-face with prospects over the past year. As a result, there were less opportunities to evaluate a candidate’s soft skills, such as communication and confidence. Organizations are using more comprehensive technologies that put candidates through stringent evaluation procedures to make up for the lost interpersonal interaction. These
include AI-driven psychometric assessments, VR and AR-driven skill-testing simulation tools, and smart video interview tools that track and measure behavioral components of a candidate’s profile.
A very obvious relocation and decentralization of talent has also become a reality as remote work gains popularity in the IT sector. IT companies have started
looking towards smaller towns and cities for new talent because they are no longer constrained by geography.
Soft skills have always been in demand in the Indian IT industry, including communication, time management, conflict resolution, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving. However, due to the ongoing adjustments made to work structures and procedures over the past year, leadership and mentoring abilities have grown in popularity. Organizations are employing managers and leaders
who are prepared to coach and train younger workers in order to help them through these uncertain times.
One might anticipate more trends to emerge in the coming months as the Indian IT industry continues to develop against the background of the COVID-19 aftermath. Being adaptable to the needs and demands of the changing times is essential for success in a time when the business landscape is changing at an unforeseen rate.
● Do you see the job recruitment trends changing in the upcoming years?
new positions and job titles
In tiny to enormous enterprises, a tonne of new jobs and new job titles will be established over the course of the next ten years. The recruitment sector will need to handle a large number of new employment as a result of the advent of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Sciences, and automation.
Machine learning and algorithms
While some firms continue to collect a tonne of paper CVs, the majority have switched to digital CVs, and they plan to change that as well. The application and shortlisting processes will improve much further with the aid of potent software that now exists and will get even better.
Frequently altering hiring strategies
Hiring strategies are currently evolving, just as recruiting teams have for a long time. Every large, successful company is aware of how quickly they must alter their hiring strategies to stay competitive.
modern tools and technologies
The most recent technology and tools won’t make recruiters obsolete. Since there is always a need to hire individuals who can handle these tools and mediums in a way that makes them so good and effective at what they do, they will really do the reverse.
Data will be used more than it has ever been in the decade between 2020 and 2029. Data such as on talent, leadership, selection criteria, and recruiting practices.
● What are the different trends in skilling companies look for that were never the norm 2 years back?
Communication with Impact: In a virtual world with little face-to-face interaction, the words and communication media that are used will have the biggest
long-term effects. The customized method of communication, which is
immediate, continuous, and consistent with the message that needs to be communicated, will undoubtedly set it apart. Impact is what matters, whether a sentence is brief and to the point or lengthy and impassioned.
Additional Real Heroes in Leadership Positions Organizations and employees look up to leaders as role models for the attitudes and skills that have been displayed on their office walls and posters.
Machine learning and algorithms
While some firms continue to collect a tonne of paper CVs, the majority have switched to digital CVs, and they plan to change that as well. The application and shortlisting processes will improve much further with the aid of potent software that now exists and will get even better. And the current situation has only accelerated the adoption of technology, as evidenced by the increased use of online delivery methods that will increase inclusion, whether it be of people in remote locations who would otherwise have to travel for days to attend a training programme or more women due to the availability of more work from home opportunities.
Microlearning: Because our attention spans are finite, we need content that is sharper and shorter. Companies will have to look at content that is bite-sized, effective to attract the employee’s interest, and keeps people engaged, rather than extensive training hours with the same effectiveness.
● What are the reasons for the shift in why companies are hiring in non-metro cities?
The COVID-19 epidemic is boosting demand for IT talent in non-metropolitan locations as well. Demand for tech-based talent is typically associated with
growing cyber centers and gleaming metros. Work from home (WFH) and hybrid working environments have grown in popularity, creating an atmosphere where businesses are eager to open smaller offices across India, away from their main offices and hubs of activity.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s requirements for rapid digitisation have given rise to a large development potential for IT businesses, who are now eager to benefit in this growth era by bolstering their staff.
The space required for recent grads is also being created by emerging technologies like 5G, XDS, artificial intelligence, cloud, robotic process automation, blockchain, IoT, and cyber security.
● Where are the leading job markets according to Jetking in India?
People will naturally gravitate toward businesses in which they have the aptitude and expertise to thrive, but when you combine that with people’s strong desire to earn more money, have some level of job stability, as well as some flexibility for remote work, most of these sectors fit the description.
- Advertising and marketing
- Computer and information technology
- Health care
- Business and finance
- Food and hospitality
- Arts and entertainment
- Office and administrative support
- Community and social services
● Which skills are in demand and what qualifications are enterprises looking for in their applicants?
You must pursue in-demand talents to advance your career, differentiate yourself from other applicants, and broaden your knowledge and capabilities. The following list of the most in-demand abilities will help you stay a competitive job applicant:
- Cloud computing
- Sales leadership
- Mobile app development
- People management
- Audio production
- UX design
- SEO/SEM marketing
- Industrial design
- Time management
(The author is Mr. Harsh Bharwani, CEO & Managing Director of Jetking and the views expressed in this article are his own)