- The Indian strategy for the IT market has been to flood it with Indian resources.
- This strategy is designed to overwhelm the hiring apparatus at companies.
By flooding the market, and then using their position inside the company to bring in other Indians, once Indians have entered a company, they seek to replace the domestic IT workers with Indians. They also consistently infiltrate the hiring apparatus in companies to push them to hire more Indians. Indians often do this under “diversity,” a concept that was designed for disadvantaged minorities in the US — like Latinos and blacks. Diversity was never meant to be used as a pretext to bring in large numbers of foreign workers who happen to be non-white.
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How Indians Flood the IT Market
How this works is described by Mark Graham.
Indians have become successful by flooding the market. It is nothing more than that. By having 100 to 1 resume ratios a hiring manager just gives up and hires an Indian because he never noticed the other candidates.
Many of the recruiter websites are setup just to capture the white person’s resumes and put an Indians name on it.
We covered this theft and impostering of experience in the article Why Dealing with Indian Recruiters is Futile and Pointless for Domestic IT Workers.
This quotation of flooding is reinforced in the analysis of the takeover of the IT recruiting market by Indians and Indian firms.
Indian Recruiters Quality
Not only do Indian recruiters have close to universally terrible ethics, but they typically have enormous English communication problems, they lack conscientiousness, they usually know less about the technology and even what terms stand for than US domestic recruiters.
Still, with their awful performance as recruiters, they now dominate the US contract recruiting market. This illustrates that whatever they did to accomplish this feat, it was not based upon quality.
Ready for another discussion with an Indian recruiter? Don’t forget to read out article Preparing Your Mind to Deal with Oracle and Indian Recruiters.
Who Hates Indian Recruiters?
Literally everyone — and I mean everyone who is domestic detests Indian recruiters. I have never heard a single positive review given to an Indian recruiter.
But domestic IT workers feel they are forced to go to them.
Even companies complain about Indian recruiters to me. This is due to the fact that communication skills and other associated things they do poorly don’t automatically change when they speak to clients. Furthermore, Indian recruiters take a much larger margin, so the price charged per hour goes down to the contractor far less than it goes down to the client. When rates do go down, it is primarily due to Indians who will take lower rates.
Indian Labor Lobbying
Indians have far more entities lobbying for them in the US than do US domestic IT workers. NASSCOM is the lobby group that is behind most of this. NASSCOM does not fight for improved labor standards, and they don’t confront US companies, rather they are a lobby against US domestic workers. NASSCOM lobbies to help Indians monopolize the US IT labor market and exclude US domestic workers from the IT market.
Indians Acting as a Block Against Domestic Workers
If Indians act as a block and there are what amounts to an unlimited number of Indians who seek to leave India as they cannot make a comparable living in India when does this stop?
The answer is it never does, not until domestic workers stand up and put a stop to it.
Currently, Indian companies like Wipro and TATA are known to be hostile to non-Indian workers. Still, companies like IBM and Oracle are so high in Indian concentration that they are considered less appealing to domestic workers. There is not a single domestic US company that increases its percentage of Indian workers in a significant way, that stays equally appealing as a work environment for domestic workers. Let us review, the domestic workers in any country are supposed to be the first labor poor to pull on for workers. But Indian employment is changing that. Indians in India claim superior job rights over US citizens. And apparently, a very high percentage of the Indian workers in the US agree with this sentiment as it helps them increase their concentration in the companies they currently work.
Indians show a hive approach to overwhelming areas in order to take it over. Indians would not be so successful in the US if they did not exist in such numbers in the US. Indians are about supporting Indians at the expense of the local domestic individuals in that country. This same pattern of behavior has been found in every country that Indians have immigrated — from Fiji to Singapore, from Australia to the US.