“I am working in IT industry since last 5 years and with my present company from past 7 months. I have joined this company with almost double salary. But, I am on bench and now I am planning to join another company. However, I have confusion in my mind. Please suggest me whether I should go for new company with a decent salary hike or wait here for more time and settle down finally?”
Most of us would have come across such dilemma-filled queries during our lifetime of job activity. Times are changing fast and with time are changing the trends of job profile and activities.
This has led to a unique shift where permanent jobs in all sectors are being replaced with temporary ones, contract-based jobs or part-time (or varied shift) works to say the least.
According to a work monitor report, Indians are the most mobile & aspiring workers in the world, willing to switch jobs for better career opportunities backed by higher aspiration levels with focus on promotions.
Most Aspiring Employees in the World
The mobility index that Indian workforce was the most flexible in the world at 147 index points closely beating China and Mexico for the top spot. Delhi seems to be a notch higher than the other Indians in terms of job shifting, says the report.
In the ultimate analysis, the job shifting culture depends to a great extent on personal traits of employees such as ones desire in life, the levels of skill and patience, your financial standing and your ability to negotiate and extract with larger pie of goodies.
The report points out that employees earning in the salary bracket of Rs.5-10 lakh tend to shift more jobs than others. In deed, this is a classic salary bracket where young employees form a part of the middle level management and aspire to penetrate higher into the corporate system.
In fact, I am of the opinion that Indians, have always moved around within their own country for better opportunities, so they have never had the inhibition of moving across the globe.
The cultural diversity within India itself provides for a strong platform to develop one’s ability to mingle with a new culture and yet retain the inherent strengths as demonstrated by the Marwaris, Baniyas, Gujjus, and many others who have traversed the length and breadth of the country for business prospects and have gelled well and prospered in any circumstance.
The ability to adapt, adjust and learn quickly coupled with flair to speak polished English has put Indian workers on the Global map. Further, if the business is getting all this at a lesser cost then why not?
At the same time, one should not get carried away with unrealizable aspirations and expectations of never ending growth prospects of job profile. A 20-30% Growth in Salary levels or promotions Y-o-Y will not be forever feasible.
Further, it’s always good to take on more challenging roles and responsibilities but job-hopping just for a few extra bucks or for frivolous reasons certainly doesn’t augur well in the long run. What really is required for Human Resources is to develop a pragmatic approach to both Employer and Employee expectations and come up with effective solutions to engage this dynamic and aspiring Work Force.
What’s your view on highly aspiring Indian employees?