96% HR professionals in India believe in internal recruitment

Internal recruiting not only leads to better retention and productivity, but also quickens the hiring process.

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HR professionals in India are beginning to have more faith in internal recruitments. In fact, according to a LinkedIn survey, 96 per cent of HR professionals in the country trust internal recruitment, as compared to 81 per cent globally. Organisations are increasingly realising how cost-effective it is to recruit internally. It is also the best way to retain good talent and increase productivity, while speeding up the hiring process. The survey also revealed that 77 per cent of HR professionals in India are focussing more on providing great employee experience in order to retain their talent.

Interestingly, about 44 per cent of those surveyed felt that the main hurdle to great employee experience was the fact that leaders failed to focus on or prioritise the same. The focus on employee experience seems natural since approx. 95 per cent of HR professionals in India are of the belief that employee experience— everything an employee notices, feels, and interacts with as a part of the company— will shape the future of HR in the years to come.

According to the LinkedIn Global Talent Trends 2020 report —based on a survey of more than 7000 HR professionals across regions— companies have begun to use analytics widely for employees’ performance measurement and strategic workforce planning. Around 72 per cent are already using ‘people analytics’ to measure and improve performance. About 92 per cent of Indian talent professionals feel that ‘people analytics’ will be the future of HR and the most significant element in the HR space.

A significant number of HR people (about 80 per cent) feel that having multiple generations in the workforce presents many challenges in recruitment. About 77 per cent are of the opinion that the generation gap in management styles is a major challenge for organisations.

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