Indian firms more focused on technical skills than cultural fit

A new study from TimesJobs.com reports that nearly half of firms in India ignore cultural fit when hiring employees, focusing instead on technical skills, according to The Economic Times.

The preliminary results from our survey point to similar conclusions. So far, our results suggest that Indian firms are less likely to focus on “soft” skills (e.g., creativity, empathy, collaboration) when assessing employees. Employees are also lukewarm when it comes to desire for a strong corporate culture and colleagues they like, favoring opportunities for training and education, compensation, and a stronger company brand.

We’ll have the final results from our survey of 2,700 employees and 2,700 executives next week. Once we do, we’ll be producing 27 country fact sheets that dive into these kinds of key variations.

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