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TimesJobs spoke to
Rajnarayan, Senior Vice President & CHRO,
Hiring trends for 2019
Technology, data science and Omni channel will continue to have an increasing impact on Retail. Roles in the space of augmented reality, cloud architecture and cloud system engineering, IoT, info & network security will continue to be in demand.
While all these are the roles that may see an upward shift in hiring, the modes of hiring and candidate engagement is expected to change. Recruitment marketing is the new mantra to create awareness and interest in the potential candidates.
Most-in demand profiles
Job profiles related to Data Scientists, Omni-channel & Ecommerce Management and User Experience Design, will see a surge in demand in the coming year.
Factors that will create jobs
Expansion of organised retail will create jobs in frontline retail as well as in the back end for supply chain & logistics. Being in the lifestyle space, smart products and wearable technology is another space which will create some niche specialist roles.
Five smart skills that will be most-in demand
Learning Agility & collaboration
Ability to break down complex problems and simplify
Leveraging Data & Information
Spirit of entrepreneurship
HR tools that will be used to hire the multi-generational workforce
Currently, we are increasingly customising our assessments for each role. We engage with candidates at various levels either through a case study or assignments based on real time scenarios which gives the candidate the opportunity to understand the context in which we are working. This also helps us get a closer look at what the candidate has to offer.