date_rangeDec 13, 2019
Things are looking up for professional coders in India. Taking after TCS’ initiative to double the salaries of coding experts, another tech major – Infosys – is preparing to increase its campus-based hiring activities.
News is that Infosys wants to extract as much skilled talent as possible for from top engineering colleges across the country – IITs and NITs included – to help build its workforce, and have it populated by digitally skilled individuals.
Infosys aims to hire coding aspirants – fresh graduates – and recruit them as ‘power programmers.’ And the best part is that the new hires will be offered salary packages that are twice the remuneration that was offered to campus graduates in earlier years.
The ‘power programmer’ campaign has benefits for existing employees of the company.
Infosys will organize a series of internal coding tests and hackathons and then shortlist the best-performing existing performers. Once they become ‘power programmers’, they will receive a salary raise.
As part of Infosys’s ‘Digital Tag’ initiative, the company wants to create a pool of skilled employees’ who reflect the organization’s digital readiness.
As per the initiative, Infosys will give incentives and benefits to employees who demonstrate proficiency in any of the 32 must-have skills – and four must-have skills – shortlisted by the company.
The shuffle in the internal hiring processes is part of Infosys’s strategy to keep pace with the rapid changes taking place in the technology and innovation space.
Talent management and training are important, and Infosys making sure that it is well-prepared.
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