Poaching rampant as dotcoms on hunt for skilled talent

Mumbai, Nov 18 | Updated: Nov 19 2005, 07:18am hrs
Shortage of skilled professionals in the areas of internet marketing, usability, brand and technical managers is acting as a deterent to dotcoms, who are on the comeback trail.

This has led to poaching among Internet companies keen to rope in trained professionals to further grow their business.

According to Mafoi Management Consultants center head (Bangalore) Aditya Mishra, "Desperate hiring is taking place and companies are paying huge premiums. The movement is at the middle and senior management levels." Among the recent movers and shakers, it may be recalled that Ashish Kashyap left Indiatimes.com for Google as the company's sales and operations country manager for India.

But the manpower crunch is not because there aren't any people. "People could be nervous about getting back. Having burned their fingers once when dotcoms went bust, they're now doing other things," says ABC Consultants CEO Shiv Agrawal. Among the dotcoms, almost everyone is scouting for manpower. Rediff, Yahoo India, Timesjobs.com and others are all on the lookout for trained people.

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