Hiring in the E-commerce space is likley to grow 30% in the next 2-3 yeras, thereby creating 50,000 jobs. According to HR consultancy Randstad India, the hiring in this space is likely to rise on the back of more domestic and foreign MNCs enetring e-commerce in India and also the setting up of back-offices for global businesses.
The industry may create 15,000-50,000 jobs in the next 3 years for data analysts alone. The companies are hiring aggressively at lucrative salaries to get the right talent. The sector recently saw a merger between Myntra and Flipkart, while Snapdeal has also raised fresh capital from new investors. While private equity in e-commerce a reason for this expectation, the primary drivers are proliferation of mobile phones, digital payment platforms and social media. Hiring in e-commerce is, therefore, likley to replicate the job creation story in mobile telecom and the fiscal year 2014-15 could be the tipping-point in India.
E-commerce firms would be hiring at different hierarchies and in various functions as they are in an expansion mode. Hiring for delivery staff, digital marketing professionals, sales, operations, IT and data analytics will keep up its momentum. E-commerce players prefer gradutes from top rated management institutes as they look for top notch talent. In terms of remuneration, e-commerce pays better than retail with management and technical hires starting with Rs 8 to 12 lakhs p a.