"Most firms in our survey expect an increase in the number of employees (7 per cent average increase), and their hiring plans are in line with expectations of changes in demand. Job quality may be worsening, with a tilt towards temporary workers," the survey said.
Meanwhile, the survey noted that many firms were unaware of artificial intelligence/blockchain, and many others have not invested in these areas.
"New automation techniques have yet to impact hiring plans," it noted.
The UBS Evidence Lab's survey of 247 C-suite executives from Indian firms indicates a mixed demand outlook with average expectations of 8 per cent growth, and somewhat higher profit margins than in the past.
"These suggest a recovery, but not yet a sharp one," it noted.