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The pay gap between temporary and permanent jobs has decreased while the temporary job market has experienced a +10% growth in India, writes the Times of India.
“The narrowing of salaries between temporary and permanent jobs is because organizations are becoming picky in terms of the quality of temps that they hire. The process of hiring is also pretty rigorous as compared to a few years back,” said Sangeeta Lala, senior VP & co-founder of the staffing firm Teamlease Services to the paper.
The findings are based on a survey by Teamlease which also showed that overall hiring grew by +18.3% across India.
The temporary staffing market in India is said to be changing rapidly with more temporary staff now taken on board in sectors outside the traditional industries of banking, financial services and insurance. Now it is particularly the retail, telecoms and IT industries that are getting more interested in hiring temporary employees in the country, the paper writes.
“In Western countries, employers pay a premium for temporary staff as there is less security and greater risk involved. Also, these jobs are taken by people as it gives them flexibility to work for a few days in the week and pursue other things. That change in terms of attitude towards temporary jobs has still to happen here in India,” commented E. Balaji, CEO of Randstad India and Sri Lanka to the paper.