'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
From my interactions with some employees in IT sector, I came o know the following. I may be corrected if my information is wrong.
In other sectors recruitment takes place when there is actual vacancy or vacant slots are identified for planned imminent expansion on hand or replacement. In IT sector recruitment is not done with any exact identification of vacancies. It is more to 'show strength and readiness' so that they can canvas business convincing the prospective clients that they have sufficient human resources to take up their project and complete within deadline. So the IT companies go on mass recruiting.
If they get business (they call as project) the freshers along with some experienced seniors are engaged in the new projects. Otherwise they are simply kept on the rolls and paid salary. This is euphemistically called as 'on the bench'. So the prayer and aim of any employee is to get a project. However the employees also become selective, because not all project experience give them career enhancing opportunity or enhanced experience. Periodically the companies make review and evaluation and if they do not have sufficient projects they send out the excess people.
Sometimes when they flnd that seniors are burden for them due to redundancy, obsolescence or cost factors they send the seniors also off. Expecting this from the very beginning, there is no mutual loyalty between the employees and the employer in IT sector.
The employees are always on the look out for change for better job. If they spot one they will quit. Only a change of job ensures them a step rise. Remaining in the same company does not give them such rise. Some even join the companies of their project clients also. Most employees wait and try to be part of overseas projects, so that they can have excellent opportunities for better jobs.
So unlike the conventional employments, neither the employees nor the employers in IT sector feel the pinch of resignation, quitting or lay off. Both side have enough opportunities. The companies send out some; recruit some new people. The employees quit one company, in another company. No regret, no sentiments for both.
But in manufacturing sector especially in the production department, the persons with hands-on experience and sensors are treated as the real guys for the development of the product and the organisation.
But in some departments like accounts, marketing and administrative departments seniors will be treated as heavyweights in these organisations also. That is why employees also try to shift from one organisation to other organisation to keep the growth rate raising.