Following Korean car maker Hyundai's lead, other Indian car makers are looking at foreign talemt to drive sales through the maze of competition.
With car sales continuing on the rise in India even as they flag elsewhere, automakers like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai Motors India Motor Co and Tata Motors are on a head-hun in Detroit and other fallen auto hubs, seeking the best of the employees sacked by US carmakers in their forced cost-cutting drive.
Earlier this month this, in the first instance of an Indian automotive major looking to attract overseas talent, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said it is mow extending its search for quality manpower beyond the Indian market as a recruitment policy. It has also advertised in an international publication to source its manpower needs from the international market. (See: Hyundai Motor India looks outwards for hiring)
The thre car makers recognise the fact that a large talent pool exists outside India in the form of non resident Indians (NRI) and also expatriates who would be willing to relocate to India to work in the rapidly growing Indian car market today.
Coupled with the fact that these executives will bring in their vast experience of developed car markets as well as a fresh perspectives for the company, this is a good opportunity for both the company as well as NRI and expatriates looking to relocate to India.
The three leading Indian carmakers are mostly focussing on persons of Indian origin. Apart from direct recruitment, they are placing advertisements in leading auto magazines in Southeast Asia seeking engineering talent to run their factories.