2024 News Releases

Challenges of skill shortage, regulatory complexities await new Labour Minister

June 12, 2024  |  Money Control

India needs qualified workers to support the expected expansion in a number of areas, particularly in Information Technology (IT), Electric Vehicles (EVs), and fintech, given the significant investments at stake. ManpowerGroup India's Chief Human Resources Officer, Lulu Khandeshi, shared her opinions on the matter.

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Mid-tier IT firms outperform larger peers

May 21, 2024  |  The New Indian Express

Are mid-sized IT firms performing better than their larger peers? Sanju Ballurkar, President Experis India, the IT staffing arm of ManpowerGroup, said there is a guarded optimism amongst the mid-tier IT services firms even though the current hiring trends are still muted and sluggish.

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Beyond Pay: Companies are introducing four-day work weeks, skilling, and mental wellness to retain talent; is it enough?

May 20, 2024  |  Business Today

Money isn't the only consideration anymore. Organizations are providing a variety of perks in an effort to retain top talent. According to Alok Kumar, President of Manpower, ManpowerGroup India, younger employees are closely monitoring whether businesses value inclusion and diversity.

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Talent demand in EV segment drives in new roles and contract hiring

May 20, 2024  |  The Economic Times

The electric vehicle (EV) market is expanding and has recently attracted a lot of attention from the government, business community, and even the general public, according to Alok Kumar, President of Manpower, ManpowerGroup India.

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With over one lakh fresh jobs, hotel industry could revitalise Indian job market in the next 18 months

May 16, 2024  |  Business Insider

Hotel operators are now actively recruiting thousands. Alok Kumar, President of Manpower India, revealed a 20-25% increase in demand from both existing and new hotel properties compared to last year, driven by the relaxation of travel restrictions and the resurgence of consumer confidence in leisure and business travel.

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Hotels up their hiring game & how!

May 16, 2024  |  The Economic Times

Hotels across segments are ramping up their workforce amid a strong pickup in business and leisure travel. Alok Kumar, President of Manpower India, highlighted the increase in demand by 20-25% from both existing and new hotel properties.

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Sweltering heat pushes up demand for temporary workers in rural markets

May 13, 2024  |  The Economic Times

A sweltering summer is driving up sales of cooling devices, and rural India is benefiting from a flood of newly created jobs as a result of it. Manpower India President Alok Kumar states that "companies that make summer products expect to hire even more temporary workers because it's getting hotter in May and June."

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Seasonal manpower demand soars, 2024 looks set to be a record year for temporary summer jobs

May 01, 2024  |  The Economic Times

Seasonal demand for manpower is soaring. A surge is anticipated in May and June as major e-commerce companies begin their summer sales, and as summer vacations lead to an increase in travel and hospitality. According to Manpower India President Alok Kumar, this is the best year in terms of summer demand.

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Outplacement biz booms as companies help laid-off staff find jobs

February 19, 2024  |  The Economic Times

In the midst of layoffs in the IT and startup industries, outplacement companies are booming. The president of Right Management India, Hardeep Singh, explains the reasons behind the growing trend.

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Ecommerce cos step up diversity hiring for supply chain roles

February 16, 2024  |  The Economic Times

Through a variety of efforts, e-commerce companies such as Flipkart, Meesho, and Jumbotail are addressing the issue of gender parity in supply chain roles. The President of Manpower India, Alok Kumar, offers his thoughts on the these firms' endeavors.

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Tech companies are bridging the gender gap in a more sustainable fashion

February 16, 2024  |  The Economic Times

Collaboration between sectors is necessary to close the gender gap in India's tech industry. According to Experis India President Sanju Ballurkar, creating role models, tackling unconscious prejudice, and implementing flexible work schedules are some essential measures to support women in the tech industry.

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Employee wellbeing: Creating a positive organizational culture

February 12, 2024  |  CXO India

Cynthia Gokhale, Associate Director at ManpowerGroup India, believes that prioritizing employee wellbeing is key to building a successful and sustainable organization. She shares strategies to foster employee wellbeing and a positive organizational culture.

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Navigating workplace conflict: A quick guide for early career professionals

January 22, 2024  |  The Economic Times

Workplace conflicts, if left unresolved, can harm organisational productivity and impact work culture. Prashant Pandey, President of Rotostat Services, believes communication is the key to manage conflicts at workplace.

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