Single-digit hikes in the coming financial year, low job mobility plague sector’s employees
Their complaint? The three-month non-negotiable notice period that most IT firms hold their employees to. According to the report, the petition said, “It is unrealistic for anyone to plan that far ahead for their future actions and resign in advance not knowing state of the issue in next three months.” The petition has been addressed to the Union Ministry of Labour & Employment.
Speaking to the financial daily, an IT professional, who did not want to be named, said that no company would be willing to wait for three months while their new employee serves out his or her period at their old firm. Further, the report said that Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Capgemini, Accenture and IBM had a three-month notice period in place.
The Indian IT sector, and its employees, will not escape this predicament either. According to ET, Tech Mahindra has already suspended the salary revision process for employees with more than six years of experience, pending a management review.