Demand for talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is rising across industries as more companies focus on technology transformation. For instance, Bharti Airtel has emphasised hiring of STEM professionals to bolster their data analysis teams; Flipkart are recruiting engineers with expertise in data sciences, analytics and supply chain; MakeMyTrip are sourcing from engineering campuses and Indian Statistical Institute; while Uber will be expanding their STEM team for engineering, data science and design roles. In short, there’s a major emphasis on acquiring top talent specialising in STEM fields.
PepsiCo is looking to address the diversity talent gap in STEM, and created a programme to hire female engineering graduates. The company plans to hire STEM professionals, especially in supply chain and R&D, said Chief Human Resources Officer Pavitra Singh.
EY has also been hiring talent from engineering colleges, and plans to continue to invest in attracting and developing STEM talent for diverse roles at the company, said Talent Leader Sandeep Kohli.
STEM talent will continue to find a place in other sectors despite the tech slowdown, said Roopank Chaudhary, partner at professional services company Aon India.