Is India on Your Mobility Radar? Hear What the Experts Say

Sue Durio, Worldwide ERC® - Sep 27 2018
Published in: Ask the Experts

Companies looking for global mobility opportunities will find no shortage of reasons to consider India.

What’s the draw? Consider that India has one of the youngest workforces in the world, skilled talent that is embracing the gig-economy career path, connectivity and infrastructure that supports global mobile operations and a burgeoning R&D and tech hub.

But establishing mobile operations in India doesn’t come without its challenges. Among them are new work VISA rules and immigration policies, growing protectionism worldwide and a new norm in the critical mobility skills that will be needed.

If India is on your radar for mobility placements in 2019, don’t miss Worldwide ERC®’s upcoming India Global Mobility Summit, 31 October 2018, in Bengaluru. This one-day, intensive workshop is the ideal opportunity to gain insights into the need-to-know information for doing business in India. We are bringing together nearly a dozen Indian HR, immigration and global talent mobility leaders from some of the world’s largest brands, to share their unique perspectives in this full-day workshop. Among the presenters you’ll hear from are:

Dharmesh Kothari, global talent mobility leader with Genpact, who joins panelists on a discussion of Aligning Mobility to Effectively Support Business Objectives. Kothari wrote in a recent International HR article:

“The biggest challenge faced by mobility leaders is how can we ‘anticipate change’ and be an effective ‘trusted advisor’ to our business stakeholders in keeping them informed on impact in a real-time manner.”

Sandeep Musalgaonkar, head of immigration operations with Infosys Limited. He and three colleagues will address how businesses are redrafting their talent deployment strategies in light of increased protectionism. As fellow panelist Nandakumar Kirupanandam noted in the book, Enhancing Employability @ Soft Skills:

“Technical and job-related skills are a must, but they are not sufficient without a moderate degree of soft skills.”

Amrita Das, global performance rewards COE with HCL, will join other presenters in assessing the skills that future mobility professionals need, and strategies to fully equip teams with those critical skills. Fellow panelist Soumen Chowdhury recently wrote that, to successfully manage talent mobility, there “are four critical areas that need to integrate to get the best results – Strategy, Rewards, Technology and Service Delivery.”

Related: India: Positioning to Do Business in a Digital World

Learn more from these presenters, plus the full panel of speakers, and get on the leading edge of information, at Worldwide ERC®’s first India Summit. First-time corporate members may attend at no charge. Register today for this year’s Summit.