Chennai: Experienced and inexperienced workers across India struggle to find suitable jobs and most end up in positions not commensurate with their education, Randstad India’s Workmonitor study said.
Close to 66% of Indians surveyed by the staffing firm said it was hard for workers aged 25 years and below, to find a suitable job and 79% believed these young workers accept a job below their education level. Over three-fourth (79%) of survey respondents said it was equally difficult for older workers to find a suitable job and 71% of them believed that such workers are often forced to take jobs below their education level.
Workmonitor is a quarterly review that tracks job-seekers’ confidence and provides an understanding of job market sentiment and trends relating to the employment market across 32 countries.
Interestingly, 72% of the respondents said they were willing to move out of India for the right job. The global average is 47%.
“It is an interesting dilemma where companies are unable to find the right talent and candidates are unable to find a suitable job. India Inc should invest in ensuring there is a right job—candidate fit and have robust training programmes to drive employee performance. Such measures will help companies remain attractive for the workforce in the long term,” said Moorthy Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India.
“Organizations and job-seekers are keen to find a right mix between experience, education and job match. Though current recruitment practices are increasingly aligned towards relevant experience, as India moves up the value chain, there will be quite a few roles requiring specific skills backed by relevant education and training,” Moorthy said.