Monday, July 11, 2005

Recruitment Mania

Seeing the sheer scale and the methods used by "Software companies" to recruit students from colleges, it comes as no surprise that this year, so many students were "picked up" without even a written test (forget the interviews) from many of Pune's Engineering colleges.
Such aggressive recruitment is often seen as a panacea to the rising attrition problem in the Indian Software Industry. Also there is tremendous competition between the "truck recruitment cos" (Infy, Wipro, Satyam, TCS, Cogni, et al) to get as many engineers aboard as possible. In a recent discussion with our senior quizzers like Ramanand, Gaurav and BVHK after the SOQ quiz, I found that each of these giants were competing for the same outsourced projects overseas and were showing off their spare staff to gain an advantage in the race. No wonder they are not bothered about the quality and skills of the students they "pick up". Well, this really puts serious questionmark on the whole system of recruitment through campuses.Perhaps, NASSCOM's decision of making a central examination as acriteria for getting into a s/w co. should come out as a solution.


Nikhil K said...

Too much of anything is a bad thing. This 'spate' has brought about a subtle shift in the mindsets of the recruitees. A job is no longer sacrosanct. For eg., when Infy visited PICT with a criteria of 58, only 30 students sat for the test. this when Infy selected 60 from MIT and 40 from VIT. The Infy HRs were shell shocked and picked just 7 from the 8 shortlisted. So, the students of the better colleges have already begun spurning the mass-recruiters. Its cos like IBM, Conexant (which picks 1 or 2 from each coll) that will rule the roost.

Kunal said...

So MESCOE uses the truck/bucket/flower nomenclature too huh? ;-)

Aditya Pethe said...

Dude PSPL does not give u any time kya? Kuch to naya post kar.