If remote jobs had become the new normal in the post Covid world, then permanent remote roles are also increasingly becoming a hit among jobseekers. These permanent work from home jobs provide the flexibility and ease to job seekers and also allows one to choose the role that they like.
According to a recent report by Naukri.com, there is a growing trend of permanent remote jobs with over 57 per cent of searches being made for permanent remote jobs. In July 2021, the job platform launched a new feature for ‘permanent remote’ and temporary ‘Work From Home during Covid’. This feature allowed recruiters to post their jobs by specifying the nature of remote work i.e. permanent or temporary, to get better matches.
“Post rolling out this feature, Naukri saw over 93,000 permanent and temporary remote jobs being listed, out of which 22 per cent jobs were for permanent remote roles only. As per the job search patterns over the last six months on Naukri.com, over 32 lakh job searches, for permanent and temporary remote jobs, were made by indian job seekers using the new filter. Out of these, about 57 per cent 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,” the report said.
Pawan Goyal, Chief Business Officer, Naukri.com said, “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 & more inclusion and are now beginning to make permanent changes to the human resource and infrastructure requirements at a corporate level.”
Data reflects that IT Software, Software Services, ITeS and Recruitment/Staffing sectors are posting more permanently remote jobs. Some of the companies posting both temporary and permanent remote jobs are Amazon, Tech Mahindra, HCL, PWC, Trigent, Flipkart, Siemens, Deloitte, Oracle, Zensar, TCS, Capgemini etc.