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India – Sharp Increase in Online Hiring Activity


Online hiring activity in India increased by 32% in June 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the Monster Employment Index. The increase in June was the biggest year-on-year rise in online recruitment activity for at least a year-and-a-half.

The index, a monthly gauge of the country’s online job demand, rose to 202; up by 5.8% from 191 in May 2015, and an increase of 32% from 153 in June 2014.

The Banking/Financial Services/ Insurance (BFSI) sector reported the strongest growth between June 2014 and 2015, with a rise of 72%. It was followed by strong growth of 67% in Production & Manufacturing, and 61% growth in IT Hardware & Software.