Tesla’s Talent Hunting Is Affecting Apple Chiefly
US-based electric vehicles manufacturer, Tesla Motors, is reportedly kind of abducting Apple. According to Bloomberg, Elon Musk’s Tesla is striving to model the iPhone maker, and poaching of Apple employees is a part of the modeling process.
The company has employed more than 150 former workers of Cupertino-based tech giant. As if Musk had a furtive resentment towards Silicon giant, he is offering more and more jobs to the Apple employees.
This poaching practice continued at both ends. Musk revealed to Bloomberg that Apple also “tries very hard to recruit from Tesla. But so far they’ve actually recruited very few people.” By the way this is very interesting, because if the employees have actually refused to be disloyal with Tesla, they have refused 60% increase in salary and $250,000 bonus on signing contract with Apple.
But what made me think of Apple’s offers as reality is the topical news: Apple is looking to compete Google in self-driving technology and mapping service. Earlier in the week, few cars were noticed driving in California and were speculated to be iPhone maker’s exercise to collect street level data. It can be anticipated that Cupertino company might be looking to exploit the experience of Tesla employees.
Nonetheless, what I’m considering a sort of resentment, has been reported as Musk’s love for Apple and that he enjoys getting compared with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Talking to Bloomberg he said “from a design perspective, [Apple] is relatively closely aligned.”
Tesla is looking for a serious modeling after Apple, which is not limited to work with former employees of Apple but follows its designs as well in making Tesla’s own products. It seems Tesla has set Apple as its ultimate ideal.
Whatsoever, it seems pretty obvious that an environment of strong competition is prevailing between Apple and Tesla and Google and Apple. And what I’m sure of, is: Competition will lead the companies to ameliorate their services.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.