Information technology company, Infosys, has clearly made effective use of the countrywide lockdown by providing digital skills to its employees through virtual trainings.
According to Krish Shankar, executive vice president and group HR head, Infosys, the impact of the pandemic across the globe, the lockdown situation, and the widely adopted work from home concept has pushed businesses towards digitalisation. And reskilling and upskilling of the workforce is an important step in digital transformation, so that employees are made future ready.
The number of takers for learning programmes amongst the workforce at Infosys has been steadily increasing, and a significant number of employees have managed to complete courses too.
Learners on Lex, the learning app introduced by Infosys, have been increasing in number and have spiked from a mere 13,000 to a whopping 22,000 a day. The app has also witnessed a huge response in terms of employees opting for vide-based certifications. Their numbers have almost doubled, from 500 a day to approx. 1,000 a day post imposition of lockdown.
The IT company also offers a platform for learning and engagement, targeted at college students, called InfyTQ. This platform, which has managed to successfully engage and train more than a 1000 future recruits, has also witnessed an increasing number of users. Not only are over 6,00,000 students using the platform for learning but about 1,30,000 have enrolled for certification assessments.
It took just about a week to shift the physical training and trainers to the virtual mode. Just like Lex, the Company’s employee collaboration and services platform, InfyMe, is also modular and mobile first. Both the apps are not only easily scalable but can be accessed anytime anywhere.