I've been blogging quite a bit about India in the past few weeks, noticing in particular how they're slowly but surely adopting not just the best, but also the worst aspects of Western culture. Now, as this recent article in the Economic Times reports, the Indian workforce is getting younger and younger Ė to the point where companies are going to the countryside to round up Indian youth by training them and employing them.
OF course, this sounds like a great thing - and it is - for now.
The high-tech market in India is hardly a new marketplace for IT talent. As the years go by, and companies become richer and more bloated (along with the fat cats running them), the realities of keeping these companies afloat will change.
What happens when a company hits the point where it realizes that it needs to stay lean and trim to continue making profits? Where do these jobs go? What happens before then and the "old timers" are put out to pasture for younger, more flexible employees who adapt better to the long and weird hours.
While these aren't necessarily concerns now, they are valid issues that today's workforce in India (especially in technology) should bear in mind when planning their careers and long-term plans.