A post-recession scenario will see a shift in hiring patterns, with companies focussing on ensuring quality rather than quantity in recruitment and a pronounced thrust on the all-round ability of those recruited to deliver.
"As the global economy recovers, we are going to see companies getting smarter about recruitment", according to Sheeroy, CEO, Professional Aptitude Council (PAC), a leading global network of pre-qualified knowledge workers, who are ranked and differentiated by globally standardised exams.
"We are going to see a big difference in quality and marked changes in recruitment policies of companies", he told PTI.
There is going to be a massive demand for outsourcing and companies would not just leverage the cost arbitrage, but also look at the quality arbitrage, he noted.
The earlier focus on hiring 'larger numbers' would shift to quality, said Sheeroy.
Once above-average quality recruits were acceptable, but now the focus would be to ensure 'high quality' hires. The immense pressure to ensure 'more joins' would give way to 'best quality joins'.
Focus on technology skills as a hiring criteria would give way to all-round ability to deliver, he said.