The Indian Recruitment sector is pitched at being an industry
worth Rs 2000 crores in 2010.
The highest grosser is the consultants in IT and Financial
Annual salary increment in the year gone by has been to the
tune of 30-35 percent, something that even developed nations
are keen to achieve.
Staffing demand has been on the rise in almost all sectors,
especially in banking, insurance, IT, telecom, retail and financial
As of today, ‘RECRUITMENT’ is the most vibrant sector with
recruiters being able to earn up to 150 % of their salary in
The human resource industry in India has grown at a
compounded annual growth rate of 21% over the past four
years and is pegged to be around Rs 22,800 crore, according
to a report by Executive Recruiters Association & Ernst &
"The Indian economic, social and cultural landscape is in the
middle of unprecedented change. The need for solutions for
complex problems of growth, innovation, and
professionalization is driving the opportunity for the HR
solutions industry in a way that has never been seen before,"
says Amit Zutshi, Partner in Ernst & Young's Transaction
Advisory Services practice. Temporary hiring has a 73%
market share while permanent staffing has 13% of the pie,
says the report.
Kamal Karanth, CEO at Kelly Services India highlights that
staffing presents huge opportunities for the industry. In India
there are 13 lacs temp workers presently in the organized
sector and estimates by the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF)
project that the demand will swell to 90 lacs, across the next
Balaji, MD and CEO at Randstad India, highlights that for
global companies, understanding the dynamics and
characteristics of the Indian market will be a core challenge.
Another core challenge for most recruiting companies across
2013 will be low operating margins.
Ashok Reddy, CEO at Teamlease, highlights that it will be
essential to look at how to scale the business and make the
business independent of one or two core people.
While the outlook for 2013 is expected to remain fairly
static, the recruiting industry will likely witness changes in
terms of consolidation, new delivery models, and a
greater reliance on technology.
Sizeable growth opportunities in staffing
Specialized talent search in STEM, Pharmaceuticals,
Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO)
Longer recruiting cycles
Stagnant growth outlook
Question on ability to scale
Availability of talent pool
Consulting services in India comprise strategy consultants, niche boutique
consultants, recruitment consultants, business consultants, IP or
knowledge consultants, leadership consultants, and system integrators.
Sankar Ramamurthy, Executive Director at PWHC, is optimistic that the
outlook for consulting service will be positive in 2013.
He highlights that some services like compensation, evaluation, and
recruitment will be evergreen.
People- based services and analytics will likely come up in a big way.
There will likely be high demand for value-based services including learning
solutions, social media services for recruiting and branding, and
PSUs and homegrown companies
SMEs and Indian multinationals
Consolidation in the market
Analytics and people-based services
Relative low maturity compared to other markets
Dearth of quality talent
Demand side cost pressures
The future looks extremely promising as the recruitment industry
heats up again.
The global markets have recovered from the pangs of recession,
customer spends are comparatively increased and a general
positive outlook has been arisen in the business sector this year.
The changes have started getting visible in the IT industry with
increase in employment opportunities.
Increasing job opportunities can create a strong foundation for the
economy and thereby overall growth of a country can be achieved.