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December 7, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Microsoft India boss: More overseas work rotations coming

Top talent at Microsoft and other multinational companies better have their passports ready.

The head of Microsoft’s India business group, Ravi Venkatesan, told the Wall Street Journal that companies will be rotating talent to fast-growing countries and having more Indian workers spend time abroad to develop experience.

It’s part of a “more proactive global talent development agenda” he’s predicting.

“Over the coming years I see a few trends. I see global companies paying much more attention to talent. The best companies will rotate their highest potential talent through places like India and China and Brazil as part of their development. We will also ‘export’ more talent from India to other parts of the world as part of the same global talent development process,” he said.

Venkatesan also expects multinationals to do more hiring of senior and middle management internally vs. external recruiting.

Comments | Topics: India, Microsoft, recruiting

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