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TCS, Infosys Increase Hiring by 350% in FY19

The Indian IT industry is expected to add around 2.5 lakh new jobs this year, according to a TeamLease Services report

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Amid a slowdown in job growth across sectors, IT services major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys hired about 42,000 more techies in the recently concluded fiscal 2018-19 than it did in the previous fiscal, registering a growth of over 350 per cent in new hiring, a media report said.

While Mumbai-headquartered TCS hired 29,287 employees in the financial year ending on March 31, Bengaluru-based Infosys added 24,016 software professionals, Fortune reported this week.

So together these two companies added 53,303 employees in the 2018-19 financial year, while they hired just about 11,500 employees in the 2017-2018 financial year.

TCS hired 7,775 employees, while Infosys added 3,743 employees in FY18, the Fortune report said, suggesting that the momentum of hiring in the $167-billion Indian software services industry has started picking up.

Employees walking infront of Infosys office.

In 2019, IT firms are likely to hire professionals with expertise in data science, data analysis, solution architects, product management, digital marketing, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain and cyber security, according to experts.

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The Indian IT industry is expected to add around 2.5 lakh new jobs this year, according to a TeamLease Services report.

“Investments in IT re-skilling will increase by around 20% in 2019,” said the report on “IT hiring projections for 2019”. (IANS)

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Infosys Allotting Shares to its Performing Techies

Through the scheme, the firm aims to recognise and reward those techies committed to driving value creation for stakeholders through consistent performance

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Global software major Infosys board on Thursday approved allotting performance-based shares to its techies, linking employee incentives with shareholder value creation.

“The board of directors approved expanded stock ownership programme 2019, linking long-term employee incentives with shareholder value creation,” the city-based IT major in a statement.

On shareholders’ approval, about 5 crore shares of Rs 5 face value will be allocated to employees on the basis of their performance. The shares for allotment under the stock ownership plan are equivalent to 1.15 per cent of the company’s total equity shares.

Rhe $11.8 billion company has been a pioneer in rewarding its employees through stock ownership programmes since 1994, including the 2015 incentive compensation plan.

The grants to employees over seven years will be based on performance criteria of relative total shareholder return (TSR) against an industry peer group, relative TSR against domestic and global indices and operating lead performance metrics such as total revenue and digital revenue growth, and operating margins.

Office building of Infosys.

“As we have been a pioneer for many firsts in India, the performance-based stock ownership scheme is a milestone as it sets another benchmark in the industry,” Chief Executive Salil Parekh said.

Through the scheme, the firm aims to recognise and reward those techies committed to driving value creation for stakeholders through consistent performance.

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“By making employees owners, they get an opportunity to be beneficiaries in the long-term success of the company and realise the results of their work and dedication,” Parekh added.

The company’s blue-chip scrip gained Rs 17.70 per share to close at Rs 734.20 at the end of Thursday’s trading on the BSE as against Wednesday’s closing rate of Rs 716.50 and opening price of Rs 716.75. (IANS)

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