61% of employers in India plan to continue flexible work arrangements post COVID-19
23 September 2020: COVID-19 brought a huge disruption to the Indian workforce, but it also brings a great opportunity. Companies keeping pace with the fast-changing digital world have leveraged their distributed workforces to experiment with new approaches to communication and productivity.
So, a recent survey indicates that 61% of employers in India plan for flexible work arrangements beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over half of employers continue to face a talent shortage due to candidates lacking the necessary work experience and skills, according to a survey report released by RGF International Recruitment.
The report says that although remote working arrangements were previously not as widely popular in India, 93% of employers have since embraced the option, and 61% intend to continue with them, ahead of Indonesia (47%), Vietnam (55%) and Greater China (47%).
Employers in India are also quickly adopting digital solutions to overcome telecommuting limitations. Remote working options have not seen a huge decrease in productivity, with only 14% of employers reporting less than 50% productivity, while 14% have reported higher than usual productivity rates.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, new soft skills already on the radar may become increasingly relevant to employers.
RGF International Recruitment’s latest Talent in Asia 2020 report is based on a comprehensive analysis of over 4,600 survey responses about hiring trends across 11 Asian countries and markets.