​More jobs online. Acche din in online hiring process has arrived

Are you very much active on social media? Do you spend most of your day browsing internet? Are you unemployed? No, we aren’t being sarcastic. If all questions reply with a Yes, It’s just the assurance that you might soon be hired. Going by a recent study report, online hiring activity in India recorded a 26% more growth in May than a year ago.

As per a news report in The Economic Times, the Monster.Com's employment index shows a rise 13 points to 191 in May this year, from 151 in the year-ago period.

"This is a reflection of positive business sentiment despite the challenges at micro- & macro-economic level," Sanjay Modi, MD, Monster.Com (India/Middle-East/South-East Asia/Hong Kong), told the ET.

However, on a month-on-month basis, hiring activity remained stagnant. The index reading for May stood at 191 - the same level as that of April 2015, indicating that there has been no growth in online hiring activity between March and April 2015.

Of the 27 industry sectors monitored by the index, online recruitment activity exceeded the year-ago level in 17 groups. Production and manufacturing continued to lead on a year-on-year basis, the news report by financial daily confirms.

Meanwhile, online hiring activity improved for all of the 13 occupation groups tracked by the index.

According to the news report, demand for arts/creative professionals continues to trend on a robust and positive growth path. The group registered a 56 per cent increase in opportunities from May 2014, the steepest growth among all.

All 13 cities monitored by the index threw up a positive online hiring trend on an annual basis.

Tier II cities once again top the long-term growth chart with maximum job creation. Baroda (up 40 per cent) followed by Coimbatore (37 per cent) registered the steepest growth in online recruitment year-on-year.

Among major cities, Bangalore recorded the most notable year-on-year growth (29 per cent), followed by Mumbai (25 per cent), Hyderabad (23 per cent) and Delhi-NCR (22 per cent).

(Image: Reuters)

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