Pandemic boosted job opportunities in the healthcare sector

Mumbai, January 21, 2021 – Healthcare, positioned at the forefront of the pandemic fight, witnessed a record spike in hiring across the sector. Professional recruitment services firm, Michael Page India today launched the ‘Talent Trends 2021 Report’, with a focus on the healthcare industry as it signals a stable recovery in recruitment activities in 2021.
The government’s focus on “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” or “Self-Reliant India Mission”, and its objective to roll out more conducive guidelines for API manufacturers will set the stage for this industry’s growth in 2021 through to 2025. This will lead to rapid creation of new job opportunities, thus increasing recruitment activities within the sector.
As a result of the pandemic, there has also been renewed interest and increase in funding within pharmaceuticals, API and diagnostic companies all looking to build and strengthen leadership teams. With an optimistic view on business recovery within the sector, existing setups will also see ramping up of investment and hiring activities in key areas such as research and development.
Nupur Mehta, Associate Director of Michael Page India, says, “During the pandemic, we saw a significant spike in hiring within vaccine companies. We expect continued volume of hiring activities within the segment as well as further training and nurturing to retain high-potential talent. The healthcare sector is poised to witness significant growth across segments especially, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. "
Remuneration increases are also anticipated to attract new hires across the healthcare and life sciences sector in India with employers offering salaries 15-20% higher than the last drawn. 45% of healthcare and life science firms anticipate giving out more than one month of bonus to retain existing talent.
The sector will witness active recruitment activities with 69% of healthcare and life sciences professionals actively seeking other job opportunities and another 27% passively open to new roles. Lack of growth opportunities appears to be the key reason to seek other opportunities, with 49% professionals stating professional development as one of the key reasons for accepting a job offer in 2021.
In addition to recruitment insights and industry analysis on the healthcare market, the report also shares new insights across the Indian and Asia Pacific market for other sectors such as technology, BFSI and real estate supported by insights on digital readiness, organizational structure, flexible working, leadership, performance management, as well as diversity and inclusion.
Editor’s note: The Michael Page India Talent Trends 2021 Report features insights and market sentiment in Asia Pacific on prominent recruitment and talent-related topics including digital readiness, organisational design, flexible work, leadership, performance management and diversity and inclusion. The results draw from a survey of 12 Asia Pacific markets, with over 5,500 businesses and 21,000 employees, of which 3,500-plus are directors or CXOs. 
About Michael Page:
PageGroup is a leading international specialist recruitment group with a market capitalisation in excess of GBP 1 billion. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 250 company, and currently employ over 7700 staff with over 140 office locations in 36 countries.
Michael Page launched its India business in 2011 and currently has over 150+ specialist recruiters working on mid to senior level roles in 11 disciplines across offices in Mumbai, Delhi NCR and Bengaluru.
Michael Page’s Mumbai and Bengaluru offices recruits for clients based in West and South India, while the Delhi NCR office recruits for clients based in North and East India.
The clients in India range from large multinationals and Indian conglomerates, to small and medium sized companies across Digital & Analytics, Engineering & Manufacturing, Finance & Accounting, Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Human Resources, Legal, Procurement & Supply Chain, Property & Construction, Sales & Marketing and Technology.
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