U.S. Hiring Planned by Chinese and Indian Companies
IT workers are painfully familiar with outsourcing and offshoring by U.S. companies. But a significant number of companies based in India, China and other high-growth countries are looking to boost the number of workers they employ in the United States, according to a recent study from the IBM Institute for Business Value. Organizations continue to develop and deploy talent around the globe at a rapid pace, but the rationales behind workforce investment are changing. "The silver lining of globalization is that the shift toward expansion will require companies to redirect their workforce to locations that provide the greatest opportunities, not just the lowest costs,” says Denis Brousseau, vice president over organization and people for IBM Global Business Services. “At the same time, they need to re-imagine their management strategies to reflect an increasingly dynamic workforce." More than 700 human-resource officers and other executives took part in the survey, which can be accessed at ibm.com/chrostudy.