Friday, June 11, 2010

Poaching: Policing the Police?

The article "NASSCOM seeks to plug loopholes in hiring norms" is perhaps a reflection that the downturn in India is over, and that officially hiring is back in fashion :-)!!

It is interesting to see the debate between the corporates and the recruiters -on the methods -and the practices in spotting and enticing the flight of top talent!! It is any body's guess who will prevail in this blame game...

One would have thought that the past 18 months would have provided a breather to most organisations to get their act together, and the road map ahead. From 'hiring tresspassers', and building benches, one would have expected the strategists to think beyond the low lying fruit, right? Aren't the means just as important as the ends?

To me, it seems most of us are in the 'Pre-liberalisation' era-recall the famous Bombay Club seeking level playing grounds in Indian industry? Isn't it time for us to realise the market dynamics drive the survival of the fittest?

Isn't it time to realise-in the present age, the knowledge /intellect economy, the employer no longer calls all the shots? Today's professional is keen on adding value to him/herself and to his/her profession and would be engaged with any employer who creates the best platform. Time to question age old belief of the 'cooling period' ? Where would the person use his/her skills if not in the same domain?

Does a corporate expect people to have sudden bursts of amnesia? Weren't most corporates opportunist enough to
shake off 'bad apples' at the first sight of downturn? Or defer salary hikes and promotions when the 'going was bad'? Time for quid pro quo?

Isn't it time for soul searching and see why people leave organisations..instead of trying to put up fences and try to pinpoint blame on outsiders? Surely there would be tell tale signs before the extra marital affairs happen, right?

And since separations are inevitable, may be it is time to reflect on the policies of the hiring company? Are you enticing the job seeker to join -without serving the notice period? Are you insisting on the relieving letter from the previous employer? Is it ethical to bait aspirants with a joining bonus?

Did we hear some where-'"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you' :)! are
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