Microsoft India's HR Practices

            
 
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Case Details:
Case Code : HROB123
Case Length : 16 pages
Period : 1998-2009
Pub Date : 2009
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Microsoft India Corporation Pvt. Ltd.
Industry : Computers, IT and ITeS
Countries : India

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Microsoft India was also believed to be one of the most sought after companies for information technology (IT) professionals and graduates in India.9

In early 2009, Microsoft announced the layoff of five percent of its workforce worldwide, as it reported its first drop in revenues in its history of business spanning over three decades10. The company-wide cost cutting measures were applicable to some extent to its Indian operations, where the company laid off one percent (55 employees) of its total workforce.11 If the economic situation deteriorated further beyond a point, the company was prepared to prune its headcount further, globally as well as in India.

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Did the economic situation also warrant a change in Microsoft India's human resource (HR) practices? Or, were its strategic HR practices in alignment with the company's mission, values, and strategy?...

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9] Press Release, www.cybermedia.co.in, September 19, 2008.
10] Joseph Tartakoff, "Earnings: Microsoft Posts First Ever Drop in Revenue; Online Ad Revenue Falls 16 Percent," www.paidcontent.org, April 23, 2009.
11] Ina Fried, "Microsoft Sends Second Wave of Layoff Notices to 3, 000," http://news.cnet.com, May 5, 2009.

 

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