Hand in hand, Bangalore couples feel at home in office as well
Monday, Jun 10, 2013, 15:01 IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya Bedevilled by high attrition rates, IT and BPO firms seemed to have found an ingenious solution to retain talent: Spousal hiring. When vacancies open up, HR departments tracking the internal job portals and CVs forwarded by employees are keen on hiring the spouse of the employee. Though niche, companies, especially the IT and BPOs, are following this policy, popularly known as ‘spousal hiring’, to retain valuable employees.
Suman’s employers always kept her away from campus hiring citing Arav as the reason. Since Arav worked as a recruiter in a rival firm, her manager regarded this as a drawback. “It was quite upsetting. I would vent my anger on Arav, who was not at fault.”