This document is an extract from the CUBE IN document Finding, Attracting and Retaining employees in India. Read the integral text after at the link
Beyond the bureaucratic hurdles of setting up a business, the logistical and cultural challenges of finding, attracting and retaining employees and partners can be daunting in any country. A highly dynamic culture due to its very young population (more than 65% of the population is below 35 years of age) and tremendous diversity, the reader will benefit from reading this document on India written by an Indian interculturalist living in Bangalore, having co-started a company and built a young team. The author has also trained individuals from 19 different nationalities on working in India, including entrepreneurial delegations of Swissnex India, 20% of whom have successfully set up businesses in countries other than their own. The document gives pointers about finding the right employees and partners for your business, what their motivators are, what the ideal management style is and how to establish and maintain a relationship with the team.
- India is a land of contrasts – rule of thumb: NEVER ASSUME AND ALWAYS RECONFIRM.
- The two things I always ask my clients to pack in their suitcases while doing business in India: PATIENCE and FLEXIBILITY
- Even after reading this document and several others, it is recommended that you take the time to observe, ask and learn while in different localities in India.
- In India, generally, relationships trump merit and social status trumps relationships.
- An ideal boss in India is one that earns respect through merit while gaining the trust of his employees by taking care of them like family.