India’s workforce demands medical insurance and childcare after Covid: report
Post-Covid, India’s growing workforce is now seeking additional benefits such as medical insurance for themselves and their families, as well as benefits such as day care services for childcare, according to a new report released on Wednesday.
While 37% of Indians are motivated by career progression, more than 50% of respondents plan to change jobs in the next three months, according to the report by apna.co, the largest professional networking platform in India. India.
Four in 5 professionals want to continue in the same job profile and on average candidates are applying for at least five jobs a month as India reopened after the third wave of Covid.
“The growing workforce is the backbone of any business today and it is important for organizations to ensure their growth,” said Karna Chokshi, Chief Operating Officer, apna.co.
Over 50% are active job seekers on job platforms, 22% of respondents continue to search for a job all the time while 30% search once every two months.
In reference to the main triggers for finding a new job, around 74% of users said they wanted a higher salary.
While professionals in Tier I cities are more ambitious when seeking employment, Tier II users are largely driven by higher salaries.
“Respondents who seek career progression as their primary motivator, however, are still open to the idea of getting a different job, as money continues to be the primary motivator,” the report said.
Data entry and back office work emerged as the top two favorite areas when asked about job category preference.
Compared to men, more women are looking for remote work, with reduced commuting time being the main motivating factor that can provide flexible working hours.
Online job searching has also increased over the past two years due to the pandemic and is rapidly being adopted by users across the country, according to the findings.
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