Chennai: Despite the economic slowdown, most students consider the telecom sector a favourable industry to work for, according to a human resources firm.
“The telecom industry remained on top among respondents, while the IT and financial services industries were ranked second and third, respectively,” HR firm Assesspeople CEO R. Kannan told reporters. Assesspeople conducted the study recently.
However, the IT capital of India—Bangalore—remained on top as the preferred destination by most students for employment while the National Capital Region and the financial capital Mumbai were preferred as the second and third destinations, respectively, he said.
“Over 5,200 respondents participated in the study, conducted pan-India in October and November 2008,” he said.
Candidates from north and south India look for the company image, while those in the east opt for the company’s management style and west on compensation matters, Kannan said.
Kannan said candidates from south prefer aptitude and personality-based tests, while those from the east prefer group discussions. Candidates from the northern and western parts of the country prefer tests on the subject knowledge.
He said over 80% of respondents preferred online assessments, while 84% opted for companies providing formal training.
Kannan said 74% of the respondents had voted for accessing information about the company through the Internet.
Assesspeople will formally release the report, costing Rs12,000, on 14 January, he said, adding the company proposed to sell around 200-250 copies in the next few months.