Wipro hires 9,000 freshers from campuses across the globe

IT company stops the practice of hiring just in time

Wipro said it has hired 9,000 freshers from campuses across the globe in the last two quarters, 1.5% more than the number it hired in the first half of last fiscal.

Wipro’s chief human resources officer Saurab Govil said the company has stopped the practice of hiring just in time and moved on to a much more planned hiring and training.

“There is a huge shortage of billable talent for digital transformation engagements. We are clearly on a growth mode. So, we are getting a ready bench of people to build capabilities and manage our future growth.’’

“We will also promote 5,000 junior level people in the December quarter and there may be additional pay hikes as well,’’ he said.

“We are currently aggressively hiring freshers with the intent of how can we train them and pool them for our current requirements, especially in the growth areas. This is not just here but across the globe in the US, Europe. 68 per cent localisation is happening there in our biggest markets. In other markets also it’s going up,” said Govil.

As per Govil, Wipro’s focus would be building cadre for digital capabilities.

Laying out the skills the company was looking at, COO Bhanu Murthy said the precious element for cadre building was that it is built across the pyramid.

“We continue to build people who are capable of doing design, architecture, programme management, project management, so on. We are building for the entire pyramid for executing programmes of this nature, especially digital programmes. These are the subject matter experts,” said Bhanu Murthy.

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