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General Motors (GM +1.8%) plans to hire 3K workers from Hewlett Packard as part of its...

General Motors (GM +1.8%) plans to hire 3K workers from Hewlett Packard as part of its initiative to bring tech operations in-house and step up its team of software developers. The new hires already work on projects for the automaker, but will swap their ID badges to GM.
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  • Dividends For The Long Haul
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    Big Blue = IBM
    18 Oct 2012, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • Momintn
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    Yea, pretty confusing.
    18 Oct 2012, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Yeah someone will have to explain when IBM lost that moniker.
    18 Oct 2012, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • Momintn
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    Goes to show that some people writing this do not live in the USA.

     

    On Marketwatch someone wrote about Walgreens selling jeans on one of their quarters. Of course they were thinking Walgreens was Walmart.
    18 Oct 2012, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • Lakeaffect
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    Funny how these things work. For years, the rage was to outsource IT. HP (and other IT companies) were happy oblige by taking the workers onto their payroll at lousy or no benefits.

     

    Perhaps businesses are finding that outsourcing results in low morale and lack of empathy on the part of the workers, due to lousy pay, benefits, conditions, loyalty and lack of even a smidgen of identity with the company which is paying for their services.

     

    18 Oct 2012, 01:36 PM Reply Like
  • tman22@charter.net
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    Amen
    It all started in 1982 for GM.
    18 Oct 2012, 05:40 PM Reply Like
  • WisPokerGuy
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    As an IT consultant for over 28 years, this policy change is problematic for GM. Normally, the contract workers that would even consider taking such an offer of employment from GM (especially considering that GM is fiscally challenged itself) are not what you would call the "best of breed". The people who would probably hire on with GM under those circumstances are most likely workers with limited employment options. The best people, would probably not consider taking a pay cut or the loss of the flexibility that contracting affords a person for a job with a struggling General Motors. Therefore, GM will probably end up with a bunch middle-talent IT people just trying to live out the string until retirement. I know. I've seen this before and it rarely works out for the hiring company. Once a company decides to out-source everything, it's VERY EXPENSIVE to change direction because you have to pay-up for the really good people.
    19 Oct 2012, 12:17 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    You get what you pay for as the saying goes, so I agree. You won't get good talent unless you pay well for it.
    19 Oct 2012, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • mikeurl
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    Will they become UAW employees? if so, expect productivity to be slashed in 1/2.
    19 Oct 2012, 11:28 AM Reply Like
  • Momintn
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    Keep your politics out of it.
    20 Oct 2012, 11:33 AM Reply Like
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