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Indian HRM Quiz and other offshoring topics

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Mercer HR had this quiz. What do you know about Indian HRM? (4 questions only) Since we (U.S.) are so concerned (wrongly so) about the Indians and Chinese taking jobs away, perhaps we should know more about the these economies…

BTW – for the record, global economies are a great thing. 4 Question quizes are questionable.

As long as we’re talking about the major insecurities that the U.S. has about offshoring work to India and China, Workforce Online has a great analysis of knowledge workers and the growth of knowledge in different economic geographies.

Cobalt’s Bangalore R&D staff has accumulated the necessary domain knowledge and now assumes full responsibility for entire projects, including the most complex work. “The more typical approach is to send low-risk work to India, but that is a recipe for failure,” Krishnamurthy says.

“The talent there is as good or better than in the U.S.,” he says. “The large U.S.-based companies now investing in R&D centers in India–Oracle, Intel and Microsoft, for example–do not view them as adjunct facilities but as labs for original work.

As long as we’re at it, here’s a Watson Wyatt survey on offshoring regarding employer and employee opinions.

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