French IT services major, Capgemini whose more than half of the workforce is located in India, has onboarded over 45,000 employees globally this year.
In India, the company to hire 24,000 employees till now in 2020 and aiming for similar numbers for 2021.
Earlier, in the month of March, Ashwin Yardi, CEO of Capgemini said, “India forms a very important part of our business and we will hire 25,000-30,000 people here this year on a gross basis.”
Recently in an Interview with Business Insiders, Capgemini CHRO Pallavi Tyagi said, “I believe that lateral hiring will continue to increase. If the business plans and expansion happen as we’re expecting then to happen, then hiring is not going to slow down,”
The company has no plans of slowing down. Even as attrition levels drop, Capgemini India CHRO said. “While it’s good not to have high attrition, at the same time, if there is a need for a certain demand that we need to fill, we’re hiring for those posts,” said Tyagi.
The big shift that Capgemini, and its peer companies, have seen is taking whatever training and skilling is required online. To address that requirement, it introduced the AI-driven ‘Next’ platform for personalized microlearning. The company pegs the digital learning platform as a one-stop-shop for employees to keep up with whatever they may need. The uptake in terms of learning output has increased,” added Tyagi.
In the third quarter, ending September 30, the company saw a 17.4% yearly increase in bookings amounting to €3.9 billion (approximately $4.6 billion). The company’s new deals include building digital twins for a network of European factories and upgrading the industrial network that connects Mexico to China.
Recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic resultant economic slump, the Indian tech companies witnessed a dip in attrition which led to them halting the hiring process.