The hectic pace of online hiring as reported by various job portals indicates that the past 12 months have been 'Acche Din' for job seekers. Data reported by various online portals and recruitment specialists points to a growth in hiring sentiment across sectors between May 2014 and 2015, compared to the slump faced by corporates in FY13 and 14. HR consultants that TOI spoke to, also agree to a growth in employment outlook. Recruitment consultants TeamLease Services and Randstad India have both seen an average increase of 6% in the hiring activity in the past year aided by momentum in industries like e-commerce and banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), that are leveraging the digital explosion. Aditya Narayan Mishra, president of staffing at Randstad India said that India Inc continues to be cautiously optimistic in its employment outlook though the initial expectations were of a much higher level of job creation which were not supported by certain core sectors of the economy.

"Post elections last year, the employment and hiring outlook peaked in October-December period, after which a marginal tapering has been seen to result in a 6% year-on-year increase. With the fundamentals of hiring still continuing, we see this as a course-correction," Kunal Sen, Senior Vice President, TeamLease Services said. 

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