A hiring freeze for the Human Resources Department has pushed up the recruitment effort for Goodwill.
Goodwill India has been hiring at around 50,000-60,000 people every month, an increase of 2-3 per cent from last month.
The hiring freeze is in line with the Government’s demand for more workers, but there are concerns about the shortage of qualified people to fill positions.
This is also affecting the hiring of additional personnel in various fields.
“Our recruitment and training efforts will be focused on recruiting the most qualified candidates for the roles of human resources,” said Shilpa Rao, head of the HR department.
In the HR Department, the recruitment and hiring of people in various roles is under the guidance of senior managers.
The HR Department will be set up with additional personnel, such as field coordinators and IT support personnel.
According to an official statement released by the government, the freeze will also benefit the company’s ability to expand the network in the state, including to other states and neighbouring states.
India’s labor shortage is expected to grow by 50-60 per cent by 2022.
The government has made it mandatory for all companies with 20 or more employees to hire a minimum of 10,000 workers by 2019.
There are some signs that the shortage in workers is beginning to improve.
A survey conducted by a non-profit organisation, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), said that in September, there were 5,000 job vacancies.
With the recruitment freeze, the number of openings is expected not to go below 5,500 for the next month, according to an industry source.
A survey conducted in February showed that there are some 6,000 vacancies for various positions across the country.
Some of the challenges for the company are that it is currently recruiting for new positions and that it has to hire more than 100 new employees for every new hire.
At least 70% of its employees work in Delhi, while only 40% are from other states, the company said.
To improve its hiring and retention efforts, the Goodwill organisation has decided to extend its recruitment process to areas in the capital and other cities.
Earlier, the HR Ministry had announced that it would open recruitment for new employees to all companies across the state in April.
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