BPOs keep a watchful eye on applicants

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 07:00 Hrs
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PUNE: Recruiting has always been a tough process. With cases of professionals fudging documents, it’s just getting tougher by the day.

But it appears that, BPOs have mastered all the tricks in the books.

The recruitment process has now witnessed a dramatic change with BPOs now imposing stringent security measures by arming themselves with international certifications such as ISO 2001. Additionally, IT companies are now spending a fortune, for creating a common database of employees to be mutually shared across a spectrum of employers.

Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP) is at present assessing the option of implementing a 30-day notice period to be served by employees quitting the organization, which would be approved by the new employer.

Anand Deshpande, founder chairman and MD, Persistent Systems remarks,¬Ē We want employees to feel guilty of lying. We want them to feel bad about cheating their company. At our level, we are also getting the industry united to respond very strictly to such unethical practices.¬Ē

NASSCOM has already gone ahead and systematized a national registry for all BPO and IT employees, which is voluntary by nature. Several IT and BPO companies are encouraging their employees to sign up.

Companies with a pan-India presence are contemplating of using the model initially as a pilot test to analyze results.

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