Sector Wise Studies

Indicus research in this area focuses on understanding the impact of globalization and liberalization on the dimensions of employment and the consequent impact on labour well being. How has the liberalization process altered the sectoral distribution of labour force? Is the Indian growth story accompanied by growth in employment? What is India’s demographic dividend and has India been able to convert its demographic dividend into an employment dividend? These are some key questions addressed by Indicus research.

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Temporary Workforce Engaged in Central Public Sector

Sponsor: Indian Staffing Federation (ISF)

January 2014

The study explored temporary workers in public sector firms; it draws public focus required for policy intervention to ensure that the best interests of temporary workers are protected.
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Exploring HR Market in India

Sponsor: Indicus Whitepaper

January 2014

The study involved 1) Market size estimation for HR market in India (from a demand perspective) – for 8 core cities, 25 other cities where sponsor had their offices and for 35 states and Union Territories. 2) Identifying recent trends in these service areas. 3) Candidate demographics and profile in connection to sponsors services. 4) Competitor profiling including basic sales and marketing strategies, staffing structure, seasonality etc.
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MaFoi Randstad Employment Survey 2011-Quarter-4

Sponsor: MaFoi Randstad-MA FOI Management Consultants Limited

January 2012

This was a quarterly study that captured employment generation in key sectors of Indian economy and forecasted the employment generation for next quarter. This study also captured the attributes like salary changes, employment generation according to by functions and experiences at. The study was based on survey of about 650 companies and forecasting techniques using secondary data.
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MaFoi Randstad Employment Survey 2011-Quarter-3

Sponsor: MaFoi Randstad-MA FOI Management Consultants Limited

August 2011

This was a quarterly study that captured employment generation in key sectors of Indian economy and forecasted the employment generation for next quarter. This study also captured the attributes like salary changes, employment generation according to by functions and experiences at. The study was based on survey of about 650 companies and forecasting techniques using secondary data.
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MaFoi Randstad Employment Survey 2011-Quarter-2

Sponsor: MaFoi Randstad-MA FOI Management Consultants Limited

May 2011

This was a quarterly study that captures employment generation in key sectors of Indian economy and forecast the employment generation for next quarter. This study also captures the attributes like salary changes, employment generation according to by functions and experiences at. The study was based on survey of about 650 companies and forecasting techniques using secondary data.
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MaFoi Randstad quarterly Employment Survey (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 of 2010 )

Sponsor: MaFoi Randstad-MA FOI Management Consultants Limited

February 2011

Indicus conducted a quarterly study (every calendar year, starting with Jan-March 2010) on the Indian employment trends & opportunities conducted by the sponsor. Indicus was responsible for data collection, determining adequate sectoral sample sizes, questionnaire design, analyzing the received data and reporting.
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India Labour Report 2009: The Matching Problem

Sponsor: Team Lease Services Private Ltd

March 2010

The study involved forecasting the future labour scenario of India in 2020 based upon analysis of labour and employment related data sourced from the CSO, NSSO and NCRB. The report also studied the labour ecosystem consisting of the employment, employability and labour law in detail. The findings stressed upon the fact that overlapping labour legislation between central and state Governments was hindering the smooth functioning of labour environment. The ideal solution suggested was to implement an ideal federal structure and transfer labour legislation from the concurrent list to state list.
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India’s Talent Migration- White paper

Sponsor: Manpower Research Inc.

October 2008

This background paper provided a comprehensive analysis of the process of migration in India. This analysis was undertaken under three broad themes with a section covering issues such as: What was the scale and scope of talent migration both (i) within India and (ii) between India and the world?
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India Labour Report 2008

Sponsor: Team Lease Services Private Ltd

July 2008

This India Labour Report dealt with the urgency with which India needs to transition from a agricultural, predominantly informal, low human capital economy to one that was organized, predominantly non-farm, and whose strength lies in its large numbers of productive skilled youth. The findings stressed upon the fact that overlapping labour legislation between central and state Governments was hindering the smooth functioning of labour environment. The ideal solution suggested was to implement an ideal federal structure and transfer labour legislation from the concurrent list to state list.
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MaFoi Employment Survey

Sponsor: MaFoi Randstad-MA FOI Management Consultants Limited

January 2008

The MA FOI Employment Survey was a study on the Indian employment trends and opportunities. Indicus’ role in the survey was to oversee the data collection by TNS India, determination of adequate sectoral sample sizes, questionnaire designing, analysis of the received data of survey and writing of the report.
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Demographic Deficit

Sponsor: Self Sponsored

October 2007

An Indicus White paper on Demographic Deficit in India. It describes that There was no automaticity about changes in age-structures of the population, of which a manifestation was the demographic dividend, resulting in increments to real growth rates.
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India Labour Report - The Youth Unemployability Crisis - 2007

Sponsor: Team Lease Services Private Ltd

September 2007

This report attempted to unravel the issue of employability in its overall hues and colours. Employability of an individual was seen to depend on the knowledge and skills possessed; the attitude towards employment, and the economic context within which employment was availed. These were inter-linked factors and an effort has been made to substantiate the argument using empirical analysis throughout the report.
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MaFoi Employment Survey

Sponsor: MaFoi Randstad-MA FOI Management Consultants Limited

April 2007

The Ma Foi Employment Survey (MEtS) was a study on the Indian employment trends and opportunities conducted by Ma Foi Management Consultants Ltd. Started in November 2004; the objective of the survey was to understand the employment trends in the organized sector. MEtS has changed in character and content since its inception. The study was based on the sample survey conducted by TNS-Mode, which captured the employer’s response on the net increase/decrease in the employee numbers. This report attempted to capture the employment scenario in 16 different sectors as of December 2006 and predicted the future employment trends for the coming six months in the organized component of these sectors.
This report first ranked the Indian states based on a labour ecosystem index constructed using three parameters of labour demand, labour supply and labour laws. It also examined the current state of our labour markets and makes the case for massive job creation to avoid an unemployment explosion (30% by 2020) that was neither inevitable nor desirable.
This study on India’s youth contained three broad components on their conditions – employment, education and reproductive health. The aim was to bring out the conditions under which youth in India live. It looked at youth, their gender, social, economic profiles and how each of these sub-groups of youth access education, health care and employment. More importantly, the aim was also to find directions for the most desirable policy measures. This study therefore brought out the status of youth in India and analyzes the potential nature and scale of economic benefits of investing in youth
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Employment Data

Sponsor: University of Texas

March 2003

Indicus estimated and shared a state level time-series on number of employees and the emoluments received for a range of industrial sectors. A database at the two digit NIC level from 1981- 2001 has thus been developed in a user friendly format.
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Management graduates and job expectations

Sponsor: Self Sponsored

December 2002

This study was an attempt to explore the expectations of Management Graduates just after their completion of education. It also tried to identify the sectors that are more sought to by the students thereby giving due importance to gender variations in these expectations.
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Engineering graduates and job expectations

Sponsor: Self Sponsored

December 2002

This study explored job expectations of engineering students immediately after their completion of education. It also tried to identify the sectors that are more sought to by the students thereby giving due importance to gender variations in these expectations.
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Information Technology Students in India

Sponsor: Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin (Research Centre for Social Sciences - WZB)

December 2002

This was a study of information technology and engineering students on their job and location preferences. It involves understanding where fresh graduates may want to migrate to and what factors affect their decisions.
The study (i) estimates the size of the nascent flexi staffing industry in India, (ii) assesses the legal hurdles facing the flexi staffing industry in India, (iii) reviews the international developments in the flexi staffing industry, and (iv) suggests ways forward for a balanced development of the industry while protecting the interests of the all three parties involved - the flexi staffing industry, the flexi employees and the employers.