Hiring of NRI professionals up 5% in Jan-March

Aditi Nigam New Delhi | Updated on April 11, 2012 Published on April 11, 2012

Hiring of non-resident Indian (NRI) professionals rose 5 per cent in January-March 2012 with the IT and ITeS sectors lapping up the maximum numbers at 23 per cent.

According to a recent online survey by job portal, and, apart from IT and ITeS, prospects for NRI hiring this year were also promising in pharmaceuticals and healthcare, automobiles and infrastructure sectors.

The survey, which covered 946 employers from 11 industry segments in six cities, saw the maximum hiring in Bangalore.

Its NRI professional hiring index was highest in Bangalore (29 per cent), followed by Delhi/NCR (27 per cent), Mumbai (26 per cent), Hyderabad (18 per cent), Chennai and Kolkata (16 per cent).

“Overall hiring activity was not good in the final quarter of last financial year, but hiring activity of NRIs had increased. Sectors like IT, pharma and healthcare these days prefer to hire candidates with international exposure. They have even made their salary structure almost at par, with ESOPs a major part of the attraction,” Mr Rajesh Kumar, CEO, & said in a release.

Published on April 11, 2012
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