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Don't poach Satyam workers: Nasscom tells recruitment team

business Updated: Jan 09, 2009 14:18 IST

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Expressing solidarity with the new management team of the Satyam, IT industry body Nasscom on Friday said it has asked its recruitment team not to poach anybody from Satyam.

"As of now, the priority of Nasscom is business continuity. The company is in the middle of a crisis. All the employees have been working on projects. To continue the projects they need people," a top Nasscom official said. For Nasscom the priority now is to see that business continues for Satyam.

"We will ensure that customers and other stakeholders get the right perspective. We will also work with the Satyam Task Force to reach out to their customers and employees and guide them through the transition," Nasscom Chairman Ganesh Natarajan has said.

Earlier, Infosys had made it clear that to refrain from hiring employees of Satyam Computer Services.

Though the new Satyam management team headed by the interim CEO Ram Mynampati yesterday tried to soothe over 50,000 nervous employees by saying that the salaries for December has been taken care of,the worried workforce is busy looking at avenues elsewhere. The employees are busy posting their resumes on job portals.

"In a middle of a crisis of this magnitude, people usually jump ship. Rival firms usually look at cherry-picking staff," an analyst said.