Well you can fake your internal Employee Satisfaction survey, but an independent Survey is a big no no for Indian IT heavyweights like TCS,Infosys,Wipro and Microsoft India.
Well all the top names of Indian IT chose not to participate in the Annual Dataquest Best Employer survey citing recession as reason, admitting the fact that employees are unhappy with these companies. Every year these companies flaunt the Dataquest results internally and to media in a big way, but not to participate this year in itself shows the true nature of India’s top companies.
It is little childish to behave in this way considering that these companies talk so much about Employee improvement , transparency, Corporate Social Responsibility etc. It could well be that all these companies formed a syndicate to skip the annual survey.
Funny though TCS in its part showed a 1% improvement in its annual employee satisfaction survey Pulse 2009.
HCL on the other hand chose to participate and came on top of the charts followed by iGate , Rolta India,RMSI and SAS institute. Follow the Below links
Data Quest Best IT Employer 2009 Top 20 list
Data Quest Best Employer 2009 in IT Survey Details
Data Quest Top Best Employer in BPO (2008)
I recently watched a TV program in STAR Vijay (STAR’s Tamil Channel) “Neeyaa Naanaa ?” (translation : You or Me ? ). This program brings people (No celebrities,just common man) with opposing views and let them air their opinion on show.
Last week’s topic was HR vs employees in IT ? Industry. The HRs were well represented by TCS HR,Infosys HR and from many other companies. Even the employee group had diverse employees. As you would know the HR team was very good in speaking through the topic and keeping a strong hold in the discussion by saying employees fake their resumes etc etc.
Also most of the HR group indicated they fight for employees against management and they save the employees everyday. It was pathetic many of the employees couldn’t really put their views across in the show. But finally the Show anchor decided to pitch in for employees, he asked if the following are true or not?
* HR doesnt really perform any of so called Human Resources empowerment or Helping the employees, rather they are a tool to implement management ‘s decisions.
* The way employees are getting fired in recession, informing them on the very day to leave office without any actual notice period.
* HR doesn’t have any independent say in most decisions.
* HRs think they are the Boss.
* Asking woman employees not to become pregnant for few years or so as a condition for hiring them.
As you would expected the HR team refuted all the allegations and then was the twist. One of the HR member spoke in his own idiotic way to accept the fact they simply follow management orders.
And to top it all the program invites two experts in the subject of discussion, they had Pugazhendhi (HR Manager and an renowned writer).
He didn’t mince words ” Todays HR’s function is not really for welfare of employees, the word HR is not a correct job description for most of them. They are just process enforcers and acting towards enforcing the Management’s decisions”
Lets have a discussion in the newly formed IT Forum
India’s No 2 IT biggie Infosys Technologies posted a better than expected Q4 results for 2008-2009. The IT major rleased its Q4 results ahead of the market today morning giving fresh hope to investors. This quarter is expected to be tough for most of the IT companies as the global scenario reached its bottom in last few months.
Infosys reported a 29% growth over Q4 of 2007-2008 and a 5% drop in profits compared with Q3 of 2008-2009. It has reported Q4 net as Rs 5635 crores (1.127 billion dollars). Also Infosys gave a very moderate outlook for Q1 of 2009-2010 financial year.