Online hiring activity registered a meagre four per cent rise in June from the same month a year ago, amid weak economic conditions, according to a research from Monster.com, a job portal.
On a month-to-month basis, the index improved by 3.14 per cent in June.
"The Monster Employment Index India exhibits moderate growth annually. The moderation in growth is reflective of the cautious approach of the Indian employers owing to the global economic conditions," Monster.com (India/ Middle-East/ South East Asia) managing director Sanjay Modi said.
A sectoral analysis shows that 18 of the 27 industry sectors monitored by the Monster Employment Index registered expansion in online recruitment activity between June, 2012 and June, 2013.
Hiring in BPO/ITES sector improved by 22 per cent, followed by real estate sector (up 20 per cent), while production and manufacturing showed steepest annual decline (down 13 per cent).
Online demand improved in eight of 13 occupational groups monitored by the Monster Employment Index between June 2012 and June this year.
The most substantial annual gains amongst occupational groups was customer service (up 30 per cent), followed by healthcare (up 24 per cent), while senior management saw the steepest annual decline (down 49 per cent).
Online recruitment activity was up on the year in nine of 13 locations monitored by the index.
Kolkata led all cities in annual growth (up 26 per cent) followed by Chandigarh (up 20 per cent).