Indian Staffing Federation Monthly Report

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Indian Staffing Federation March 2016

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How Flexi Staffing is coming as a benefit to your company?

Flexi staffing is helping us with reduction in administrative load; providing quick
reach to specialized skills required for shorter duration; and lower cost.

What are 3 important things you are looking from flexi staffing employees?

Three important things we look for in flexi staffing employees are:

 Ability to adapt to the new organisational culture, team environment and
role with ease;
 Possess requisite skills along with ability & desire to learn;
 Reliable, committed and enthusiastic professional

                                           Member’s View

3 Indian Staffing Federation  Monthly Report Significance of staffing employment

 Temporary workers, a significant component of a company’s work model,
remain significant to jolting and sustaining business growth. Hiring talent
on a temporary basis enables companies to assess and align the
increasingly broad range of modern skills – and even discover new ones –
that will give them a competitive edge in their industry.

 Temporary workers are an important part that constitutes today’s
modern workforce. They allow companies to better manage personnel
needs in an industry where supply and demand fluctuate. And, help those
who otherwise might be unemployed.

 As uncertainty remains the norm of today’s economy, companies will need to become increasing agile
to drive change and it is good to see organizations reinforce their flexible work models enabling them
to respond to fluctuating demand.

 ManpowerGroup India also advises unemployed workers to critically assess the temporary
opportunities available in today’s marketplace. For workers, temporary roles are a golden ticket to
learning about skills in demand by today’s employers – and an excellent platform for actually using
and refining skills, while earning an income. The science of harnessing cutting edge skills to drive
business success are realized by most progressive companies and as organizations ramp up their
employment and operations, they are employing a conservative approach and using temporary
employees to have access to the skilled talent they need for future growth. This also lowers the risk
of companies hiring an employee who may not perform well in the long run.

 Providing Temporary employment helps employers to build sustainable talent pipeline to overcome
talent shortages and also ensure talent sustainability for the good of companies, communities,
countries, and individual themselves. Employers today view contingent labor as critical to business
success and are investing in creative solutions. Leaders can fuel their organization’s competitiveness
by including, identifying and attracting untapped talent, creating a culture of talent development,
implementing a Teachable Fit framework to manufacture talent aligned with business needs.
 High costs of training, particularly in IT, and sudden spurts of client demand, have been encouraging
players in these sectors to utilize the pool of temporary staff. Indian firms are increasingly encouraging
temporary staffing, with sectors like IT/ITes, FMCG, retail and pharma now hiring a large number of
temporary workers. Engineering, telecom and banking are also taking in temporary staff in large
numbers. This gives companies a good safety cushion against high attrition, as all of these industries
have high numbers in this regard. This shift has widened the horizon of contract staffing; employers
are refocusing on their core business. Firms are also seeing a larger role for highly skilled contract
workers who are engaged on “as-needed” basis realizing that a smaller core workforce that is well
trained and technologically astute is more effective.


4 Indian Staffing Federation  Monthly Report ISF hosts World Employment Conference 2016 25th- 27th May 2016
Taj Palace, New Delhi

WORLD EMPLOYMENT CONFERENCE represents the organized employment
globally and has so far been held across Europe, USA, UK and for the first time is
going to be held in India (even Asia). The theme for the conference “Karmayug –
New Era of Employment”, will position India as – The Emerging Talent
Powerhouse of the world, in line with our Prime Minister’s progressive gesture
to invite the world to explore opportunities with India.
Rituparna Chakraborty, President Indian Staffing Federation
Why hosting World Employment conference in India?

Your partnership will be crucial to ensure the success,
The conference will be an important platform to discuss the available pool of talent from our country, besides the
welcome business environment which is undergoing important reform of the labour market. This will be a landmark
to the efforts made for the recognition of India as a global employment partner and strengthen employability for
Indian workforce.
There would be discussions on issues pertaining to employment at the international level and to share analysis,
perspectives and possible strategies drawing from the experiences of other countries. This Conclave will be
addressed by government policy and International decision makers, top notch corporates, academic leaders, HR
Leaders, Skill development experts and others who will discuss latest developments, trends which challenge the
traditional paradigms of creating quality employment thereby stimulating new and innovative ideas for the growth
of every industry.
Through this, ISF intends to focus on the three crucial issues of employment growth in India
- Skill development and deployment,
- Multiplying employment opportunities along with technological advancements in the eco system, and
- Providing a platform to showcase India as a talent powerhouse to the world.

Benefits of Partnership for World Employment Conference

- Global marketing of your brand as (category) partner of the event
- Showcase your service/product in an exclusive break-out session of 45 minutes with International/Domestic
group of participants
- Partner Federations from 40+ countries involved in promoting the event into their countries
- Platform for trade and business discussions pertaining to employment industry (technology exchange, tie-
ups, and exclusive setups) expected between countries.
- Over 100+ foreign delegates expected from US, UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East among others
- Over 250+ selective Indian corporate leaders and decision makers expected
- Extensive Social Media marketing to the entire ISF and Ciett community
Preparation for WEC16: ongoing activities,

1. Sponsorship meetings:
- Partnership discussion with : Ministry of Rural, Labor and Employment , EU and ILO
- Corporate sponsorships discussion with: ADP, TMP worldwide, DHFL, Axis Bank,

2. Delegate Participation
 Tele calling- International database for new registrations
 Sent Invoices & Confirmation letters to the paid attendees
 Updated attendees sheet
 Handled International delegates queries
 Total International Registered Participants: 90

o Paid – 71
o Unpaid – 19
 Total Indian Registered Participants: 47
o Paid – 14
o Unpaid – 33
 Total Guest/ Free Participants: 48
o Sponsors – 44
o Ciett – 4

3. Vendor negotiations:

o Event Company: Quintessentially
o Translation cost and translation set up for Intl delegates from Japan and Brazil
o Tourism: Added new sightseeing options for international delegates
4. Venue: Taj Palace

5. Marketing:
 Event Website: ongoing changes
 Sent follow up mail to members- to invite clients and purchase tickets
 Sent invitation mail to corporates
 Partnership-Discussed ISF partnership expectations with People Matters

 Followed up with CII to circulate invitation mail to their members

 Social Media : ongoing announcements

 Sponsorships
o Discussions and meetings with various companies
o Searching new companies


International: Staffing Industry Analysts:
 Collected responses from members

                                                    ISF Research
ISF 2016 Report
 ISF working on its Bi-annual report for launch next year in May 2016.
 Concall with Mr. Yadav, Suchita & Abhijit from Indicus to share the feedback on the draft of the report

PR and Media 

ISF Coverage

 Budget 2016: Companies lured to take more on rolls
 Job market to spurt on Startup India
 Skill growth, startups get industry nod
 Here’s how the industry reacted to Union Budget
 Cos Look for Talent, Get Some Skills as Topping
 EPF tax: Why wasn’t the move thought through?
 Pace of job growth slows to six-year low
 Job hunting a mouse click away

ISF Industry Coverage
 Slow labour reforms hurt ‘good’ jobs
 Why Make in India is stumbling over our labour laws
 Creating good jobs in formal sector is the need of the hour
 Critical skills, productivity are key: Randstad survey
 ‘Regulatory cholesterol’ is hampering creation of jobs
 Skills mission, jobs get a boost in Budget 2016-2017
 Government’s EPF options limited
 Budget 2016: Labour ministry to remove four levies
 FM Jaitley defends EPF tax, says move was step to a pensioned society
 Budget 2016 impact: Younger subscribers worst hit by EPF tax

 Job opportunities shrinking in public sector: Govt
 Labour pain
 Indian companies bullish in hiring; employers expect to add manpower in April-June quarter
 EPF tax ‘rollback’ to precede budget talks
 News in numbers 27% of women in formal labour workforce in India
 Labour ministry to integrate 5 labour Acts with e-biz portal
 Relief for middle-class as FM shelves Budget move to tax EPF withdrawals
 Statutory backing soon for skill development: Rajiv Pratap Rudy
 Consulting firms new superstars at IIM’s
 Labour ministry leads effort for PF tax rollback
 Government announces labour law exemption for startups up to 3 years
 Govt remoulds EPF clay to build big
 Rating Jaitley’s budget on the most important measure of all: Jobs for youth
 Capitalism, bane of labour class
 Reskilling will redefine Indian IT firms’ biz model
 Skill India to begin in April to train youths
 NPS and EPF should get same tax benefits
 New-age IT skills can double your pay
 Hiring activity sees 18% growth in February: Naukri Job Speak Index
 No new jobs created in 10 years
 India to see highest rise in employment in 2016: Survey
 Women beat men in entry-level IT jobs
 EPF and NPS: A checklist
 Haryana Budget: Focus primarily on rural sector, jobs & education
 No revision in NREGS Wage Maths
 Referral programmes promote mediocrity: TeamLease study
 NDA plans new push for labour reforms
 Labour reforms will send positive signals
 Haryana pushes for labour reforms, Assembly passes 4 Bills
 EPFO to review withdrawal norms
 Labour reforms: Central trade unions barring BMS to go on strike on September 2
 Mere 5.7% hike in NREGA wages for the unskilled
 Inoperative EPF accounts to earn interest from 1 April
 India’s most wanted: Jobs, Jobs & Jobs

 Jobs remain elusive as steps like Make in India, infrastructure development yet to              show results
 One Size Fits All Approach Not Feasible in Labour Laws
 Enforcement of PF norms to be with labour ministry
 Lack of skilled labour, credit facilities holding down MSMEs: Report

1. Attended the Union Finance Minister’s Post Budget Interactive Session with Industry Associations -
March, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
The interactive session focused on the key provisions of the Finance Bill 2016.
The following Senior Government officials and members from industry were invited to share their
views and perspective on the budget proposals with the participants-
- Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Govt. of India
- Sunil Kanoria, President, ASSOCHAM
- Sumit Mazumder, President, CII
- Harshavardhan Neotia, President FICCI

o In the interactive session, the Finance Minister told that large sums of money being allocated
to followings-
 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
 Crop insurance (to be supported by states)
 Rural roads
 Irrigation for farmers
 Recapitalisation of Banks

o He shared his views on India’s fiscal deficit, saying that it can be met by “earning more or
spending less”, and that the previous year the spent less.
o He said major priority for this government is Infrastructure & they will spend high on
Highways, rural roads, railways, additionally new ports and new airports.
o He then talked about tax and said Tax simplification is important for small traders,
professional and small manufactures as they focus on presumed income and taxation.
Govt. started a scheme to encourage black money makers to surrender off the share or a part
of for welfare of the public and make rest money white.

2. ISF attended Ciett South Asia chapter – 2
March, Bangkok

3. ISF attended ILO Workshop – Capacity building – 3
& 4
March, Bangkok
o Session on the Fair Recruitment Initiative
o Capacity Building Sessions

4. Meeting with Shri Pravin Srivastava, DDG (Emp), MoLE – 22
o A new discussion has been initiated for the entry barriers and practice codes for the
private employment agencies for NCS portal


o Others companies called in to share their views on the defining guidelines by ISF for NCS

5. Meeting with Shri Pravin Srivastava, DDG (Emp), MoLE – 30
o Invitation & Partnership discussion for WEC16

6. Seeking following meetings – to discuss respective ISF agenda
o Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge),
o Shri Rohit Nandan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Department & Entrepreneurship
o G K Dwivedi JS (FOREIGNER), Ministry of Home Affairs
o Dr V.K. Singh, Minister for State for Overseas Indian Affairs, Govt of India
o Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary (EA), Ministry of Finance
o Ms. Sujata Mehta , Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs

Update on TDS 194C instead of 194J representation to Ministry of Finance representatives:
ISF is working with some experts to look into the content of the contracts to bring a simplified statement which
can make the case strong to present to govt. officials regarding considering Staffing contracts under 194C
instead of 194J.
1. New Website: Launched & updating content

2. Newsletter: Sent March 2016 Newsletter

3. Social Media:
 Media updates on social sites
 Followed people from member companies on LinkedIn & Twitter
 Impact Analytics
o LinkedIn grown till last month : 1627 to 1652
o Facebook grown till last month : 722 to 754
o Twitter grown till last month : 663 to 685


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New Member: NA

Follow up Prospect members:
 ISEO Systems  Siebrains
 Corp Staffing  Merajobs
 IKYA  Need Manpower
 North : Hosting Ciett 49
Regional updates
World Employment Conference 2016

 East : No Update

 West : No Update

 South : ISF Board Meeting held on 17
March, Delhi

                                                                   Secretariat & Accounting Matters 

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