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Global cos to hire most from India: Shivakumar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Global companies will hire the most from India in the coming years but it will be the most difficult place to recruit after Japan, Pepsico India chief D Shivakumar said today.

"India will hire the most in the world, and will be the second most difficult market to hire from, after Japan," said PepsiCo India Chairman & CEO D Shivakumar.

Moreover, in the coming years, the recruiters would judge the potential of the candidates through curiosity, insight, engagement and their determination.

Shivakumar also pointed out that global companies were increasingly shifting headquarters from the place of origin to the growing markets and the organisations were prioritising creative jobs and outsourcing the repetitive work.

"More Global headquarters will be in BRIC and Emerging Nations" he said at AIMA National Human Resource Management (HRM) Summit.

Shivakumar further added that the country would have a global and knowledge economy in the coming years.

Citing from the Egon Zehnder report, Shivakumar said the share of creative class and service class would increase in the workforce in the coming years while ratio of working class would decline.

He also added that Indian HR was not prepared for the shifts in the nature of the economy, the ways of working and the changing direction of globalisation.

"India will hire the most in the world in the next decade but it will be challenged on talent," he added.

Hero MotoCorp Joint Managing Director Sunil K Munjal said that people fear losing their positions to those they groom and that mindset needs to be addressed by providing clarity of roles.

"The leadership traits have to be identified at the time of recruitment and the focus has to be on the ability to deal with the unforeseen situations," he said.

Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman India and Executive Director, HSBC Asia Pacific, said that companies need to prevent entitlement mentality among the identified stars.

First Published: Tue, December 16 2014. 18:06 IST