What are the main staffing trends in India? Just like in the US and Southeast Asia, our friends at LinkedIn have investigated what the top priorities are for staffing firms.

Top 3 Indian staffing trends of 2015

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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About Jörgen Sundberg

Founder of Undercover Recruiter & CEO at Link Humans, an employer branding agency.

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