Bengaluru has achieved the country’s highest employability rate and has emerged to become the first choice especially for women employees. As per the findings of the India Skills Report 2019, while the city holds the top position, Chennai, Guntur, and Lucknow follow close.
The survey pointed out that Bengaluru’s high rate of employability was an outcome of a strong collaboration between the government, industry, and academia.
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This has enabled fresh graduates to possess the required skills to be job-ready and thus ahead of their competitors in other cities.
The survey also revealed that the city is the first pick for women employees mostly from sectors like information technology (IT), hospitality and travel, banking and software-hardware.
Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune are the next three preferences for work-cities for women. According to experts, the preference of cities is also influenced by the level of safety measures observed by the companies.
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In a conversation with the Times of India, Neeti Sharma, Senior VP, Teamlease Services, a human resource and employment agency, told TOI, “Women pick Bengaluru over other cities because companies monitor their safety through technology and give them confidence. The variety of job options is another reason.”
Adding to that statement, Prof Anil Rao Paila, Senior Dean and Director of Weschool, said to TOI, “The reasons behind Bengaluru continuing to be on top are organizations like Confederation of Indian Industry and several others which are pushing for industry-academia relationship to meet the requirement of a skilled taskforce, institutions setting up assessment centres to track students’ improvement, dedicated career management cells and effective and clear communication skills.”
The survey included 3,10,000 students across 29 states and 7 union territories along with more than 100 employers. While Andhra Pradesh has ranked the highest in supplying the largest bulk of employable talent, Karnataka recorded the second highest hiring activity.
The survey was conducted by Wheebox, an online talent assessment firm, PeopleStrong, an HR solutions technology company, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the support of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)
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