Wipro, Accenture, Tech Mahindra Will Honor All Job Offers Amidst Coronavirus Chaos
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the economies around the world to dwindle. The Indian businesses, startups and the entire market has suffered a massive impact due to the nation-wide lockdown.
Despite this, leading IT companies such as Wipro, Accenture and Tech Mahindra have decided to add to their workforce some new hires.
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Recruitment Amidst the Lockdown?
The IT sector is one of the largest employers in India with over 20,000 job offers handed out every month. According to Nasscom, the sector has hired 205,000 new employees in FY20. The industry employs around 45 lakh people.
The IT firms Wipro, Accenture and Tech Mahindra have already started virtual recruitment of ‘laterals’ as well as fresh graduates. These companies also have IT backend support in place.
Accenture is one of the largest employers in the IT sector, hiring an average of about 2,500 people every month in India as per records of the last one year. The company has currently about 200,000 employees in India. Lakshmi C, Managing Director and Lead, Human Resources, Accenture India said, “Accenture in India is honouring all offers made so far, and associated benefits are effective from the date of joining.”
The Tech Mahindra Chief People Officer Harshvendra Soin said, “Covid-19 outbreak continues to be a critical concern for businesses globally. In terms of hiring lateral recruits and management trainees, all the offer letters issued will be respected. Owing to the current crisis situation, we have initiated the process of virtual onboarding across the world which is working well. We are continuously monitoring the situation at our end, and are well equipped to leverage technologies like telepresence and video conferencing to ensure there is business continuity and employee safety.”
Wipro Ltd is set to honour all offer letters made to candidates.
What does Xpheno, A Staffing Solutions Company Have to Say?
Kamal Karanth, co-founder, Xpheno said, “Some companies are honouring the offer commitments, while there are others who are either deferring the joining date or requesting the person to stay put in the current jobs for the time being; in some cases even compensating them with a month’s salary.”
In addition he said, “One of the challenges that they might face is solving the logistics and the security issues for e-onboarding…Allowing new hires BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) will be a challenge.”
However companies such as Accenture have a blended on-boarding model with the teams using a variety of virtual tools to personally engage with new recruits.