Global Staffing Trends: Challenges in India’s Labor Market


India’s labor market presents employers and staffing providers with many unique challenges. Because of the demand for high-end technical skills, workers who have these skills are able to be more selective when choosing their employer.

When an employer does lock down these in-demand workers, they try to secure their employee base and make it challenging for workers to leave.

“Workers can’t just give two weeks’ notice,” Staff Management | SMX Executive Director Marty Pittman explains. “They need to get a relieving letter from their employer, releasing them from the obligations of their employment agreement and allowing them to pursue a new position. Obtaining these often requires negotiation between the worker and their employer. Thirty days notice is the norm.”

This lack of flexibility in the marketplace is especially challenging for providers of contingent labor. Having to wait 30 or even 60 days before a worker can be relieved from their previous employer makes it increasingly difficult for staffing providers to fulfill the immediate and fluctuating needs of their clients.

In the HRO Today article, “India: Five Keys Used to Place Talent More Effectively,” Marty shares his expertise on how MSPs can overcome the unique challenges of India’s labor market to fulfill their clients’ orders. Read the full story and let us know what you think in the comment box below!

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