TCS to hire in agile way based on demand

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TCS has created Fresco Play – a learning platform – to enable employees to learn digital courses on the go.

“We are going for hiring in an agile way, which is on-demand,” Ajayendra Mukherjee, Global HR head and EVP of TCS, said at a news conference. He was referring to how analytics, IoT [Internet of Things] and automation is changing the entire delivery process.

Though there is a current slump in hiring, the technology company believes that in the long run, automation will create more job opportunities in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, robotics and analytics. During campus hiring, TCS had made offers to 44,000 students in 2015, and the number reduced to half by 2017. This year too only 20,000 new students were hired through campus recruit at TCS.

The company, instead of terminating employees, is reskilling them. For TCS it was more cost-effective to re-skill people in-house rather than hiring from outside. “So far, 2.10 lakh people have been trained and skills upgraded,” Mukherjee said.

TCS has created Fresco Play – a learning platform – to enable employees to learn digital courses on the go.

With lesser number of students opting for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), TCS foresees this as a problem for future talent pipeline. Keeping this in mind, the company has started two CSR programmes named ‘goIT’ and ‘Ignite My Future’ to encourage students in the ninth standard to opt for STEM subjects

The company boasts a total headcount of 3.94 lakh globally and has a presence in 50 countries.

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