Economy India Inc to step up hiring budgets by 34% in 2019: Report Updated : January 29, 2019 06:44 PM IST In addition, the report revealed that companies that were surveyed are expected to raise their hiring budgets by at least 34 percent compared to 20 percent of companies in 2018. The report is based on a survey of over 900 recruitment decision-makers including VPs, SVPs, EVPs, C-suite executives, directors, managers and HR executives from across the country. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.