Placement Dilemma : Flipkart's Deferred Joining Dates
International Journal of Engineering Research and Modern Education (IJERME), (2016), ISSN (Online): 2455 - 4200, Volume I, Issue I, pp. 751 - 756
6 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2016
Date Written: September 1, 2016
Till recent April 2016, Flipkart-one of India's most well known, successful and respected e-commerce company had a phenomenal job placement relationship with one of India's most oldest, reputed and premier management institutions, The Indian Institute of Management [IIM]. FlipKart's job offers at IIM campuses had always attracted handsome number of their students to opt even more over international offers and get lucrative high paying dynamic careers in initial years when e-commerce industry sailed high. As always, this year too for the 2016 passing out batch the company had made offers. But, things took a dramatic turn this year when it was time for student joining. The local press and medias on May 2016 reported that- Flipkart is deferring the joining dates of selectees tentatively to December 2016 and not absorbing them on initially agreed date of June 2016. However, IIM-A was not able to come towards for a consensual affirmation on this company's unprecedented decision, triggering IIM-Ahmedabad to shoot off a displeased e-mail to FlipKart's Management. Therefore, this research paper attempts to understand in depth and the grounds on which FlipKart had to post-pone student joining dates. Through the case, study also reflects what it means and how this issue will define the process of future campus placements way forward.
Keywords: IIM, Flipkart, Placements, Industry, B-School, Recruitment, Selection, E-commerce
JEL Classification: I23, M51
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