January 30, 2011 Category : Science & Technology
Uncertainties and volatilities in the IT job market have brought out the weaknesses and strengths of companies, creating a level playing field, where big as well as small names are vying for the top spot in the DQ-IDC Best Employers Survey. But for the second year in a row, emerging companies such as RMSI, SAS, Tavant, and iGate grabbed the limelight as they succeeded in challenging the bigger players in terms of employee satisfaction
While majority of the large Indian as well as MNC companies resorted to layoffs as a business necessity; they did very little to control the knee-jerk response. Things took an ugly turn, with negative headlines on the HR front dominating media coverage, sometimes at the risk of the companys image. While many of these reports were true, many were not entirely so. And this we realized only on approaching each company for the DQ-IDC Best Employer Survey 2008. The lack of transparency and hesitation in sharing information was discomfiting. Four large companies ended up not participating and all for the first time in the history of this research. The reasons cited were corporate policies preventing the sharing of sensitive HR information. For all those who love reading between the lines, the little said the better.