February 6, 2024, Bangalore: It is widely accepted that talent is universal but opportunity is not. Many individuals still rely on traditional job search methods such as referrals or word-of-mouth, which may limit their chances of finding fulfilling employment and earning a fair wage. At Indeed, we recognize the importance of inclusive recruitment practices and strive to streamline the hiring process for all job seekers
One of Indeed’s recent surveys shows that the most significant barriers for many workers in India are lack of access to job information and not knowing English (32%). Similarly, during the recruitment process, employers grapple with an influx of applications. Some of the submissions are often irrelevant owing to gaps created by language barriers, or the use of complicated terminology in job descriptions. Acknowledging the pivotal role of language in job searches, Indeed announced an update to its app wherein jobseekers can discover, and apply for jobs in Hindi. With Hindi being spoken by over 40% of India’s population, as per the 2011 census, this feature caters to a significant portion of the country’s workforce, facilitating easier access to employment opportunities.
Indeed also takes note of behavioral cues and messaging patterns to continuously enhance the platform’s success. Consequently, employers now tap into a more expansive and better-suited talent pool as job seekers are comprehending roles and responsibilities better.
India’s mobile phone usage surpassed 1.2 billion users in late 2022 as per the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. With rising digitization, almost every Indian citizen has now learnt the significance of having a phone and many job seekers are beginning to rely on online recruitment platforms to search for a job. In response to this trend, Indeed has now incorporated a phone number-based login system which is not only safer but also eliminates the need for an email ID and password, thus immensely enhancing the platform’s accessibility. Employers who share their phone numbers on Indeed close the hire 6 days faster, reflecting the platform’s commitment to streamlining the hiring process. With the help of the data generated by Indeed with the help of different cues, demographics, skills, work experience and job descriptions, the platform matches job seekers with relevant opportunities.
Abhishek Dhasmana, Senior Product Director at Indeed India said: “At Indeed, our aim is to simplify the hiring process, making it faster and more human. With over 24.5 million unique visitors every month and 320,000 new jobs added each month in India alone, we have a front-row seat to observe how the future of work is evolving. We will continue to innovate and cater to the needs of both job seekers and employers.”
More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world (Comscore, Total Visits, June 2023) and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. Almost 3.5 million employers use Indeed to find and hire new employees. More than 350M unique visitors use Indeed each month to search for jobs, post resumes, research companies and more. With an average of 15 jobs added per second on the platform worldwide, the platform operates within a comprehensive framework designed to efficiently address the evolving needs of both job seekers and employers. Indeed’s commitment lies in prioritizing a user-friendly interface characterized by simplicity and accessibility.