The pharmaceutical and healthcare sector has turned into a ‘superhero’ sector that has been pulling us through the current crisis, not just by making India self-reliant but also by becoming a reliable global player. The impact of pandemics on this sector’s employment has been largely positive and is projected to grow faster in the coming months.
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The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industry is expected to add nearly 210,000 new hires in 2021, up from 170,000 jobs added in 2020?
Pharma sector’s hiring intent: 46% Positive
Businesses are moving from task orientation to digital learning. Upskilling & Reskilling is need of the hour, talent & employers will need to keep pace with a very fast-changing world. New roles are emerging especially in R&D and technology integrations are expected to be in high demand.
Top skills in demand
Clinical Research -R&D
President - Global Human Resources
Digital Dexterity, agility and resilience are key for talent to stay relevant in the current scenario. We are seeing new roles opening in the technology domain. In the coming years we will be looking for talent to ﬁll these tech and semi tech roles across manufacturing shop ﬂoors, R&D as well as marketing teams.
GM- Corporate Human Resources
We are expecting a signiﬁcant needle movement in tech roles. The other area where we are expecting a lot of numbers coming through is the planning and scheduling function. But with pandemic, it’s important to have the right skill set and the right number of people to meet the production demand.