from BUSINESS LINE, October 27, 2008 Given the current scenario, do not take up a career in the IT (information technology) sector just because you think it is a white-collar job and offers attractive compensation, advises Dr Srinivas Kandula, Global Head-HR, iGATE.
Take up an IT job only when you believe in it and if you have keen interest and aptitude, he adds. "If these are missing, you will have an unhappy career, earn a sub-optimal salary, and lead a miserable life." What matters are your skill and competency; your engineering degree is just an entry nomination, Dr Kandula clarifies for the benefit of those interested in taking up careers in the IT industry.
From being 29th on the DQ-IDC Best Employer rankings in 2006, iGATE has moved to the No. 1 position this year. What have been the factors that have contributed to this dramatic rise in the rankings? There were two reasons, identifies Dr Kandula, during the course of a recent email interaction with eWorld.
"The first was our holistic approach to people management where we accorded equal importance to all the subsystems of HR (human resources), beginning from hiring to separation." The second and more important reason, according to him, was the way the company went about executing the HR approach. "We did not aspire for short-term gains and set our vision on the long-term. The HR model of iGATE is driven by people and highly customised to its growth and existence." On what impact the top ranking can have in attracting quality talent at …