IT services major is putting more focus on employing women
HCL Technologies will be hiring 12,000 fresh graduates from campuses during the current fiscal. The company said that it would hire (net) another 20,000 people in the 2-10 years’ experience range this year.
HCL chief human resources officer Apparao V. V. , “We are going to be really aggressive on campus hiring this year. We are doubling it infact. We will hire 10,000 freshers from Indian campuses and 2,000 from the U.S. universities”.
“Our lateral hiring will be in perfectly tune with our revenue guidance,” he added.
The company said that it has increased its focus on hiring women. It had only 8 women in the vice-president (VP) category and in the last fiscal, it hired 8 more women in senior positions taking the total number of women VPs at HCL to 16.
“We are focussing on gender diversity across the board, ” Apparao V. V. said.
For the fiscal that ended March 31, HCL reported gross hiring of 51,589 and a net addition of 17,884 employees. In the 4th quarter, it hired 14,249 employees with a net addition of 5,637. The company reported an increase in attrition to 17.7% against 15.5% in the last 12 months.
During the fiscal, HCL had conducted 1,77,351 sessions of training and reskilling in digital technologies. The quarter saw 84,900 of these training sessions. As many as 31,140 people in the six months to 15 years’ experience category were trained in these sessions. The company trained 79,970 people in general skills in addition during the fiscal.
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