'Achche Din' seem to have come already for top executives at Indian companies, who have got an average pay hike of 10-12 per cent in 2014, while those in the fast-growing e-commerce business top the charts with up to 20

per cent pay increments. The passing-by year also witnessed an improved gender and age diversity in board rooms, partly due to new regulations, and nearly 500 publicly listed companies have recruited at least one woman

director for the first time. Besides, the average age of top executives, occupying corner offices, has also come down, while the number of people switching jobs at top positions too declined in 2014. The impact of an improvement in business sentiments since a new government came to power towards middle of the year with a promise of better days appears visible, experts said, as an uptick was noticed in remuneration trends in the second half. Mr. Moorthy K Uppaluri, CEO, Randstad India was quoted in the story saying-“As expected, a positive growth outlook among companies coupled with their efforts to retain key talent led to the rise in increments as compared to last year.” On attrition, Randstad India CEO Moorthy K Uppaluri said, "Attrition rates had declined in 2013, however, the improvement in economic scenario over last few months led to more job opportunities resulting in higher attrition rates."

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