Naukri.com’s new feature of filtering remote jobs has revealed an increasing trend of permanently remote jobs. In the last six months, the portal logged over 32 lakh job searches for permanent and temporary remote positions.
“Out of these, about 57% of searches were made for permanent remote jobs during the same time, with the highest search; i.e., over 3.5 lakh being reported only in the month of December 2021,” Naukri said.
The company introduced a new feature in July 2021 for ‘permanent remote’ and temporary’ work from home during Covid.’ This feature allowed recruiters to advertise jobs by describing the type of remote work they were looking for, such as permanent or temporary, to find better candidates.
It noted that there are over 93,000 permanent and temporary remote jobs advertised, with 22% of them being for permanent remote work solely.
“There is a foundational change in how recruiters are setting up organisational structures. While uncertainty prevails due to the pandemic, more and more recruiters are acknowledging the benefits of work from anywhere like access to talent and more inclusion and are now beginning to make permanent changes to the human resource and infrastructure requirements at a corporate level,” Pawan Goyal, chief business officer, Naukri.com, said.
According to data, more permanent remote jobs are being posted in the IT software, software services, ITeS, and recruitment/staffing sectors.