Wipro And Other ITs Are Dropping Out Employees
Wipro, India’s third largest software company has dismissed hundreds of its “non performing” employees as per its annual “performance appraisal”. The main cause for taking this action is the automation regime rolling in the country, use of artificial intelligence and the change in visa norms.
“This systematic and comprehensive performance evaluation process triggers a series of actions such as mentoring, retraining and up-skilling. The performance appraisal may also lead to the separation of some employees from the company and these numbers vary from year to year,” said by Wipro.
This “performance appraisal” has not just happened in Wipro, but many other IT majors like Infosys, Cognizant and Capgemini have re-examined their workforce in different manners.
Cognizant Technology Solutions, US listed major IT firm is reducing 5% of its workforce i.e. 10,000 workers. The company have the list of total 2,60,000 employees of which 75% is from India.
Infosys, India’s second largest software exporter is reducing its hiring as it is giving space to automations. In comparison to 17,857 hiring last year, this year Infosys has hired just 6,320 people. Infosys Chief Executive Officer Vishal Sikka said “India would see the biggest impact on jobs due to automation”. He even advised that growth of an engineer now depends on knowledge of technologies, rather than experience. “It is important to learn some of the new technologies,” he said.
Capgemini and Tata Consultancy Services have decided to give skills training to 1,00,000 of its employees about digital technologies. Capgemini is even planning to hire fresher, unlike other ITs. It has a plan to increase hiring to 40% from 15-20% of now.
“We will touch each of our employees as part of the training programme with new skills in digital and cloud. The idea is to make them future-ready,” Capgemini Chief Operating Officer for India Ashwin Yardi told a news agency. Yardi warned its employees to be competent in the new system or else it would be a “risk” of them being “less relevant”.
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