Oct 3, 2006
Challenges for small town employers
AK Menon who's recently started a blog (disclosure: I am helping him set it up) blogs about the challenges that employers in smaller towns like Goa and Vizag face when hiring people.
My thinking is that once smaller towns have a critical mass of organizations in any industry, they would find it easy to hire people. No longer are we in an age where a town was defined by a large employer, like Tatanagar, Bhilai or Bokaro.
An employer set up a site in Chandigarh thinking they could get workforce from Delhi and the National Capital Region at a fraction of the cost of setting a workplace up in Gurgaon or Noida.
They were in for a rude shock, as attrition levels shot up as Chandigarh residents joined the office and then after gaining some experience moved to Delhi in droves. Somehow cost of living expenses took a backseat to the excitement of working in Gurgaon and getting a higher salary.
So the firm is now setting up another office in Gurgaon.
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