EY’s recruitment to be spread over 3 years in areas such as new technologies, analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain and tax technology
NEW DELHI: Global professional services company EY is bullish about its hiring plans for the next three years as it is poised to recruit 2,000 executives in India in an attempt to bolster the firm’s digital solution services to clients, says an Economic Times report.
A majority of talent will be hired for new age domains such as artificial intelligence, analytics, intelligent automation, blockchain and tax technology, besides big automation projects for the government and the private sector, the report mentioned.
“There is significant capital available for new startups and big Indian companies are investing in digital,” Ram Sarvepalli, leader, advisory services India and partner, emerging markets centre at EY told the financial daily.
He went on add that the government is investing heavily in digital for citizen-centric services and most of the traditional customer-oriented businesses are keen to find models which allow access to customers to tier-two, tier-three cities from a digital perspective.
The publication quoted Sarvepalli as saying that several regulatory changes such as the introduction of goods and services tax (GST) and e-filing and automation of central and state government departments have opened up a huge opportunity as well as the need to recruit digital talent.
Moreover, a focus on analytics as it is expanding considerably, EY is appointing about 600 people every six months in analytics across all segments, the report said. For the government business, the company has added nearly 700 people in the last 18 months.
“Digital governance and citizen services are themes that almost every state is focusing on. As Aadhaar 2.0 comes in, there will be big projects and opportunities for citizen services,” he Sarvepalli told ET.
It is worth noting that EY is the market leader in advisory services in India with more than 100 partners and has seen a steady growth in complex large-scale transformation projects. According to Sarvepalli, fresh recruitment would be a mix of lateral and fresh talent. The professional services firm already has more than over 2,200 people working on digital and technology solutions across service lines in India.
In July, the Andhra Pradesh government in partnership with EY launched an ePragati Core platform to enhance customer experience and solve many last-mile issues. EY last year launched a technology tool — DigiGST — to provide organisations with end-to-end GST compliance support.
Source- Times Now.