Indeed - People Matters Recruitment Outlook 2022

In May 2021, India witnessed a surge in cases, and this soon had a domino effect not only on Indian businesses but also on the world. India, after all, is a global talent hub. With the country's rich human capital working in top industries such as IT, finance, healthcare, e-commerce and professional services, talent leaders knew they couldn't afford to ignore the implications of the pandemic on the world of work and the country's talent ecosystem.

At the organizational level, business and HR leaders had to ensure policies evolved amid the ongoing crisis. Nurturing talent meant employers had to formulate better health and safety

protocols and expand their benefits. Yet, from this period of tumult came employers’ commitment to embrace an employee-first culture, a trend we see continuing today in the way employers strive to improve their organizations.

This forecast of hiring trends, investments, and best practices, called Recruitment Outlook 2022, Indeed and People Matters set out to understand how employers are responding to these challenges of growth and expansion.

Focusing on the theme of ‘The Great Revival: How India’s Talent Ecosystem is Resurging,’ our survey of 597 HR and talent leaders in India tracked how organizations are investing in talent acquisition and technology, modernizing the candidate experience, and reimagining the meaning and value of their employer brand.

The report aims to help organizations in:

  • Deciding key recruitment investments for 2022
  • Creating ‘moments of truth’ in the hiring lifecycle – from attracting talent to onboarding new hires
  • Winning a candidate-driven job market with the best employee value propositions and employer brand message