Top 3 Indian staffing trends of 2015
- Acquiring new clients, and being a strategic partner to existing clients are the top organisational priorities for Indian staffing firms. This indicates that India is a client-driven marketplace and it’s ever more important to make the right connections into organisations that will have ongoing hiring needs.
- Social professional networks are the most important and fastest growing source of quality placements, closely followed by job boards. Referral programs are also making a comeback.
- Social branding; social media is the top channel for promoting a firm’s brand and traditional sources like company websites and job boards are declining.
Passive candidates and threats
- Most professionals in India consider themselves passive candidates, only 13% see themselves as super passive and not even open to having a chat with a recruiter. This means it’s a good idea to nurture relationships with people long before they are ready to jump ship.
- The main threats to Indian staffing firms seem to be their competitors’ ability to to invest in recruiting tools, mastering social media and building strong talent pipelines.