Corporate wheels could rev up by the second quarter of next fiscal: Randstad India chief Paul Dupuis

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“Staffing industry is directly linked to the economy and the impact is almost immediate without much lag. At a macro level, we do see more willingness to hire temp workers today, more than in the pre-Covid era,” Dupuis said.

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“The pie is changing. There is a big need for temp staff in the IT industry who can be onboarded and can work remotely. There is demand from anyone who is going digital and looking for chatbots, CRM (customer relationship management), ecommerce and e-payments,” Dupuis said.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown have squeezed India’s job market dry. With the unlock, different economic sectors have begun to open up. However, employment scenario in India remains bleak. Staffing industry has a direct and immediate linkage with the economy, and has its finger on the pulse of job market. Paul Dupuis is the MD of the India division of Randstad, an Amsterdam-headquartered multinational human resource consulting firm.

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