Job market eyes over 10-lakh hiring, hefty hikes in New Year


New Delhi: Good news awaits the job market in the New Year with the companies expected to add more than 10 lakh employees to their payrolls and dole out hefty salary hikes in the range of 10-30 percent for right talent in 2016.
According to HR experts and headhunters, the year 2015 saw a bullish trend in terms of hiring activities and the same is likely to continue in 2016 on favourable economic growth forecast and the emergence of a startup ecosystem in various sectors including retail, finance and technology.

Besides, the job market can get a further boost from the entry of new global players including in the manufacturing space and into the sectors that have been opened further for foreign investments.

“The organised sector in India is set to create about one million new jobs in the calendar year 2016,” Rajesh Kumar, CEO of & said.

Besides, the salary hikes and bonuses in India are expected to be in the double digit this appraisal season. According to a new survey by, a
recruitment platform, most employers are optimistic about their hiring plans in 2016. The survey covered 5,480 companies across 12 industry sectors in 21 major cities.

The latest Job Outlook 2016 survey of over 1,614 employers across India also shows positive hiring plans by nearly 60 per cent of the surveyed organisations. The survey covered over 1,614 employers across India.

“With the government’s Digital India and Make in India push, manpower demand is bound to increase in core technology and manufacturing sectors in 2016,” COO Vivek Madhukar said.

The e-commerce and startups will add a significant number of jobs this year, he added.

On salary front, HR experts forecast handsome pay hikes and the hikes could be much higher for the top talent.

The Seventh Pay Commission recommendations, which call for a hefty hike in salaries of the government employees, are also expected to have a ripple effect in the private sector.

“In year 2016, average raise of the salary will go around12-14 per cent wherein the key performers salary hike can hit as good as 25-30 per cent,” executive search firm GlobalHunt’s Managing Director Sunil Goel said. According to Chief Sales Officer V Suresh, “2016 will be an year to cheer for job-seekers across sectors.

Our Naukri Hiring Outlook also predicts IT/ITES and BFSI to sustain the momentum gained in the coming year as well.

“Echoing similar sentiment, staffing firm Teamlease Managing Director Ashok Reddy said “We are expecting a 10-12 per cent increase in hiring in 2016 as favourable growth forecast coupled with renewed faith in the ongoing reforms and fast clipped consumer spending is expected to boost the employment scenario”



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