IT will be the biggest employer in 2021, virtual working to be a dominant trend at India Inc: TimesJobs survey

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India Inc. proved to be a ‘
rider of the storm’ in 2020 as it adopted the digital nuances overnight to ensure work continuity, said most HR managers in a new TimesJobs survey. E-recruitment portal TimesJobs surveyed 1,735 HR managers working in different industrial sectors and startups to understand the HR learnings from 2020 and the skill roadmap for 2021. Here is the data that proves that India Inc. sustained it all:

  • Work from home for one more year: Most Indian firms will continue working from home in 2021 too, followed by those who said they would be extending this to at least two years
  • Virtual working to become a permanent trend: Most (58%) of the surveyed HR managers said that the en-mass work from home will be a future trend at their workplace
  • Virtual working will dominate the hiring pattern: The potential of remote working will impact future hiring, said 51% HR managers, followed by 21% who said ‘no’ to this possibility
  • IT will be the biggest employer in 2021: The IT domain will hire most professionals in the coming year (voted as 1st), followed by Healthcare (voted 2nd) and E-commerce (voted 3rd)

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