Flipkart, Paytm, Ola among India’s top employers: LinkedIn study

For all the negative news flow around the sector, home-grown consumer internet ventures like Flipkart, Paytm, Ola and OYO Rooms remain the most sought-after Indian employers, according to a study by professional networking site LinkedIn.

Called Top Attractors 2016, the list features India’s best employers based on exclusive LinkedIn data, including job-seeker reach, engagement and retention.

The rivalry between e-tailers Flipkart and Amazon can be seen here, too, with Flipkart taking the top honours and Amazon in close pursuit. The two companies managed to hold on to the top two spots for the second year in a row. The local arm of consultancy firm KPMG is ranked third while One97 Communications Ltd, the parent of digital wallet firm Paytm, has stormed its way into the list, clinching the fourth spot. Taxi-aggregator Ola is ranked fifth, a significant improvement from last year’s tenth.

Apart from One97 Communications, other new entrants in the list are Tech Mahindra (14), Swiggy (15), IDFC Bank (17), Vodafone (20), Grofers (22), McKinsey & Company (24) and Oracle (25).

The study says professionals are attracted towards industry disruptors, and that's precisely why names like Ola, OYO Rooms, MakeMyTrip, and Swiggy feature in the list.

Of the 25 companies in the list, as many as 13 are Indian, including tech multinationals and startups, which hints at a paradigm shift in job-seekers' preferences.

“We analysed India's most attractive employers to understand how their culture and growth opportunities appeal to Indian professionals and, interestingly, home-grown companies are leading the list,” said Irfan Abdulla, Director Talent Solutions & Learning Solutions, LinkedIn India.

Here's the complete list.

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