2.There is increased activity...not resulting in higher offers though!
No tearing hurry as in the hey days! Our experience- while companies go thru the different rounds and rounds of hiring process of screening before and finalising the shortlist, and even negotiating the salary to be offered-there is a certain reluctance to sign on the dotted line. There is an underlying assumption that lot of talent is available..so let us wait for a "Sachin Tendulkar' to come along, and lets be more patient :-)!
The media hype has had the job aspirants in a tizzy. Perhaps it has to do most of the professionals being shortchanged out of a decent hike in 2009-reckoning that it entitles them to a higher negotiating posture. Most of them expect up to 30% to 40% hike while changing jobs-little realising they are out pricing themselves :-)! They have no compelling reason to change at the conservative figures clients are willing to pay in the 'present market'!!
3.Strategic hiring! It is interesting to note that in the last 12 months, one has seen a range of activity from the clients in
We at Options are working on a wide variety-Finance manager(Gurgaon), techno functional consultants for infrastructure(
I recall listening to a speech by Mr Subroto Bagchi. Frustration happens when there is a gap between ability and aspirations. Two choices to bridge it. Either increase ability. Or reduce aspiration!
Time will tell -who will blink first-the corporates wanting to hire? Or the job aspirant willing to give in!!